Ides of March

In December 2016, a Russian Ambassador was assassinated in Turkey by a police officer during a gallery opening. Historically, assassinations have always led to a fracture point, as with the assassination of Julius Caesar. This time, however, the assassination was merely a symptom of a bigger whole. It showed the complex politics that are involved in contemporary conflicts. Russia, a supporter of the Assad-regime was shot down by a Turkish police officer, who was a supporter of either ISIS or the Syrian Rebels, which are two different entities yet are sometimes put under the same umbrella at the time. And then we have the stance of Turkey yet more.

The conflict was a chaos of interwoven links, but what was clearest was that the world was balancing, building up to a point of tension that seemed to have no release, no explosion. I translated these ideas into a visual grid of elements that explore the issues, with marks relating to photos of the assassination of both the Russian ambassador and Julius Caesar, photos of a millisecond recording of an atomic explosion, Dante’s Inferno and tears in the space of the canvas.

4x 150x200cm
2017
Dilum Coppens
Dilum Coppens
Dilum Coppens
Dilum Coppens
Dilum Coppens
Els Wydaeghe
Maria Wilken-Keeve
Maria Wilken-Keeve
Maria Wilken-Keeve
Maria Wilken-Keeve
Maria Wilken-Keeve
Maria Wilken-Keeve
Maria Wilken-Keeve
Maria Wilken-Keeve
Maria Wilken-Keeve
Maria Wilken-Keeve
Maria Wilken-Keeve
Maria Wilken-Keeve
Maria Wilken-Keeve
Dilum Coppens
Leen Huysmans
Leen Huysmans
Leen Huysmans
Leen Huysmans
Rennie Geldhof
Laurence Durieu
Matthieu Claus
An Bedeer
An Bedeer
Melanie De Bleeckere
Myriam Michiels
Gieles Van Duyse
Peter Minten
Fabienne Verhulsel
Peter Minten
Ingrid Amerlinck
Josiane Coene
An Bedeer
Christine Marchand
Kim Delbarre
Charlot Catteeuw
Andrée Clément
Christine Marchand
Kim Delbarre
Christine Marchand
Christine Marchand
Christine Marchand
Andrée Clément
Carine Booghs
Hans Defer
Carine Booghs
Carine Booghs
Carine Booghs
Carine Booghs
Carine Booghs
Carine Booghs
Maria Wilken-Keeve
Maria Wilken-Keeve
Maria Wilken-Keeve
Andrée Clément
Kris Vanderlinden
Kris Vanderlinden
Andrée Clément
Kore Hermans
Marc Goddefroy
Jan Moerman
Evgeniya Martyniuk

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Evgeniya Martyniuk
Evgeniya Martyniuk
Laurence Durieu
Laurence Durieu
Laurence Durieu
Laurence Durieu
Laurence Durieu
Laurence Durieu
Laurence Durieu
Lauke Huys
Christine Marchand
Christine Marchand
Christine Marchand
Christine Marchand
Kristien Hubrechts
Viviane Herremans
Viviane Herremans
Sophie Van Hoecke
Christa Verheyen
Tom Veys