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Het Gouden Paviljoen

11.03.2018 - 20.05.2018/General, Gallery
Het Gouden Paviljoen
Courtesy of de Warande
The title of the exhibition refers to the classic novel from Japanese literature. Yukio Mishima describes in The Temple of the Golden Pavilion the toughts and emotions of a young acolyte. The temple of the monastery where he resides is of unearthly beauty. To him this beauty is in such way confrontational that it becomes a torture. He eventually burns down the temple, and attempts (but fails) to take his own life in the process. 

In Het Gouden Paviljoen the Warande brings together work from a very diverse selection of artists. In their work they testify on how beauty can be (too) overwhelming, to the point of being a torture and destructive.

The exhibitions show the vulnerability of beauty and how easy it can be destroyed. The fate of beauty is linked with the desire of men to fully possess it. We buy flowers to put them in a vase to watch them wither. 

Curated by Dries Segers and Annelies Nagels.

Participating artists among others: Lucia Bru, Berlinde De Bruyckere, Renato Nicolodi and Marco Tirelli.

Opening on 10 March 2018 from 8pm.
10.03.2018 - 20.05.2018
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