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Venice Biennale

 

Memo Akten. Boundaries

20 APR 2024 › 24 NOV 2024

 

For the 60th edition of the Venice Biennale the Vanhaerents Art Collection commissioned Memo Akten with a digital artwork.

Discover Boundaries in Venice at Chiesa di Santa Maria della Visitazione (Vaporetto stop Zattere).

 

 

CURRENT EXHIBITION

With Art Brussels we open our new exhibition:

VIEWING DEPOT EXH#03 – YEAR OF THE DRAGON

 

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LOOKING AHEAD

OUR NEW BOOK HAS BEEN RELEASED

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The publication Looking Ahead celebrates the 50th anniversary of the collection and provides an overview of the exhibitions of the past 15 years.

 

ABOUT THE COLLECTION

The Vanhaerents Art Collection is a unique and comprehensive collection of contemporary art, assembled by Walter Vanhaerents and his children Els and Joost. It enjoys the individual approach to collecting of its founders, as well as their shared passion for new and provocative art.

The origins of the Vanhaerents Art Collection date back to the 1970s, when a young Walter Vanhaerents began amassing his first works of art. Gathering pieces that were considered extremely fierce and radical at the time, he laid the groundwork for a collection that nowadays ranges among the most prestigious worldwide.

The collection profoundly reflects the diversity and vitality of current art practices. Both established and emerging artists are represented in its holdings, with works in various media, including painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, photography and video.

Artists whose work plays a key role in the collection: Bruce Nauman, James Lee Byars, Christopher Wool, Jeff Koons, Takashi Murakami, Paul McCarthy, Bill Viola, Cindy Sherman, Ugo Rondinone …

The collection is housed in Brussels, a city that especially in the last few decades has become synonymous with artistic experimentation. In the colourful Dansaert district, a lively neighbourhood downtown, the VanhaerentsArtCollection has found a favourable residence, where it enjoys the proximity of major public art institutions and galleries.

The Vanhaerents Art Collection occupies a three-floor industrial premises from 1926. The former sanitary warehouse, covering a total surface of 38,000 square feet, was repurposed into a lofty exhibition, storage and office space by the leading Belgian architecture firm Robbrecht and Daem.