story of absence


story of absence

Embedded in the Heritage Days of the Brussels Capital Region on the 20th and 21st of September, the National Bank has decided to show almost thirty works from its expansive collection of contemporary Belgian art.

Most of the nearly 1800 artworks of live Belgian artists have been collected for over forty years and are usually kept out of view of the public, in the Bank?s offices. Until the end of October, a selection of this collection is exhibited under the glass dome of the Bank?s scientific library ? a graciously renovated 19th century bank building. The exhibition, called ?A Story of Absence?, weaves its theme in close accordance with that of the Heritage Days: ?History and memory?. Personal and collective memories, remembrance and forgetting, and history are its focus.

With work from: Orla Barry, Thomas Bogaert, Michel Boulanger, Jacques Charlier, David Claerbout, Stijn Cole, Anne Daems, Ronny Delrue, Michel François, Toni Geirlandt, Karin Hanssen, Ann Veronica Janssens, Didier Mahieu, Marcel Mariën, Michaël Matthys, Sofie Muller, Johan Muyle, Ria Pacquée, Paule Pia, Félix Roulin, Jan en Paul Schietekat, André Stas, Walter Swennen, Sven ?t Jolle, Patrick Van Caeckenbergh, Rinus van de Velde and Pieter Vermeersch.