Maarten Vanden Eynde

The Gadget 3D, 2017 (Produced in collaboration with Rita Van Cotthem, for BAP17/Belgian Art Prize at Bozar, Brussels)

As for every two-yearly edition, the exhibition in the context of the Textile Festival looks for the different expressions of textiles in contemporary arts. For this edition, in collaboration with the non-profit organization Living Lace, it was decided to focus on 'lace'. The scope of the exhibition The Hidden Side of Lace will be very broad and will include works of art that consist of lace material, but also choose visual artists who show an affinity with lace in sculptures, installations, paintings, drawings and videos. This time the exhibition is presented in a parcour with surprising (historical) locations in Ronse. In addition to works by participating artists, art objects from the collections of the S.M.A.K. (Ghent), M HKA (Antwerp) and Mu.ZEE (Ostend) will also be shown. Within the course  of the exhibition there will also be a place where textile works by students from several Flemish art academies, including of course KAVA, and from lace associations, will be displayed.