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27 Aug 2013

Netwerk - Opening Patrick Van Caeckenbergh

De Wieg, Patrick Van Caeckenbergh

Patrick Van Caeckenbergh
Netwerk / centre for contemporary art


SU 01.09 — SU 17.11 2013



Netwerk / center for contemporary art
Houtkaai z/n

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Patrick Van Caeckenbergh, internationally renowned Aalst-native artist, selected for the Venice Biennale in 2013, installs his new work Het Neusje at the roundabout adjacent to the Verbrandhofstraat in Aalst.

Following the inauguration of this work the city of Aalst and Netwerk organises an art-parcour and an exhibition of Patrick Van Caeckenbergh's work.

The art-parcour takes us past three works by Patrick Van Caeckenbergh: Het Neusje, Het bevattingsvermogen and De Wieg.

SA 31.08 2013

15:00 departure art-parcour
> Netwerk
15:30 presentation and lecture of Het Neusje
> Roundabout Verbrandhofstraat by Ronald Van de Sompel, advisor Art in Contract – team Flemish Architects
16:00 lecture on Het Bevattinsvermogen
> Flemish Environment, Gasthuisstraat by Patrick Van Caeckenbergh
16:30 opening exhibition
> Netwerk
with speeches by Mayor, Christoph D'Haese, Alderman of Public Works, Ann Van de Steen and Alderman of Culture Ilse Uyttersprot + reception

Over the past twenty years, Patrick Van Caeckenbergh (b. 1960, Aalst) has been working steadily on a baroque and mysterious body of work. Van Caeckenbergh’s sculptures and collages offer distinctly individual views of the world. An uncontrollable urge to collect and order can be sensed in the bigger-than-life-size, absurdist collages made of magazine pictures in which we can discern nipples, vegetables and bits of skin. Full of references to philosophers and other writers, the works on paper serve as the perfect setting for Van Caeckenbergh’s peculiar sculptures. These are constructed from thousands of pieces of unfired or self-hardening clay and initially come across as being imaginary creatures from unknown folk tales.