Exhibitions at The Venice Biennale - Belgian Pavilion
The Nature of the Game
Text by Hilde Teerlinck
“A young boy runs and falls on the ground while his leg slides over the earth of the street and the tip of his foot touches an imaginary ball, he scores a goal! Action comparable to the likes of Messi! You can feel the joy on the dry and dusty streets. But even if the ball isn’t there, he is there…”
Since 1999, during his many travels, Francis Alÿs’ camera has filmed children playing in the public space. It started with the video Child… more
At the 58th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, the Belgian Pavilion is showing MONDO CANE, an exhibition by artists Jos de Gruyter and Harald Thys, curated by Anne-Claire Schmitz. MONDO CANE was selected and announced as Belgium’s representation to the Biennale in July 2018 by the Minister of Culture of the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles. The project depicts a society that is folded in on itself where tradition is erected as a refuge.
MONDO CANE presents it… more
Curator Eva Wittocx