OpenWednesday → Sunday 13:00h → 18:00h
EntreeAdults → € 6,-
Reduced → € 4,-
School groups → € 2,- pp
-18 years, ikob-members and every Wednesday 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.
In his first solo exhibition in Belgium, the well-known painter André Butzer (born 1973 in Stuttgart, Germany) is presenting a visually stunning survey of the recent decades of his still-young oeuvre. The central argument of this exhibition involves the theme of omission – both the painterly and the narrational gaps which are manifested in his works and in the selection of the pictures on display. It is precisely these gaps which allow the visitors to this exhibition to follow the creative impulses of their own imagination and to explore spaces of speculation.
Sophie Langohr uses all the artifices of professional shooting and studio work to transfer the glory and fame of the models and celebrities of today to these saints carved by Jeremias Geißelbrunn in around 1640 for the Friars Minor Conventual Church in Cologne, now standing on corbels in the St. Nicholas Church in Eupen. Here are the icons of the Apostles, posing for this unexpected second (of) eternity. [...]
St. Matthew, the dark introverted one, has only to get a tatoo of a living dead on the shoulder or a Christ-like face crowned with thorns on the arm to fully resemble the Greek model Dimitris Alexandrou. (Jean-Michel Botquin)
Discover the current exhibition and become familiar with much background information about the artists and their works as well as the history of the IKOB in its role as the sole museum for contemporary art in Eastern Belgium.
– Every first Wednesday in the month at 18:00h
– Cost: 5 euros per person, no additional admission fee; free of charge for members