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Berlinde De Bruyckere, Les Deux, 2011. Courtesy Galleria Continua, San Gimignano/Beijing, Le Moulin and Hauser & Wirth Zürich London. Photo: Jan Pauwels

Berlinde De Bruyckere

  • Exhibition
  • Contemporary Art
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PHI Foundation 465 Saint-Jean Street
Montréal, Québec H2Y 2R5

Wednesday to Sunday:
11 AM to 6 PM

Free admission

Curator

DHC/ART is delighted to present two concurrent solo exhibitions by acclaimed Belgian sculptor Berlinde De Bruyckere and American painter John Currin – two leading international figurative artists working in a virtuosic, old masterly tradition yet testing and expanding the parameters of their respective disciplines.

Berlinde De Bruyckere came to international prominence in 2003 at the Venice Biennale where she exhibited The Black Horse – a monumental, abjectly deformed figure covered in glossy horse hide. Before the exposure in Venice, she exhibited five life-size casts of dead horses, In Flanders Fields, a poignant commentary on World War I at the In Flanders Fields Museum, Ypres (2000). She specialises in sculpture in various media including wax, wood, wool, horse skin and hair. Her nightmarish sculptural displacements, be they human or equine, speak of suffering and vulnerability, love and brutality. De Bruyckere’s painstakingly rendered wax and epoxy forms – mainly human but also animal and vegetal – dramatize the traumatic and painful scars of existence and the struggles of life and death. Her presentation at DHC/ART will consist of horse figures on scaffolding, a large vitrine and two wax figures.

Biography

Berlinde De Bruyckere
Berlinde De Bruyckere (b. 1964, Ghent, Belgium) has participated in numerous international surveys including the Berlin Biennale (2006) and After Nature at the New Museum in New York (2008). She is the subject of a major exhibition called Mysterium Leib: Berlinde De Bruyckere in Dialogue with Cranach and Pasolini at the Moritzburg Foundation in Halle, Germany (2011). She has had several exhibitions at her gallery Hauser and Wirth in Zurich, London and New York.

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