Universalmuseum Joanneum presents Berlinde De Bruyckere. In the Flesh on view February 15–May 12, 2013.
The body as evidence of our existence—as a witness to ourselves—is a shell to all that moves us. Flemish artist Berlinde De Bruyckere (b. 1964, Ghent; lives and works in Ghent) is one of those contemporary female sculptors who explores inner and outer spaces in connection with this witness. In doing so, she investigates the finality of the body as a perceptible counterpart. Her creatures are hybrid forms, a combination of unusual elements that are found in a state of metamorphosis, evoking complex emotions. They reflect images of a both humanistic and at the same time art-historical investigation of suffering.
As a dialogue with the fluidity of the space of the Kunsthaus Graz, the solo exhibition by Berlinde De Bruyckere—who is Belgium’s representative at this year’s Venice Biennale—concentrates on the topic of metamorphosis and shows sculptures as well as watercolours from recent years. In this confrontation, the show questions our knowledge of existence and finds an enduring sculptural language of empathy.
Curated by Katrin Bucher Trantow
Lendkai 1, 8020 Graz, Austria
Neue Galerie Graz
Entrance Kalchberggasse, 8010 Graz, Austria
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