Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles for the Belgian Pavilion of the 58th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia - 11 May - 24 November 2019

‘Mondo Cane’

19 Feb. →
21 July'20

Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys

GOOD TO SEE YOU AGAIN! We have missed you!

​​​​​​​ADVICE AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR YOUR VISIT TO OUR EXHIBITIONS
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​​​​​​​Passing through a steel fence, one enters a secluded space occupied by 22 ashen-faced, mute dolls. About ten of them are automated and perform repetitive actions, condemned to an eternal monotonous existence. MONDO CANE can be seen as a Contemporary Museum of Folk Art in which the human figure is on show, in a society where inertia and apathy reign supreme.   

Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys are seasoned hands in the creation of fictions filtered through hyperreality. They are intrigued by modern society’s current state of psychosis. The dolls in MONDO CANE are living proof of this.

MONDO CANE represented the Belgian Pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale with Anne-Claire Schmitz as curator and was given an honourable mention by the jury.   

The website mondocane.net and the catalogue – available at BOZAR – form an integral part of the exhibition.
 

Practical information

Location

BOZAR/Centre for Fine Arts

Rue Ravenstein 23 1000 BRUSSELS

PRICES
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OPENING HOURS
Tue - Sun, 10 am - 6 pm
Closed on Monday​​​​​​​

 

VISITOR'S GUIDE
​​​​​​​Click here to download the exhibition’s visitor’s guide 

 

CATALOGUE​​​​​​​

​​​​​​​NL / FR / ENG / IT / DU

192 pp

Publisher: Fonds Mercator / Mercatorfonds​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

€ 35​​​​​​​

 

With the support of the Friends of the Belgian Pavilion: Art Brussels, Prof G. Bouckaert - KU Leuven Commission for Contemporary Art, Emilie De Pauw, Luc Haenen, Hangar Art Center, Gael and Bruno van Lierde, Martine de Limburg Stirum, Fondation Henri Servais, Sofacq Gallery, Stibbe CVBA, Micheline Szwajcer, Daniel Thierry, Edith and Mark Vanmoerkerke

Organised by

  • Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles for the Belgian Pavilion of the 58th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia - 11 May - 24 November 2019

Main partner

Partners

Support

  • Belgian Federal Public Service, Foreign Affairs, Foreign trade & Development Cooperation

Structural partner

  • La Loge