Ricardo Brey | Adrift

Museum De Domijnen is proud to present an exhibition with recent work by Cuban artist Ricardo Brey (Havana, 1955), who lives and works in Ghent since 1991. In Brey's recent drawings, sculptures and photo-related works his interest in existential themes, ecology and mystical traditions comes together.

From 2000 onwards, Brey decided to no longer focus on producing individual works but to concentrat…

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Museum De Domijnen is proud to present an exhibition with recent work by Cuban artist Ricardo Brey (Havana, 1955), who lives and works in Ghent since 1991. In Brey's recent drawings, sculptures and photo-related works his interest in existential themes, ecology and mystical traditions comes together.

From 2000 onwards, Brey decided to no longer focus on producing individual works but to concentrate on developing wide-ranging, conceptually coherent projects and series. After participating in the Venice Biennale, Brey developed the concept for the Adrift project (2015-present), that still forms a seemingly inexhaustible source of material. The project has a strong existential dimension and is aimed at generating changes and breaks within the work of the artist. Within this heterogeneous group of works, Brey makes seemingly great leaps between different media, techniques, formats and subjects. Until now, Adrift has resulted in large groups of works that incorporate photographic elements, drawings on a very large and extremely small scale, as well as a variety of new sculptures.

In his most recent work, Brey focuses on European traditions in art, the history of philosophy and religion. Just as the historical avant-garde in the twentieth century developed modern art based on the art of Brey's African ancestors, the artist aims to develop with his Afrocuban background through an interpretation of the European Gothic, a new a-historical, global and inclusive new art form. A reversal of primitivism in twentieth-century art.

In 2019 various museums and institutions will each show parts of Adrift. The exhibition in Sittard is mainly focused on photo-related works that are part of Adrift. In these installations the artist uses photography in collaboration with a Cuban photographer as a starting point, combining these with sculptural elements, drawing and painting. The works often have global deforestation and climate change as their subject. In addition to photo-related works, a selection of other works from the Adrift project will be presented, including drawings and new sculptures. Many of the works were made on the occasion of the exhibition and can be seen at the museum for the first time.

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When

  • every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday until June 10th, 2019from 11:00 to 17:00

Prices

  • €6.25
  • MJK (Museumjaarkaart)Free

Location

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