2023 edition
Théâtre Graslin
Hans Op De Beeck

Hans Op de Beeck creates large-scale installations, sculptures, films, drawings, paintings, and photographs. His work reflects our complex society and the universal questions of meaning and mortality resonating within it.

Over the past 20 years, he has created many monumental “sensory” installations, in which he evokes what he describes as “visual fictions”: deserted, tactile spaces, like an empty sound stage, that the viewer can walk through or sit in – in a word, a sculpted haven for introspection.

For Théâtre Graslin, he shows Parade (created in 2012): a video installation fusing moving images, sound, and space, projected directly onto the stage. Here, a slow-motion stream of pedestrians walk through a street. This parade of the most diverse characters can be seen as a rather banal event – but also as a fundamental, visual reflection on life and death. Music and image enter into a unique dialogue in this poetic, insightful, and very moving video.

Hans Op de Beeck was born in 1969 in Turnhout (Belgium). He lives and works in Brussels. He is represented by Galleria Continua (Italy, France, China, Cuba), Krinzinger Gallery (Austria), Ron Mandos Gallery (Netherlands), Pilevneli Gallery (Turkey), GSA Gallery (Sweden).

Graslin Theatre

The Graslin Theatre fitted out in an XVIIIth century style, makes along with the walking-gardens of the ‘cours Cambronne’, a beautiful example of neo-classicism dear to the architect Crucy.

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