Maarten Vanden Eynde

Art Festival Watou combines the work of several contemporary artists and poets on specific locations throughout the village Watou. The locations range from stables to a big abandoned hall, a castle park, the cellar of a brewery, an abandoned old cafe,... By bringing together the collected stories told by visual artists and poets together around a central theme, a fascinating and diversified parcours is created for the visitors. Last year the festival welcomed 21.500 people.

The 38th edition of Art Festival Watou has ‘about longing and consolation’ as a central theme. The exhibition will be displaying several stories on the never ending unstable equilibrium of the human longing and will be open to the public from 30th of June until the 2nd of September 2018.

With: MENNO WIGMAN, GRAHAM FAGEN, GERRIT KOUWENAAR, FRANS DESCHOEMAEKER, ANNA ENQUIST, EVA GERLACH, SAM DURANT, SIGRID VON LINTIG, PAUL SNOEK, MAUD BEKAERT, PETER VERHELST, DENIS VERCRUYSSE, MOHAMED EL BAZ, PARSE/ERROR, KATRIN DEKONINCK, BERNARD DEWULF, ARPAÏS DU BOIS, GRZEGORZ GWIAZDA, SHIMABUKU, PETER DE MEYER, ROBINE CLIGNETT, ELS LESAGE, RADNA FABIAS, RY ROCKLEN, CHAIM VAN LUIT, SYLVIA EVERS, TORI WRÅNES, RONNY DELRUE, PETER MORRENS, HERVÉ MARTIJN, THÉ VANBERGEN, HANNE VAN ROMPAEY, STEFAN HERTMANS, TOM VAN DEEL, DANIELLE VAN ZADELHOFF, ANTON COTTELEER, POLIEN BOONS, JONAS VANSTEENKISTE, GURT SWANENBERG, ARANTHELL, GEERTJE VANGENECHTEN, MAARTEN VANDEN EYNDE, DOMINIQUE DE GROEN, JANI LEINONEN, JOSÉ COBO, TATJANA GERHARD, NADIA NAVEAU, HESTER KNIBBE, LUK VAN SOOM, JEROEN VAN KAN, CAROL ANN DUFFY, IRINA RATUSHINSKAYA, YEHUDA AMICHAI,  NIDAA KHOURY, ZIYA MOHAVED, HANS OP DE BEECK, MASSIMO UBERTI, FRAUKE WILKEN, VAJIKO CHACHKHIANI, MOYA DE FEYTER, SHEILA HICKS, GRZEGORZ GWIAZDA, EMMA VAN ROEY, BERNARDÍ ROIG, PETER THEUNYNCK, GIDEON KIEFER, EDITH DEKYNDT, THOMAS LEROOY, RANDALL CASAER, CHRISTINA MIGNOLET GERD KANZ, GREET DESAL, HANNAH VAN BINSBERGEN, MELIK OHANIAN, JOHAN CLARYSSE, SOPHIE BOUVIER, AUSLÄNDER, HANS DEFER, LUDOVIC LAFFINEUR, ARNE QUINZE, MARIJE LANGELAAR, TANYA SCHULTZ, ERLEND VAN LANDEGHEM, ROLAND JOORIS, LUKA FINEISEN, MEKHITAR GARABEDIAN, FRANZ SCHMIDT, ARANTHELL, CLARISSE BRUYNBROECK, JANI LEINONEN, FRANCIS PONGE, DAVID DE POOTER, LUK VAN SOOM, RUTGER KOPLAND, JAN VANRIET, HUGO CLAUS, NELLY AGASSI, K. MICHEL, MICHAL MARTYCHOWIEC, PAUL DEMETS, STEPHAN MUIS, SAMMY BALOJI,  TANG NANNAN, ADEL ABDESSEMED, LAURENS HAM, TODD ROBINSON, PANAMARENKO, FRAUKE WILKEN, GILLES BARBIER, HELEN DUNMORE, CASPER BRAAT, SYLVIE MARIE.


Maarten Vanden Eynde, The Last Human, 2017

Exhibition

Kunstenfestival Watou 2018

about longing and consolation
Opening: 30/06/2018
Open: 30/06/2018 - 02/09/2018
Location: Various locations in and around the village Watou, Belgium

With: Sam Durant, Chaim van Luit, Ronny Delrue, Nadia Naveau, Hans Op de Beeck, Massimo Uberti, Frauke Wilken, Edith Dekyndt, Thomas Lerooy, Mekhitar Garabedian, Hugo Claus, Sammy Baloji, Tang Nannan, Adel Abdessemed, Panamarenko, Irina Ratushinskaya, Anton Cotteleer, Polien Boons, Jonas Vansteenkiste, et al.