Different locations in the city centre of Ypres (Ieper) (BE)
Joris Van de Moortel, Ruben Bellinkx, Stephan Balleux, Cindy Wright
Vanitas Extended is an exhibition for which seventeen (inter)national artists present their work in musea, the public sphere, the cultural centre and on historical sites of the city of Ypres, Belgium. The exhibition and its title question the term ‘vanitas’ and its place within the transience of today. The selected works transcend tradition, constructed with contemporary stones of contemporary builders; a semicircle of international artists. Inertia, antiquity and their connection to the forbiddingness of death become transfused into echoes in image and sound of vanitas’ rich history. Vanitas Extended ties the wartime past of Ypres to present-day talent and timeless views.