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
Jean-Marie Petyt
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
Mariken Heijwegen
Dilum Coppens
Leen Huysmans
Leen Huysmans
Leen Huysmans
Leen Huysmans
Rennie Geldhof
Mariken Heijwegen
Mariken Heijwegen
Elsa van den Hoogen
Elsa van den Hoogen
Marijke Van Neygen
Marijke Van Neygen
Mariken Heijwegen
Mariken Heijwegen
Viviane Herremans
Viviane Herremans
Viviane Herremans
Viviane Herremans
Viviane Herremans
Viviane Herremans
Viviane Herremans
Viviane Herremans
Viviane Herremans
Viviane Herremans
Viviane Herremans
Viviane Herremans
Viviane Herremans
Viviane Herremans
Viviane Herremans
Viviane Herremans
Gema Albiol Otero
Marita Van Heurck
Marita Van Heurck
Marita Van Heurck
Marita Van Heurck
Marita Van Heurck
Mariken Heijwegen
Mariken Heijwegen
Mariken Heijwegen
Mariken Heijwegen
Mariken Heijwegen
Mariken Heijwegen
Mariken Heijwegen
Mariken Heijwegen
Mariken Heijwegen
Mariken Heijwegen
Mariken Heijwegen
Carine Van Steirteghem
Mariken Heijwegen
Mariken Heijwegen
Andrée Clément
Andrée Clément
Mariken Heijwegen
Mariken Heijwegen
Mariken Heijwegen
Mariken Heijwegen
Kathleen Ramboer
Kathleen Ramboer
Rudi Snauwaert
Muriel Colangelo
Camile Claeys
Camile Claeys
Muriel Princen
Mariken Heijwegen
Yvonne Willemse
Yvonne Willemse
Mariken Heijwegen
Mariken Heijwegen
Isabella Theys
Mariken Heijwegen