OpenWednesday → Sunday 13:00h → 18:00h
EntreeVoluntary donation → recommendation € 6,-
-18 years, ikob-members → free admission
Every first Wednesday and every first Sunday of the month → free admission
The IKOB – Museum of Contemporary Art in Eupen is located in the Germanspeaking part of Belgium, close to the German and the Dutch border. Its program focuses on emerging and leading contemporary art through the constitution of a significant collection (in progress) and temporary exhibitions (in dialogue). Functioning as a discursive platform for contemporary art with its multidisciplinary and thematic exhibition program and concerned with critical and socio-political issues, the ikob attempts to reflect the matter of the frontier.
Chloé Op de Beeck seeks to give the trivial moments of everyday life special attention, using film, photography and (found) objects in an installative way. An ambiguity between objectivity and subjectivity emerges from her work, a tension between distance, intimacy and sensuality. The moments and situations she captures seem to be played in a permanent loop; as on a theater stage, the characters follow the predefined trajectories in carefully thought out settings. Yet these are the real and mundane situations of waiting, silence and non-activity, observed and filmed by the artist. In her approach to the museum as a playful workplace, Chloé will assemble at IKOB a constellation of captured fragments and objects, creating a place in which her videos interact with the space, and the viewer moving through the space, becomes part of a scenography.