Latest exhibition

Le Petit Cercle Bruxellois

Institut de Carton – Brussels 2019

maddy arkesteyn  dresses

> Dresses made by laundry dryer baskets  –  2010 Xiamen China  

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Previous exhibitions

Mind Fabric – Institut de Carton – Brussels  2016


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Bozar Brussel – De Ateliers 1994

Maddy Arkesteyn De AteliersCollection: Boijmans Van Beuningen

“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”

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Amsterdam – Stedelijk Museum 1996

Collection: Stedelijk Museum

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Landscape models – Exedra 1998

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Albert Heijn Rotterdam – Claustrofobia 1999

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Residency at Xiamen – China  2010

Maddy Arkesteyn Xiamen

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Newspaper snippet caught in a bucket  1998

Maddy Arkesteyn - emmer “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”

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Polyester bags 2005


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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.

Maddy Arkesteyn Molenbeek

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Swimming pool 1993

Maddy Arkesteyn zwembad met objecten

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