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viewing depot

On the occasion of its ten-year anniversary, the VanhaerentsArtCollection has decided to radically alter the ways in which it introduces its holdings to the public. Experimenting with innovative ways of linking the presentation and daily management of artworks, it has adopted the format of a viewing depot that naturally lets aesthetics and functionality intertwine.

In the viewing depot, which extends over an area of more than 3,500 square metres,
visitors can take a look behind the scenes and discover the extensive collection of contemporary art that the Vanhaerents family has built up over almost four decades.


Starting September 1, 2021

The past year was not only marked by corona and lockdowns, but also by the worldwide Black Lives Matter protests.  This period of political and social turmoil has strongly affected the choices for our new presentation.

‘VIEWING DEPOT EXH#02′ turns the spotlight on iconic works by celebrated international artists, including Rudolf Stingel, Lorna Simpson, Jason Rhoades and Bruce Nauman. Artists whose work has until now only rarely been shown in Belgium are also well represented, including Korakrit Arunanondchai, Anne Imhof and Marguerite Humeau.

In the cabinets and throughout the main exhibition, ‘SPOTLIGHT’ turns its attention on recent acquisitions of works by African and Afro-American artists. Among them are Derek Fordjour, Titus Kaphar, Gerald Lovell and Vaughn Spann. How did they experience this period and how has it affected their work?

More than in a traditional exhibition, the viewing depot invites you to experience the works of art directly and up-close. Visitors are invited to explore the works and find possible links between them, far from a compelling and all-encompassing narrative.