Private home, plenty of drawings: ‘Forcefield’ at Institut De Carton (Brussels)

For the love of art. With all those stories about the art market, auction records and wealthy collectors, one might forget that some are actually really doing it just for the love of art. Take A.VE.NU.DE.JET.TE/Institut De Carton (Brussels) for instance, a place worth visiting these days for Forcefield – Drawing show, an exhibition focusing on drawings, with work by some 30 artists, such as Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys, Mark Manders, Valérie Mannaerts, Bernd Lohaus and Philippe Vandenberg. Institut De Carton is run by a couple of artists and the exhibitions take place at the home of one of them, Henri Jacobs. Using their wide network of artists and collectors, they are able set up interesting shows such as Forcefield. Aglaia Konrad, one of the Carton-artists, is presently showing work at Netwerk (Aalst, through June 15), while Henri Jacobs is presenting 550 of his ‘journal drawings’ at Stedelijk Museum Schiedam (Holland), through August 31. Last day to visit Forcefield at Institut De Carton: Saturday June 14 (2-6 pm). At 4 pm a special event will take place: some of the artists in the exhibition will jointly draw a ‘cadavre exquis‘.

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