The Art of Escapism

The Art of Escapism

Thomas Bunt, Liza Houben, Jan Janssenswillen, Fabian Landewee, Mary Ponomareva, George Voronov, Lukasz Wierzbowski

Expo
Free

Tuesday - Sunday, 12:00 - 19:00 / Entrance: Marnixstraat 409 - Make sure to read everything you need to know before your visit on www.melkweg.nl/en/visitexpo

Tuesday - Sunday, 12:00 - 19:00 / Entrance: Marnixstraat 409

Please note: this event has already taken place

The Art of Escapism

Thomas Bunt, Liza Houben, Jan Janssenswillen, Fabian Landewee, Mary Ponomareva, George Voronov, Lukasz Wierzbowski

A Holland Festival collab

The Art of Escapism exhibition depicts the desire to enter a new reality and escape from everyday life. Inspired by the oeuvre of Holland Festival’s associate artist Gisèle Vienne, Melkweg Expo presents multiple artists from different disciplines whose work depicts contemporary escapism. The exhibition examines the phenomenon of a collective delirium, one in which time and space follow different rules and where the physical body can defy reason.

In a time when all collective activities are banned and the Covid-19 pandemic has everyone locked up at home, the yearning to get together, to blend in with the crowd and to escape reality has never been greater among young people. The Art of Escapism reveals the beauty that lies in pushing boundaries, the ecstasy of transcending your own body and losing yourself in what you believe in. Make no mistake: every fantasy, every desire, every hope for the future is a form of escapism.

With: Thomas Bunt, Liza Houben, Jan Janssenswillen, Fabian Landewee, Mary Ponomareva, George Voronov and Lukasz Wierzbowski.

The Art of Escapism is a collaboration between Melkweg Expo, Holland Festival and Vlaams Cultuurhuis de Brakke Grond. The exhibition The Art of Escapism can be visited at Melkweg Expo with a free reservation via the ticket button. You can also make a reservation at the door. 

Vlaams Cultuurhuis de Brakke Grond presents the sculptural performance installation Lake by Liza Houben from 18 to 24 June. Reserve your free spot here.

Holland Festival presents three projects by associate artist Gisèle Vienne. The performance Kindertotenlieder on 17 and 18 June, L'Étang between 5 and 8 June and a new solo for Katja Petrowick on 12 June as part of the Short Circuit program.

The exhibition is made possible by Holland Festival, de Brakke Grond and the Mondriaan Fund.
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