Mullem, Huise, Wannegem en Lede
Opening times: open on Saturdays and Sundays from 12am til 6pm
Meggy Rustamova, Noor Nuyten, Joris Van de Moortel
In the shadow of 4 fairy-like churches, the exhibition PASS will soon emerge amidst the rolling green hills of the Flemish Ardennes. From May 1 to July 5, art will intertwine with the idyllic and pastoral villages of Mullem, Huise, Wannegem and Lede.
It was contemporary artist, and inhabitant of Mullem, Kris Martin who invited Jan Hoet Junior to curate PASS and to select artists, works of art and locations for this project. The idea for this exhibition partly arose from Sint-Jan, an exhibition in the Saint-Bavo Cathedral in Ghent in the summer of 2012. Sint-Jan was also initiated by Martin and was put together in just a couple of weeks, with almost no budget but with the help of a bunch of enthusiastic people and lots of ardor of the artists. It was curated by Jan Hoet and Hans Martens and became a huge success.
PASS has the same eagerness. Religion and spirituality, which were the core inspiration of Sint-Jan, remain a strong issue but we especially want to offer the participating artists freedom and a challenge to create something for this specific spatial context. The landscape is ‘taken’ by the artists in a playful and natural way, the direct environment is a source of inspiration. The artistic framing of the villages with their special places and their small stories, that is exactly the aim of PASS.
PASS wants to connect with the audience, wants to reach out to people and to invite them to come and experience these 4 villages in the Flemish Ardennes, to show them a new world that distances itself from the daily toil and trouble, but is at the same time a mirror of it.
PASS brings contemporary art to the village. Mullem, Huise, Wannegem and Lede will be intertwined by a route, a trail passing unique venues of art, green hills and pastures. It is exactly this spatial context, which is expressed in the word PASS, that connects artist and artworks. But it also comprises the knowledge that we are products of our time and wants to start a conversation about the status and the future of art.
Artists: David Adamo, Francesco Arena, Thomas Bogaert, Michaël Borremans, Dirk Braeckman, David Claerbout, Patrick Corillon, Honoré d'O, Thierry De Cordier, Johan De Wit, Adelheid De Witte, Ronny Delrue, Robert Devriendt, Liam Everett, Lara Favaretto, Jeroen Frateur, Alberto Garutti, Tine Guns, João Maria Gusmão & Pedro Paiva, David Hammons, Graham Hudson, Runa Islam, Masato Kobayashi, Alicja Kwade, Anna Lange, Alejandro Leonhardt, Emilio Lopez-Menchéro, Cristina Lucas, Kris Martin, Xavier Mary, Navid Nuur, Noor Nuyten, Ylva Ogland, Gauthier Oushoorn, Katrien Paulussen, Alex Perweiler, Amalia Pica, Wilfredo Prieto, Przemek Pyszczek, Pietro Roccasalva, Matthieu Ronsse, Meggy Rustamova, Fernando Sanchez Castillo, Jan Ströh, Pascale Marthine Tayou, Karel Thienpont, Joris Van de Moortel, Jan Van Imschoot, Jean-Baptist Vandevelde, Adriaan Verwée, Tim Volckaert, Guido Vrolix, Jean-Christophe Wallaert, Martin Wallaert, Gilberto Zorio