Posts Tagged ‘Belgium’

Cripplewood at the Venice Biennale

It takes a moment for my eyes to adjust. It’s dim and dank in here, despite the warmth of the Venetian summer. A long, gnarled mass lies sprawled across the length of the floor; in the gloom of the pavilion its flesh seems luminous. In places, its limbs are bound with rags. Sometimes they rest on threadbare cushions. It’s a fallen tree, but it seems[.....]

Tuymans @ Zwirner: a decade of partnership, and The Summer is Over

Luc Tuymans. "Zoo." 2011. Oil on canvas. 108 5/8 x 84 1/8 inches (276 x 213.6 cm). Courtesy the artist and David Zwirner, New York/London.

Belgian artist Luc Tuymans is perhaps best known for challenging the post Abstract Expressionism debate about the relevancy of painting by taking on subjects as Belgian colonialism, the Holocaust and the War on Terror. In his tenth exhibition at David Zwirner in New York, The Summer is Over, Tuymans scrutinizes the relevance of capturing reality in painting. Alluding to ghosts of the present and future, the[.....]