Open Now: Hans Op de Beeck | The Quiet Parade

We are proud to let you know that a new solo exhibition by Hans Op de Beeck is now on view at Amos Rex in Helsinki. In The Quiet Parade Hans Op de Beeck’s hypnotic world takes over Amos Rex from September 21, 2022 until February 26, 2023. The Belgian artist creates a new immersive installation, which invites the viewer to ponder the ordinary moments and the essential questions of being.

The Quiet Parade is a sculptural mindscape that includes works from 2015–2022 as well as a soundscape composed for the exhibition. The artist invites us to wander in an enigmatic park depicting different stages of life. There is no single correct path or a locked-in way of interpretation. Instead, everyone can approach the works from their own experience. This grey landscape, as if covered by ash, leads us to slow down and reflect inward — to focus on the present moment.

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Hans Op de Beeck | The Quiet Parade
September 21, 2022 – February 26, 2023
Amos Rex, Helsinki

To get an impression of Op de Beeck’s installation click on the link below.

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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.