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The exhibition Philippe Vandenberg. Molenbeek is an eyewitness report. It is made up of large and small observations on paper, spanning Philippe Vandenberg’s final years, which he spent in Molenbeek. In his drawings and assemblages, Vandenberg takes the viewer on a tour of burlesque Molenbeek: an imaginary site where personal and collective traumas become entangled with metropolitan problems and global conflicts. Through this satirical universe, Vandenberg exposes the recurring structures of oppression, fundamentalism and one-dimensional thinking. Molenbeek is the first solo exhibition of the late works on paper by Philippe Vandenberg (1952-2009). 

 

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  • The artist who resists

    WHO IS PHILIPPE VANDENBERG?

    The Belgian artist Philippe Vandenberg (1952-2009) was a man of many faces: he drew, painted and played with word and image. Keep moving and take risks to challenge artistic and social orders: that was his credo. The vagabond moved from Ghent to Molenbeek in 2006. We are exhibiting his work from this Brussels period from 17 September in BOZAR. Who was this radical Belgian artist? A brief introduction.

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