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Mark Manders in

30 June—30 September 2024
Group exhibition at Castle & domain Marnix de Sainte-Aldegonde, Bornem, Belgium

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DAUWRAUW | A Bruegelian Landscape unveils an extraordinary encounter between master engravings by Pieter Bruegel the Elder, enriched with seven contemporary perspectives. In this artistic homage to Bruegel, with the landscape taking center stage, you will discover a synthesis of art and nature in and around Castle Marnix de Sainte-Aldegonde in Bornem (Antwerp) that reflects the profound layered complexity of Bruegel's works. Bruegel, beyond being an observer, was a keen commentator on society. Immerse yourself in a Bruegel painting during this exhibition – a physical and imaginative journey. Seven contemporary artists act as our guides, critical observers of our time seamlessly integrating their insights into this serene landscape, allowing the raw to seamlessly blend into the morning dew.

The invited artists create new works or reinterpret existing artworks within this enchanting context. The number seven, referring to the seven deadly sins and virtues in Bruegel's engravings, provides a unique angle for the artists to differentiate themselves from traditional symbolism. This exhibition includes the largest private collection of Bruegel's etchings by Count John de Marnix de Sainte Aldegonde, alongside the work of internationally renowned artists Francis Upritchard, Mark Manders, Ana Prvacki, mountaincutters, Monika Emmanuelle Kazi, Joan Jonas and Cardiff & Miller. Alongside the exhibition, you can explore a captivating side program featuring essays, lectures, nocturnes, walks, and more.