The Other Side is completely build up with pairs of objects, mirroring as it were itself. It is a reference to the biblical story of Noah, who stocked the Ark with a male and female of each species so that they could procreate after the impending flood. It hints at a past deluge but the title also suggests the possibility of an after life. Consumer goods are packed on a 60 foot long catamaran that crashed on the hill of Verbeke Foundation, one of the largest private initiatives for contemporary art throughout Europe. Ironically, before becoming an art collector, its owner and founder Geert Verbeke managed one of the biggest transportation companies in the region.
Opening: 12/11/2017 at 3pm
Open: 12/11/2017 - summer 2018
Location: Verbeke Foundation, Westakker, Kemzeke, Belgium
With: Jean Groenen, Frank F. Castelyns, Werend Nauta, Lutgart De Meyer, Jallila Essaïdi, Shlomo Koren, Ole Nieling, Ioan Habasescu, Marc Claes, Truus van den Boezem, Barney de Krijger, Renée Verberne, Lin Gerritse.