The Brussels museums are slowly reopening their doors, so I can finally tell you about an exhibition worth visiting: MYSTIC TRANSPORT @ the Centrale For Contemporary Art. In the context of the Europalia Arts Festival, whose focus is on Turkey, the Centrale invited the Brussels artist Koen Theys & the Turkish artist Gülsün Karamustafa. The result is an interesting mix of cultures. I would say that the expo is about how to live as an individual in a society with different cultures, that is constantly changing.
Corner pieces, Koen Theys. There are many of these green ‘humps’ in the exhibition space. They have like little heads that are watching us. It makes me thinks of some kind of bacteria that can infect us all if we are not careful 🙂 .
Shrine Online, Gülsün Karamustafa.
Etiquette, Gülsün Karamustafa. This is the most noticeable work because it is so big (7 meters long). It’s about the westernization of Turkey and how some people in Turkey idealize western habits.
Men Crying, Gülsün Karamustafa. In this video we see 3 different men whose wife has just left them. The artist questions the traditional Turkish gender roles, where men hardly ever show their feelings in public.
The Re-entry of the Gods, Koen Theys.
The Thousand Faces of God, Koen Theys. Religion is an recurring theme in Theys’ work. This image flows into another image of a different divine figure. He creates some kind of new religion that is a mix of all existing religions.
I prefer not to show you everything, so there is something left for you to discover 😉 . There is a Museum Nocturne on Thursday 3/12/2015 with guided tours and a chance to meet Koen Theys!
End of the exhibition: 28/02/2016.
Info & tickets here.
More info about the Museum Nocturnes here.