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Friday 01.09.2017

New exhibition 'Who is in the House' at IKOB – Museum of Contemporary Art

Romain Van Wissen, Tout le monde court trop après le temps, 2015, Acrylic on canvas, 104 × 153 cm, © Romain Van Wissen

Romain Van Wissen - WHO IS IN THE HOUSE
IKOB – Museum of Contemporary Art


Exhibition runs from september 13 till November 19, 2017 Opening times: Wednesday - Sunday from 1pm to 6pm Vernissage at September 10 2017 at 3pm

Frank-Thorsten Moll

IKOB - Museum für Zeitgenössische Kunst
Rotenberg 12 B
4700 Eupen

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Opening: 10.09.2017, 15:00

The exhibition 'Who is in the House' is presenting the East Belgian painter Romain Van Wissen in his first solo exhibition at a museum. From 13 September to 19 November, more than fifty of his paintings as well as three new spectacular installations will be on display at the IKOB – Museum of Contemporary Art in Eupen. The installation 'I believe I can fly' (2017) is clearly the highlight of the exhibition; it shows the world-view of the artist in the form of a panorama.

Van Wissen combines realism and abstraction with Pop Art elements. He has advanced to a status as one of the East Belgian / Wallonian artists most in demand. The contents of his paintings derive their strong-willed and mysterious power from sources in art history and popular culture. Moreover, Van Wissen has developed an unmistakable visual language in which he deliberately contrasts muted colours with glaring neon tones and combines realistic landscape depictions with abstract coloured surfaces.

The opening of the exhibition is scheduled for Sunday, 10 September 2017 at 3:00 p.m. At 4:30 p.m. as a special event at the vernissage, the internationally acclaimed musician Pierre Bastien will appear at the IKOB. The performance has been made possible in cooperation with the music festival MEAKUSMA, which is occurring at the same time in the Alter Schlachthof.