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An evening with Miroslaw Balka and Luc Tuymans
Over the past years the acclaimed sculptor Miroslaw Balka has been making concise and moving video works. Miroslaw Balka uses his video recordings as a repository of visual and thematic material, extending a sculptural language that is rich in associations with history and his native Poland. 
Luc Tuymans is considered one of the most significant European painters of his generation and he has been an enduring influence on younger and emerging artists. Born and raised in Antwerp, where he lives and works, Tuymans is an inheritor to the vast tradition of Northern European painting. At the same time, as a child of the 1950s, his relationship to the medium is understandably influenced by photography, television, and cinema.
Both born in 1958, Luc Tuymans and Miroslaw Balka have been close friends for years, and their artistic paths crossed several times. In 1998 they collaborated in the two-person exhibition “Privacy,” at Fundaçao de Serralves in Porto, and more recently, Balka contributed 2 major installations to the 2010 group exhibition the Reality of the Lowest Rank, curated by Luc Tuymans and Tommy Simoens. 

Based on a selection of video works by Balka, and a selection of works by Tuymans, the two artists will have a conversation taking their mutual interest in memory, history and relevance as a starting point.