The above video gives a snapshot impression from the vernissage of various new exhibitions at the Verbeke Foundations of modern avantgarde art.
One of the fascinating exhibitions is Certified Copy.
In a world where numerous multinationals multiply data banks destined to the patented reproduction of genetic information, the Verbeke Foundation organised an exhibition on the notions of copying and cloning. The exhibition unites the works of over twenty international contemporary artists, like for example: L.A. Raeven, Jonas Vansteenkiste and Janieta Eyre, who are concerned in the question of the reproduction of living and lifeless materials.
From delftware from the museum of Leiden over the masterpieces of Hirst, Murakami or Cattelan, to fluorescent transgenic fishes, all presented works give us the possibility to draw a parallel between both contemporary artistic and scientific practices. The characters of the Coco Chanel logo on the exhibition poster also evoke daily counterfeited products, and the expressions of Certified Copy, Carbon Copy and Creative Commons. In fact, the exhibition adopts a critical viewpoint on the motivations for reproducing works and living organisms, and on the stipulations of this reproduction in our globalised society.
Further exhibitions which opened at the vernissage are a retrospective of the works created by Mark Verstockt, Trou de Ville and De Wolkenbreier(s).
Certified copy, Mark Verstockt and Trou de Ville will run until 10th of April 2011.
Wolkenbreier(s) will run untill the 30th of Januari 2011.