Fondation Linda & Guy Pieters, St Tropez (FR)
12 June - 28 August 2022

Art has forever been a crucial element in every human society. Art entices people to social thinking. It invites them in a specific way to ponder things yet invisible, leading to a new revolution. This is part of Koen Vanmechelen’s Cosmopolitan Renaissance philosophy. He initiates dialogue with the old masters. Why them? As W. H. Auden said in his poem Musée des Beaux Arts “About suffering they were never wrong, The Old Masters: how well they understood its human position, how it takes place.” Suffering and struggling are at the core of our existence. Hence Cosmopolitan Fossil: a child struggling with a chicken, the hybrid Temptation busts and the azulejo tile works of the medusa and the various hybrid figures. They symbolize the explosion, the big bang of a new world in which we must find a new order to live collectively together. In this new order, we must recognize each other.

Exhibition Facts
Koen Vanmechelen
12/06 ➔ 28/08
Fondation Linda & Guy Pieters
28 Boulevard Vasserot
(Places des Lices)
83990 Saint-Tropez, France

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Pictures © Robert Schittko