Last call: Berlinde De Bruyckere @ S.M.A.K.

Any plans for this weekend yet? If not, time to plan a trip to S.M.A.K. Ghent, and visit the exposition of Berlinde De Bruyckere! The exposition is an enormous success and this weekend is your last chance to witness the beauty of this artist her well-discussed solo-exposition “Sculptures and drawings”.

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De Bruyckere’s first work you get to see is the monumental “Kreupelhout – Cripplewood”. This is a very strong work that sets the tone for the whole expo.
The sculpture looks like an enormous tree that has fallen, is wounded and has been banded. It seems hurt and hopeless, sad. It left a big impression on me because of the human feelings I felt from this work, even though the tree isn’t a real tree, but a sculpture totally made of wax!

Trough the exposition, you get confronted with suffocation, the fragility of the human body and pain. De Bruyckere has the ability to make animals, humans and other natural phenomena’s look beautiful in all its vulnerability. Her craftsmanship is incredible: you can’t help but develop a curious fascination for her sculptures!


At a certain point in the expo, you face a gigantic hung up horse. This work made me stand still and gasp… It’s difficult to describe all the feelings I felt at that moment.
You have to see this work for yourself in real life to understand my gasping. I haven’t post a photo of this work, so you don’t have any impressions of it before visiting.


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Aversion, pain, sadness, astonishment and appreciation. A lot of different emotions at once, a sign you can’t miss this expo! See for yourself, but hurry, “Sculptures and drawings” ends at the end of this week!

“Sculputures & Drawings”
2000 – 2014
Berlinde De Bruyckere

Jan Hoetplein 9000 Gent
10.00 -18.00
Expo ends 15.02.2015

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