Zonder titel [Untitled]

Richard Venlet


Installation, 414 x 5 cm.
Materials: acrylic paint

Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. BK7813_M517).

Richard Venlet creates ‘environments’. He is acutely aware of contexts and relations and likes to intervene in the architectural structure of an exhibition space. In the exhibition Richard Venlet: Paramount Basics (Extended), 2002, for instance, he cut M HKA’s ground floor in half with an impressive 90-metres long mirror. Zonder titel (Untitled), 1996, also intervenes in the space and cuts a room in the museum in half. Here the wall is reduced to a line on the floor. The simple intrusion makes us, the viewers, experience the room differently. Venlet creates a relation with his audience and invites it to participate. Sometimes he does this quite literally, as when he puts up a blackboard, where visitors can leave messages in chalk for each other or for him.

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