Opening Soon: Hans Op de Beeck at Kröller-Müller Museum

We are delight to announce that Hans Op de Beeck’s work will be on view at the Kröller-Müller Museum with their soon-to-open exhibition The Wood for the Trees. Running from March 23 to September 15, 2024, this showcase features various sculptures by Hans Op de Beeck. The Settlement is one of them, a powerful grey-scale representation of a Southeast Asian village on water, addressing the pressing issue of climate change. Alongside Op de Beeck, artists Andy Holden, Eija-Liisa Ahtila, and Julian Charrière contribute their unique perspectives, making this a dynamic experience.⁠ ⁠Discover more about the exhibition here.

The Wood for the Trees
March 23 — September 15, 2024
Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, Netherlands

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.