Young Belgian Painters Award 2009 at the Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels





Center of Fine Arts [Palais des Beaux-Arts], Brussels



Belgian Painters Award 2009
25.06 > 13.09.2009




Over the last 60 years (almost) the Young Belgian Painters Award has gone to Pierre Alechinsky, Raoul De Keyser, Marie-Jo Lafontaine, Manon De Boer, Hans Op de Beeck, and Olivier Foulon, among others.


Belgian Painters Award 2009



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From over 200 proposals submitted this year, the jury has selected seven artists who explore the art of today openly and freely, without doctrinaire or aesthetic prejudices. Jeroen Hollander’s imaginary cartography, Robert Kot’s intense photographic landscapes, Caroline Pekle’s houses of cards and other images that refer to the notion of displacement, and the kinetic sculptures by Els Vermang of the LAb[au] group all bear witness to individual itineraries marked by the urban experience. Work on memory is another central theme, taken up by Nico Dockx in his critical exploration of the archives of the Centre for Fine Arts and by Lara Mennes in her photographs of working-class housing in Genk. Leon Vranken, for his part, distorts everyday objects and succeeds in shifting our perception of the real.




Jeroen Hollander



Jeroen Hollander, Zonder titel
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Els Vermang



Els Vermang, Superflux, 2009.
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Leon Vranken



Leon Vranken, sequency ‘The Travelling Riddle’, 2009, wood, paint, metal, plastic, 245 x 910 x 132
Courtesy Stella Lohaus Gallery
Sequence ‘The Traveling Riddle’, 2009
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