Maddy 1966 – 2012

Madonna met putti

Maddy arkesteyn madonna

2004   Madonna met putti      240 x 170 cm and 120 x 80 (2x)

Lees meer over de Madonna – Tentoongesteld tijdens Tussen verlangen en controleverlies in Institut de Carton in Brussel 2020 – 2021

Maddy Arkesteyn putto 1

2004 Fotowerk – Schetsen voor putti – Met werk van Guido Reni 1611 – kindermoord te Bethlehem

Maddy arkesteyn putto 4

2004 Fotowerk – Schetsen voor putti – Met werk van Francesco Albion 1630 – Sacra Familia

Maddy arkesteyn putto 5

2004 Fotowerk – Schetsen voor putti – Met werk van Della Francesca 1269 – Maagd met kind

Solo tentoonstelling in Institut de Carton – Brussel

Tussen verlangen en controleverlies

Curated by Willem Oorebeek, Henri Jacobs, Suchan Kinoshita and Maarten Greve


De tentoonstelling eindigde op 20 februari 2021


Fragmenten uit guided tour #2 van Maarten en Tato Greve (10 oktober 2020)

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. 

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Guided tours by friends, curators and people close to Maddy to talk about her and her work.

Guided tour #1: Elly Strik

tato greve

Guided tour #2: Maarten & Tato Greve

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Le Petit Cercle Bruxellois – Institut de Carton – Brussels 2019

> More info about the exhibition
> Dresses made by laundry dryer baskets  –  2010 Xiamen China

Mind Fabric – Institut de Carton – Brussels 2016

> More reworked carpets

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Choreography in the swimming pool

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> More choreographies

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Collection Boijmans Van Beuningen

maarten greve

Private collection

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

1998 Studio at Rue de tanneurs, Brussels (Maddy and daughter Tato) > more about the Exedra Exhibition

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

> More works

maddy arkesteyn sink

> More works

Polyester bags 2005


> More polyester bags

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

> More photo works

Swimming pool 1993

Maddy Arkesteyn zwembad

> More swimming pool positions