(April 30, 2011 – November 30, 2013)

For this second group exhibition in the Vanhaerents Art Collection curators Walter Vanhaerents and Pierre-Olivier Rollin have again chosen the title of a rock song. Sympathy for the Devil is the first track on the Rolling Stones album Beggars Banquet. The exhibition contains works of Walter Vanhaerents’ vast art collection. Each of them are linked in one way or the other to prominent ideas in the song : the fascinating beauty of evil, the attraction of moral or psychological hell, death and danger as a celebration of life, extreme and transgressive behaviour and a pronounced tendency towards sexuality.

Artists:
Hamra Abbas – David Adamo – Christian Boltanski – James Lee Byars – Wim Delvoye (courtyard) – Nick Ervinck – Urs Fischer – Barnaby Furnas – Anna Gaskell – Kendell Geers – Antony Gormley – Mark Handforth (courtyard) – He Sen – He Wenjue – Jenny Holzer – Matthew Day Jackson – Barbara Kruger – Gabriel Kuri – Terence Koh – Claude Lévêque – Nathan Mabry – Steve Mc Queen – Mario Merz – Jean-Luc Moerman – Yasumasa Morimura – Farhad Moshiri – Bruce Nauman – Ugo Rondinone – Christoph Schmidberger – Sudarshan Shetty – Yinka Shonibare – Johan Tahon – Wang Du

 

 

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CREDITS
Matthew Day Jackson, detail, Study Collection 1, 2009
Stainless steel shelves, wood, medical replacement joints, replica of Phineas Gage’s tamping iron, rapid prototype of artist’s skull fused digitally with Phineas Gage’s skull, bronze, steel, plastic, lead, models of the U.S./Soviet nuclear weapons, carbon fiber and Trinitite
257 × 920 × 42 cm