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Museum to scale in Locarno Switserland

19 March 2017

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  • After having been exhibited in the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Brussels, Kunsthal Rotterdam and The Baker Museum in Florida, this impressive installation of more than one hundred mini-museums created by Belgian artists (including Karin’s Room of Perception) can be looked at from March 19 until November 19, 2017 in the Ghisla Art Collection in Locarno, Switzerland.

    Museum to scale features more of hundred exhibition rooms at a scale of 1/7. The exhibition gives an overview of Belgian art from the 20th and 21st centuries. More of 100 Belgian artists display their work in miniature rooms measuring 100 x 65 x 60 cm. Among the participating artists are Jan Fabre, Koen Vanmechelen, Wim Delvoye, Luc Tuymans, Dirk Braeckman and many more. Following the postmodern tradition the museum is subject and object at the same time. An interactive website (concept by Wesley Meuris) is launched in which the visitor himself becomes a museum’s curator. In addition a large catalogue is published. Museum to scale 1/7 is curated by Belgian galerist Ronny Van de Velde in an exhibition scenography of visual artist Wesley Meuris.
    ‘Room of perception’ designed by Karin Borghouts is a 3D-construction of the effect of a 35mm lense with a ‘trompe-l’oeil’ on the backside. The photos in this museum to scale are taken into museums and zoos and are depicting the theme of showing or not showing. The photo on the left shows the packed paintings of Rubens in the Royal Museum of Fine Art Antwerp which is in renovation. The floor of the room of perception references to the tile floors on the paintings of the Flemish primitives.

    An illustrated collection-catalogue is available. A special edition of 75 copies with the Museum to scale 1/7 of 20 Belgian artists is for sale at Gallery Ronny Van de Velde (BE).
    Look here at some exhibitionviews in Kunsthal Rotterdam.

    Museum to scale