Herkenrode Refuge, Hasselt
2 July - 3 September 2017
Miles Aldridge (UK), Nick Ervinck, Eduardo Chillida (ES), Koen Vanmechelen, Erwin Olaf (NL), Rob Sweere (NL), Cindy Wright, Jan Fabre, Marie Cecile Thijs (NL), Hans Op de Beeck, Trees De Mits, Jim Dine (VS), Michel Seuphor (Fr) , Stijn Cole, Nan Goldin (VS), Vanessa Beecroft (IT), Renato Nicolodi, Louise Mertens, Hadassah Emmerich (NL), Warner Berckmans, Ulrike Bolenz (DE), Bart Lens, Peter De Cupere, Janaina Tschäpe (DE), Philippe Vandenberg, Leroy Brothers, Maria Roosen (NL), Karin Borghouts, Ick Reuvis, Nick Knight (UK), Sara Bomans, Stefan Peters,) Steven Peters Caraballo, Maryam Najd (IR), Patrick Ceyssens en Kristof Vrancken, Rudi Knoops, Peter Deleu, Mieke Teirlinck, Jorge Manilla (MX), Lore Langendries, Philippe van Gelooven, Johan Bruninx, Jonas Vansteenkiste, Wendy Morris (NA), Mariken Dumon, Frederik De Wilde, Mireille Robbe, Marrie Bot (NL), Filip Vervaet, Fred Eerdekens.
Pursuing wealth and power, yet living a spiritual life. On a pilgrimage to Compostela or to Tomorrowland after all? The exhibition CELIBATARY DIVAS shows the work of more than sixty contemporary artists who each in their own way represent this eternal quest for escapism. In the Herkenrode Refuge House, the doubting 21st person enters into this discussion in installations, painting and multimedia with the strong women of Herkenrode Abbey: always looking for redemption, but also free-spirited landowners. Their former place of refuge provides the perfect location for a topical art exhibition on a highly topical theme.