Serena Fineschi, Alessandro Scarabello & Hans op De Beeck Rendez-vous



Hans op De Beeck

Two contemporary diptychs by Serena Fineschi and Alessandro Scarabello, together with a sculpture by Hans Op de Beeck enter into dialogue with art works of the Old Masters Museum’s permanent collection.

Since the late Middle Ages, scenes of everyday life, common objects and domestic environments have characterized the figurative culture of the Low Countries. The “mirror”, the “still life”, the “masks” and the minutely represented “detail” incarnate obsessions with raw realism. Fascinated by these emblems and iconographies, the artists Fineschi, Scarabello and Op de Beeck open a dialogue in this exhibition with Belgian art and its feeling for the grotesque and the absolute. Presenting a body of works, including paintings, sculptures and videos, the artists reflect on the relentless flow of time, on the reality underlying the appearance of things and on the human condition in all its nuances, ambitions and privations. Hosted by the Italian Institute of Culture in Brussels and the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, “Rendez-vous” reveals a unique view of Northern European imaginary and its history. The exhibition rediscovers ghosts, mysteries and melancholic sensations through an extraordinarily contemporary perspective.
The exhibition is part of the project “a due”. Arte Contemporanea in Italia e Belgio, 1990-2015, curated by Laura Viale and Maria Elena Minuto.


More information here
In cooperation with the Istituto Italiano di Cultura  

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