And what about the other Belgian artists at the Venice Biennale?

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Berlinde De Bruyckere, selected by the Flemish minister of Culture, is representing Belgium at the Venice Biennale. But apart from that a couple of Belgian artists have been fortunate enough to have been chosen by curator Massimiliano Gioni for the official exhibition at the Biennale: The Encyclopedic Palace. At the Arsenale you’ll find a selection of really fine works  by Patrick Van Caeckenbergh, a video by Jos De Gruyter & Harald Thys and a series of photographs by Norbert Ghisoland (who died in 1939). Rather special is that his pictures have been selected by Cindy Sherman, for a room she curated. She presents them together with a selection from her collection of picture books. Quite an honor. At the Giardini you’ll find a remarkable room too, in which large works by Thierry De Cordier are shown next to two sculptures by Richard Serra. Not bad at all, Belgium.


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