Slowly revolving sculptures: Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens puts spotlight on Tobias Rehberger

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It isn’t until you notice the faint humming and you see the black wires on the floor, that you realize that those sculptures are actually revolving. Very slowly. By then you’ve already noted the clever set-up of this exhibition: all those spots in the middle of the room making sure that every sculpture has a shadow too. Apparently, at one moment or the other, those shadows should form a hidden message. Welcome to a collection of new sculptures by German artist Tobias Rehberger at Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens (Deurle; through January 8). Rehberger was awarded the Gold Lion as best artist for a café he created at the Venice Biennale in 2009. He recently designed a weird footbridge for Oberhausen (Slinky springs to fame). MDD simultaneously presents a really nice exhibition with drawings and drawing-related works by three young women: Nelleke Beltjens, Hedwig Brouckaert and Jorinde Voigt. At first glance you could think that one single artist has made all these drawings, then you start noticing the differences.

 

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