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Animism at Extra City Antwerp, Belgium

by Suzanne on February 9th, 2010

An entire A4 page of unintelligible, pretentious blather disguised as a clever press release really shouldn't keep you from visiting Animism - a long-term touring exhibition loosely based around the idea of... errr... uhmm... the technological/digital renaissance of animism?! o_O

Because, after all, we all like dancing skeletons...

Silly Symphonies - The Skeleton Dance by Walt Disney, 1929

... and spiders on crotches... no?!

Replace Me by Rosemarie Trockel, 2009 - click to enlarge

... oh, and did I mention that remote-controlled pigeons (yes, I know "buse" is Frenchistani for buzzard, but this rendering looks way more pigeony than buzzardy to me, so shuuuuush!) will be on show too?

Buse volant avec l'appareil qui signale les mouvements décrits par l'extrémité de son aile by Étienne-Jules Marey, 1886 - click to enlarge

À propos pigeons or buzzards dressed like pigeons, this painfully poetic sequence from C'est arrivé près de chez vous featuring Benoît Poelvoorde needs to be watched at least once a week day (preferably under the parental guidance and watchful eyes of Dr. med. Klav):

Oh, and least we forget the obligatory art historical question (very basic level this time): Which infamous painting is Rosemarie Trockel's artwork Replace Me (see above) based on? Artist, title, date, please. Once again, you will win a random item from my smelly 'ol Drawer ov Doom. First correct answer in the comments section wins. Good luck.

Oh, and congrats to Sir Dave C for solving yesterday's conundrum: Glenn Brown's Spearmint Rhino is of course based on Francisco de Zurbarán’s Agnus Dei.

Gods, this blog is so informative! :D

Anyway, exhibition details for Animism below.

On show: January 22 - May 2, 2010

Address: Extra City – Kunsthal Antwerpen, Tulpstraat 79, 2060 Antwerp, BELGIUM, tel: +32 (0)3 677 1655 | Map

Gallery hours: Wed - Sun: 2 - 7 PM

Preview | Exhibition guide (PDF)

by suzanne_tumblr on February 8th, 2010

Buse volant avec l’appareil qui signale les mouvements décrits par l’extrémité de son aile by Étienne-Jules Marey, 1886 - currently on show at the Animism exhibition in Antwerpen