Sculptures of the Nigerian Middle Belt


The ethnographic literature of the 20th century focused mainly on the sculptural traditions of the numerous ethnic groups that populated Southern Nigeria while the more northern areas remained largely terra incognita. In 2013 Jan Strybol published a study on the sculpture of Northern Nigeria. He pointed out that in many parts of this region there are peoples who still had, at least until recently, their own sculptural tradition.



Albert Niemeyer has been making his way in the Dutch art world in his own unique way for more than thirty years. Fascinated by the unlimited freedom of expression in the work of Van Gogh, Dalí, Chagall, Picasso and Karel Appel, Niemeyer paints his characters sometimes with a photographic realism, sometimes with an abstract expressionist or with a hint of cubism and futurism.

Sleeping Beauties


Sleeping Beauties wants to be much more than a predictable collection of sleeping beauties. This exhibition in Gaasbeek Castle (9 Sept. to 13 Nov. 2011) takes the visitor to a dream world down the rabbit hole. The exhibition presents a selection of works of contemporary art from the last thirty years that were specifically inspired by sleep and dream.

Invisible borders


The exhibition catalogue Frontières Invisibles presents the work of more than seventy European artists of about twenty different nationalities. Under the title “Les Frontières Invisibles”, lille3000 is organising several exhibitions at the Tri Postal in Lille, about an ever-changing, elastic, “XXL” Europe, whose borders are shifting more and more to the East.

Bruegel Revisited


In Bruegel Revisited, renowned Flemish artists use photography, graphics, installations, video and film to find an answer to the question of what Breugel can mean for the 21st century. The location for this exhibition is the Castle of Bouchout, situated in the National Botanic Garden in Meise.

Participating artists:
Herman Asselberghs, Anne Daems, Building Transmissions & Douglas Park, Vincent Meessen, Hans Op De Beeck, Arno Roncada, Katrien Vermeire, Angelo Vermeulen, Dirk Zoete.
Curator: Prof. Dr. Hilde Van Gelder, Lieven Gevaert Research Centre for Photography and Visual Studies

Art and the Sacred in Mumuyeland


Despite some field research, our knowledge of the sacred among the Mumuye is very limited. In all these non-hierarchical groups, which are dichotomous and antinomian in composition, the va-complex predominates, which has a rich semantic meaning, with certain emphases prevailing depending on the circumstances. Religious power resides in sacred objects watched over by the elders.