Camouflage, Behind the Abstract Pattern.
Art - Nature - War.
24.11.2019 - 29.03.2020
The concept of camouflage involves much more than a particular type of abstract motif. The exhibition Camouflage: Art – Nature – War at the FeliXart Museum offers a historical overview of the various tactics and motives involved in camouflage, and examines and reflects on the theme of camouflage in art and in our contemporary societies. With the advent of facial recognition systems and the risks of invasion of privacy, the subject is more than ever topical.
The abstract camouflage patterns we are so familiar with today took shape on an experimental basis during the First World War, at the same time as Belgian artists were also experimenting with abstraction. The exhibition presents a surprising and original combination of specimens of natural camouflage, military objects and works of art. It highlights camouflage’s relation to nature, the phenomena of optical illusion and the ambiguity of images.
Artists: Abbott H. Thayer, Rik Wouters, George Creten, J. Vanden Eeckhoudt, Jules Shmalzigaug, E-F. Lecomte, Joseph Lacasse, Frans Masereel, Paul Poiret, Jos Albert, Ferdinand Schirren, Felix De Boeck, Ramah, Marthe Donas, Jozef Peeters, Edmond Van Dooren, Floris Jespers, Leo Dohmen, Robert De Smet, Marc Eemans, Marcel Lefrancq, Raoul Ubac, Willy Kessels, Victor Servranckx, J-J. Gailliard, Walter Leblanc, Michel Seuphor, Anne Bonnet, Louis Van Lint, Victor Vasarely, Maurice Wyckaert, Piet De Groof, Scott Paper, Jozef Mees, Alfons Schilling, Jan Yoors, Fred Bervoets, Pjeroo Roobjee, Emily K. Kngwarreye, Ria Pacquée, Martin Margiela, Walter Van Beirendonck, John Mawurndjul, Pascal Bernier, Lieven Segers, George Tjungurrayi, Kathleen Petyarre, Gérard Berréby, Michael Kampe, Simon Menner, Adam Harvey, Isabelle Streffen, Roy Villevoye, Blexbolex, C. Gonzales-Casanova, Gery Desmet, Sylvie De Meerleer, Adji Titus, Nidraged …
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