02 / 11 / 2010

The zombies aren't dead yet

The zombies aren't dead yet. A new show opens in the SMAK Museum of Ghent, in Belgium, over there they will be playing a video of the zombiewalks in Overvecht and Barakaldo.

Hareng Saur: Ensor and contemporary art takes a new step in the approach to Ensor’s oeuvre. The exhibition shows that Ensor has retained his topicality even on today’s art scene. He is taken out of his historical context and approached decisively as a timeless artist whose themes and technique are inseparably linked to the practices of many contemporary artists. Even at the start of the twenty-first century, Ensor’s subjects and points of view remain resoundingly up to date. Such subjects as the mask and the grotesque, social critique, the self-portrait, the identification with Christ, the masses, satire and death have after all lost none of their relevance in contemporary visual art. The exhibition makes unexpected links and demonstrates that in his visionary oeuvre Ensor pursued a goal that connects him to numerous contemporary artists.

2007. Stay inside, close windows and doors. Iratxe Jaio y Klaas van Gorkum. admin

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