El Anatsui in Text-île at the Egmont Palace, Brussels

21.07.2014 - 21.09.2014/General, Gallery, Art & Antiques
El Anatsui in Text-île at the Egmont Palace, Brussels
Group exhibition
Egmont Palace, Brussels
21 July to 21 September 2014

Axel Vervoordt Gallery is happy to lend a work for the exhibition Text-île at the Egmont Palace.

The starting point of the exhibition called Text-île are the four present tapestries in the Egmont Palace. These four tapestries from the 17th century and woven in Brussels (workshop of Judocus De Vos, design Ludwig Van Schoor) represent the four continents, Europe, Africa, the Americas and Asia. The title refers to textile, tapestries, but also to texts and islands. The tapestries have a meaning, they are also a form of “text”. “Ile”, island, refers to the theme of the exhibition, namely migration, and also to the artists who create their own “island”. The exhibition explores different aspects of migration such as colonialism, refugees, the hope for a better life, search for identity, cultural heritage and exchange, migration of work through installations, videos and sculptures of 5 contemporary artists of one of the continents.

Other artists in the exhibition are Berlinde De Bruyckere, Hans Op de Beeck, Pascale Marthine Tayou and Ali Kazma.

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