One hundred years after the beginning of World War I, Middelheim puts forward the work of artists on whom this war has had a large impact. For some of them, the tragic experiences of the war remained a theme in their work, whilst others struggled to get away from these memories and started making more optimistic sculptures. In whatever way, the artists remained marked by the horrors of war.
A specific walk guides visitors along the work of these artists. It is also possible to take part in a guided tour. Inside the Braem pavilion the more fragile works are on display, with a special focus on the sculptures of Käthe Kollwitz.
For this exhibition I also took care of the extensive visitor’s guide, that was designed by the graphic designers of Catapult (http://www.catapult.be).
role : coördination and realisation exhibition w/ Pieter Boons, Heimat
client : Middelheim Museum
year : 2014
photographer : Esther Jongsma & Joris Lores
copyrights : Middelheim Museum & Joris Lores
text : Evelyne van der Neut
In 2013, 2014 and 2015 I've spend part of the week in Antwerp, where I work as a freelancer to develop exhibitions for the Middelheim Museum in collaboration with Pieter Boons. Middelheim is an open air museum with a fixed collection of around 400 works. More than half of these sculptures, mostly from the period of 1900 until now, is on display in the green museum park. Apart from this permanent exhibition, the museum invites renowned artists to confront themselves and their work with the museum’s collection and environment. Coordinating and realising these temporary exhibitions is my primary responsibility.