present_ed: celibataire divas
2 juli – 3 september 2017
Herkenrode Refuge Hasselt
video-installation 2 parts – each 14’
critic in H ART – 6/2017 Gust Ghijsens
Hunting for wealth and power and yet conduct a spiritual life?
The exhibition »celibataire divas« shows the work of more than sixty contemporary artists who portray this eternal quest for escapisme each in his own manner.
Monique Thomaes’ video installation summarizes symbolically this mix between the aristocracy of the treasure house and the mind.
This sets the tone as a metapher for modern art shown here: the tension between religious surrender and earthly ambitions.