⁠Hans Op de Beeck at Musée de Flandre⁠

The Musée de Flandre is honoring Hans Op de Beeck with a dialogue between his works and the completely redesigned permanent exhibition. Hans Op de Beeck’s diverse body of work raises the question of our relationship to time and space.⁠

A selection of some twenty of his works will echo the paintings of the Flemish masters of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The obvious filiation in the choice of subjects is set against the grey tones so dear to Hans Op de Beeck. His monochrome palette clashes with the shimmering, colorful palette of the Old Masters. Op de Beeck’s art questions the finality of things and of existence, just as the Flemish painters did centuries earlier.⁠

Practical information:
Hans Op de Beeck | Silence & Resiliance⁠
1 April 2023 – 3 September 2023⁠
Musée de Flandre, Kassel, France⁠

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ABOUT Hans Op de Beeck

Hans Op de Beeck was born in 1969 in Turnhout, Belgium. He lives and works in Brussels, Belgium.

Hans Op de Beeck produces large installations, sculptures, films, drawings, paintings, photographs and texts. His work is a reflection on our complex society and the universal questions of meaning and mortality that resonate within it. He regards man as a being who stages the world around him in a tragi-comic way. Above all, Op de Beeck is keen to stimulate the viewers’ senses, and invite them to really experience the image. He seeks to create a form of visual fiction that delivers a moment of wonder and silence.

Over the past twenty years Op de Beeck realized numerous monumental ‘sensorial’ installations, in which he evoked what he describes as ‘visual fictions’: tactile deserted spaces as an empty set for the viewer to walk through or sit down in, sculpted havens for introspection. In many of his films though, in contrast with those depopulated spaces, he prominently depicts anonymous characters.

Hans Op de Beeck was born in Turnhout in 1969. He lives and works in Brussels, Belgium. Op de Beeck has shown his work extensively in solo and group exhibitions around the world.