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Expo : Nature – Collaborations in design


May 10th 2019 ’till January 19th 2020 – Cube design museum, Kerkrade (NL)
co-organized with Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial, NYC (USA)


Rik Wouters Momu

Rik Wouters & The private Utopia 

Rik Wouters & The private Utopia 

September 17th 2016 ’till February 27th 2017 – MoMu, Antwerp BE
featuring works of: Rik Wouters, Walter van Beirendonk, Dirk van Saene, Bernhard Willhelm and others

Right before the closing of the exhibition, my friend Katrien and I decided to pay a visit to ‘Rik Wouters & het huiselijk utopia’ (Rik Wouters & the private utopia) at the MoMu in Antwerp.


‘Reading Woman’ by Rik Wouters (1913), picture by Ronald Stoops


The recurring theme of domestic intimacy on the post-impressionist paintings by Rik Wouters was the foundation on which the exhibition was build. Contemporary trends of people searching for domestic intimacy, restoring contact with nature and the current popularity of crafts, linked the exhibition with the utopian ideas of Henry David Thoreau’s book Walden. A book published in 1954, introducing a non-industrial, natural lifestyle as an alternative for an over-stimulated consumer society (of which a book-review will follow soon).


Impression of ‘Rik Wouters & het huiselijk utopia’


The exhibition also featured works of contemporary artists and fashion designers. A beautiful homage to a painter who died 100 years ago.





De Domijnen Sittard

Over de Grens

Over de Grens / Crossing Borders


March 5th  ’till May 28th 2017 – De Domijnen, Sittard NL
featuring works of: Brele Scholz, Jaap de Ruig, Roy Villevoye & Jan Dietvorst


Last weekend my friend Suzanne and I visited museum De Domijnen in Sittard (NL). Since I did go to high school in Sittard and I always had an interest in culture and history, I’d been in the Domijnen many times. But times are a changing and the museum got a new site, being a part of a newly build cultural house that hosts not only exhibitions but also the library, a small cinema, theatre, bar and a school.

We hadn’t checked the exhibition beforehand, but the theme could not have been more relevant for the current developments around the world. The exhibit ‘Over de grens’ which means ‘Crossing borders’, featured work of artists who are looking for connections with people from other cultures, seeking contact with and opening up towards others.

What mostly spoke to me were the sculptures by German artist Brele Scholz. The faces of her ‘Umgebaute Europäer’ (Converted Europeans) can literally be opened up to see what’s going on inside somebody else’s head.


‘Umgebaute Europäer’ by Brele Scholz


Let’s hope artworks like Brele’s will be an inspiration to cross those borders, to open up to each other and be curious about what’s going on inside somebody else’s head.