It’s as if someone is observing us with a sense of overview we seem to lack, some-one who knows better than us what exactly it is we’re doing here”,
Drawing, 220 x 410 cm.
Materials: charcoal on paper, 2 parts
Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. BK007810).
For “It’s as if someone is observing us with a sense of overview we seem to lack, some-one who knows better than us what exactly it is we’re doing here”, Van de Velde constructs replica log cabins along with a piece of woodland in his studio. Four protagonists, played by Van de Velde and three friends, inhabit this staged world: an artist, an art dealer, a writer and a philosopher. The philosopher reads, the writer drinks and the art dealer poses. The only one really at work is the artist. In the accompanying text, the artist becomes possessed by a feeling that he's being watched, and describes the scene from the standpoint of the viewer. The four figures reflect upon their role in an artificial world.
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14 August 2015 - 31 January 2016.
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Aanwinsten 2013 [Acquisit...
In 2013 the collection was reinforced by contributions from the international avant-garde active in our region in the Sixties and Seventies,