Born in 1958, Luc Tuymans is one of the leading artists of his generation. His fascination with Central Europe’s eventful history has been translated into a highly personal exhibition. Some thirty refreshingly innovative artists from that region show work that displays a clear vision of society. Like Tuymans, they don’t shy away from themes such as war, violence and trauma.
A key role is allocated to animation film, a genre Central Europe excels in and which the art world is increasingly embracing. Work will be shown by internationally celebrated animation artists from that region.
In the run-up to the exhibition, Pawe? Althamer’s striking work ‘Balloon’ will hover above Bruges.
The exhibition trail will lead to five locations in the city, providing an idiosyncratic and up-to-the-minute view of a region on the move.
Curator: Luc Tuymans with the cooperation of Edwin Carels (in association with Cinema Lumière)
With new work by Miros?aw Ba?ka, Guillaume Bijl, Pavel Büchler, Igor Eškinja, Zlatko Kopljar, Klara Kristalova
With work by Pawe? Althamer, Miros?aw Ba?ka, Wojciech B?kowski, Hans Bellmer, Guillaume Bijl, Walerian Borowczyk, Piotr Bosacki, Pavel Büchler, Nemanja Cvijanovi?, Armen Eloyan, Igor Eškinja, Katharina Fritsch, Isa Genzken, Tadeusz Kantor, Alex Katz, Martin Kippenberger, Zlatko Kopljar, Igor Kovalyov, Klara Kristalova, Zbigniew Libera, David Maljkovi?, Takashi Murakami, Deimantas Narkevi?ius, Priit Pärn, Sigmar Polke, Quay Brothers (Stephen and Timothy), Neo Rauch, Gerhard Richter, Zbigniew Rybczy?ski, Anri Sala, Bruno Schulz, Andreas Slominski, Jan Švankmajer, Alina Szapocznikow, Paul Thek, Luc Tuymans, Meyer Vaisman, Andy Warhol, Weegee, Andrzej Wróblewski
With animation films by Valentin Kobrin, Igor Kovalyov, Jerzy Kucia, Priit Pärn, Quay Brothers (Stephen and Timothy), Zbigniew Rybczy?ski, Jan Švankmajer