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Jimmy Kets, Sint Gummarus 2

  

From 3 April 2015 to 6 March 2016 at Stedelijk Museum Lier.

 

The year-long exhibition entitled Saint³. Force of Habit. Jimmy Kets in Bruegel Land looks at religious traditions such as processions, kermises and pilgrimages in works from the collections of the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp (KMSKA) and the Municipal Museums.

Photographer Jimmy Kets supplements this presentation with reportages of surviving traditions relating to saints.

However ancient and pious the theme, what we essentially see in the photographs in Saint³ is ourselves and how we relate to the past today. What Kets captures is that second in human nature that normally passes us by unnoticed.

 
Power Flower

  

From 28 November 2015 to 28 March 2016 at the Rockox House Museum.

 

The flourishing interest in the botanical world and the burgeoning fondness for things natural prompted early 17th century artists to regard bouquets of flowers as a self-contained motif.

Floral Still lifes in the Netherlands

 

Jan Brueghel, Jan Davidsz. De Heem, Osias Beert, Daniël Seghers, Rachel Ruysch are just some of the many artists on proud floral display at this most sweet-scented of exhibitions.

  
Flat-cum-studio
 

Visit the artist Jozef Peeters' flat-cum-studio.

Jozef Peeters (1895-1960) was one of the first abstract artists in Belgium. He lived in a four-room corner flat on De Gerlachekaai in Antwerp with his wife and two children. Although the façade of the building was given a contemporary revamp in the 1990s, in Peeters' studio flat it is as if time has stood still. Which is fortunate, because in the 1920 he turned it into an impressive three-dimensional painting.

 

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