Solo exhibition in Institut de Carton – Brussels

Solo exhibition with several never shown before works


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

Several tours are foreseen till the end of the exhibtion

Subscribtion is mandatory: send an e-mail to henry-jacobs@skynet.be
More info via: Institut de Carton

Due to Covid19 measures:
– visitors have to wear a face-mask
– max 8 visitors for the Guided Tour
– in case the tour is fully booked we will propose a second time slot the same afternoon.

Le Petit Cercle Bruxellois – Institut de Carton – Brussels 2019

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> Dresses made by laundry dryer baskets  –  2010 Xiamen China

Mind Fabric – Institut de Carton – Brussels 2016

> More reworked carpets

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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”

Maddy Arkesteyn De Ateliers

Collection Boijmans Van Beuningen: more images

Stedelijk Museum – Amsterdam 1996

Maddy arkesteyn stedelijk museum

Collection Stedelijk Museum: more images (incl: corridor ignoring the exhibition space)

Landscape models – Exedra 1998

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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.

maddy arkesteyn albert heijn

Residency at Xiamen – China  2010

> More works during Xiamen residency

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”

Maddy Arkesteyn - emmer

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maddy arkesteyn sink

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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

> More swimming pool positions