JRSLM - Paradise lost againFri 18 Oct - Sat 14 Dec .19
Pilar hosts free expo in the framework of 50th anniversary of VUB
Pilar hosts the exhibition JRSLM – Paradise Lost Again. Mandated by rector Caroline Pauwels on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of VUB and curated by Hans de Wolf.
With Francis Alÿs, Anni Albers, José Patricio, Alighiero Boetti, Richard Buckminster Fuller, Joëlle Tuerlinckx, Sol LeWitt, Thierry De Cordier, James Ensor, Odilon Redon, Kati Heck, Gustave Van De Woestyne, Dirk Braeckman, Léonard Pongo, Michaël Borremans, Ria Pacquée, and many others.
The further we penetrate into the 21st century, the more visible the unanswered paradox of our last century appears:
"Why do we keep looking for what is hidden behind facts?"
"And why is it that our thinking can be subdued more than we actually want?"
"Why does the same curse seem to haunt us all the time?"
'JRSLM — Paradise Lost Again' investigates these and related questions surrounding the purpose of life. A confrontation between faith that moves mountains and the explanation why — to others — God is dead. This exhibition is conceived in five parts. In the 'bright' and 'dark room', hosted by Pilar, curator prof. dr. Hans M. De Wolf explores the light and dark sides of mysticism
With the support of the Flemish Government, in collaboration with See U, VUB Campus Jette, Pilar, ULB, Proximus, Hasselt University, Buckminster Füller Institut, Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, Brussels-Capital Region, Xavier Hufkens, Tim Van Laere, KMKG -Forming workshop, Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp, Museum of Fine Arts Ghent...
Alys Tomlinson, Untitled, from the series Ex-Voto, 2016-2018.
Géraldine Tobe M., Leader Spirituel, 2019.
Kris Verdonck Detail, 2019. Foto © Kristof Vrancken
Léonard Pongo, Untitled, The Uncanny series, 2011-2016.
‘Conceptual artists are mystics rather than rationalists.’ — Sol LeWitt
Within the framework of the festival PILAR ASAP, Pilar hosts the exhibition JRSLM – Paradise Lost Again. This expo was mandated by rector Caroline Pauwels on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of VUB and curated by Hans de Wolf.