Solo exhibition in Institut de Carton – Brussels
After a closure of a few weeks by COVID-19 the exhibition is open again:
– Every Saturday 14 – 18 hours till 20 February 2021
– By appointment
Visitors are required to wear a mask.
Curated by Willem Oorebeek, Henri Jacobs, Suchan Kinoshita and Maarten Greve
The guided tours of Dirk Snauwaert – Director of Wiels, and Noor Mertens – Director of Kunstverein Langenhagen, in the exhibition of Maddy Arkesteyn, planned on Saturday October 31st, have been cancelled due to Covid 19.
Guided tours by friends, curators and people close to Maddy to talk about her and her work.
Guided tour #1: Elly Strik
Guided tour #2: Maarten & Tato Greve
Le Petit Cercle Bruxellois – Institut de Carton – Brussels 2019
Mind Fabric – Institut de Carton – Brussels 2016
Bozar Brussel – De Ateliers 1994
“What interests me are transition points where different interests are facing each other. Such as gas stations or peripheral areas in which countryside, city, relaxation and industry come together. Where meaning is released, transferred or reformed”
Collection Boijmans Van Beuningen: more images
Stedelijk Museum – Amsterdam 1996
Landscape models – Exedra 1998
Albert Heijn – Rotterdam 1999
Maddy Arkesteyn manipulated many products by mixing shape and brand recognition of well-known products.
The Albert Heijn intercom transmitted also a sound tape whispering a grocery list containing all products sold in the supermarket. The list was spoken by Maddy herself.
Residency at Xiamen – China 2010
Newspaper snippet caught in a bucket 1998
10 liter transparent polyester poured into a bucket containing a floating snippet of a newspaper. After it has been solidified, the polyester has been taken out and presented.
“People asking me if the snippet represents a special day or occasion. No, certainly not, it’s about a meaningless subject at a meaningless moment, but fixed for ever”
Polyester bags 2005
A promise of happiness 2008
Maddy Arkesteyn took to the streets of Molenbeek for this series of photographs. The things are beyond order or control and so are momentarily liberated. They are landscapes which have been formed and changed by the wind. The objects are abandoned to their fate and need to be cleared away as quickly as possible. But it is this brief moment of being left over and left behind that gives them the chance to escape. In the space of that uncontrollable moment, the sense of freedom is tangible.