After weeks of tropical temperatures in Belgium, it happens that this day is a very cold one...
The large canvases are from artist in residence Sammy Baloji, photographer from DR Congo. For the series 'Congo Far West' he copied very old photographs from the early years of colonisation and mounted them on images of watercolours made in the former Belgian colony. The images were chosen from the museum's collection.artists in residence Sammy Baloji & Patrick Mudekereza until 4 September 2011
next to other ongoing exhibitions, it is the opening of Luminous-Lumineus-Lumineux, part of Fetish Modernity.
90 light sculptures were chosen from 300 entries
Johan Govaerts - Hilde Poleunis
Françoise Giaotto - Louisa Moyson - Marthe Vanhoutte - Anne Vanderstraeten
Françoise Van Hauwaert
Hilde Beckers & Staf Van Pelt
Karin Rooms - Fred Maes
Marc Bauwens & Marleen De Vos
Marien Van Mechelen - An Lanckman
Rotsart De Hertaing Françoise
And the winners of the public vote & of the museum's personnel vote are ... in random order
Greta Wouters with a light made from screen wipers!
Pierre-Olivier Monthuy, the Butterfly on the leftIngrid Ravoet - Palimpsest on the right
just my cup of tea... I'd love this in my home right now
The overall winner with prizes in both categories is an intriguing piece with an ingenious electric circuit.
Cobowawa - Défense d'y voir - detail
It was impossible to take photos of all of them ... too many people, difficult lighting conditions, sculptures against wrong backdrops... the choice above is not a personal one of the best light sculptures. many gorgeous pieces were hard to photograph.
My apologies for the bad quality of the pictures, but view the whole collection HERE
LUMINOUS - LUMINEUS - LUMINEUX
part of Fetish Modernity exhibition
Royal Museum for Central Africa
Tervuren - Belgium
until the end of August 2011