01 April 2017 - 18 June 2017
´Seize eternity in the moment.´ (Ernst Bloch)
´Kairos Castle´ is a contemporary art exhibition on ´the opportune moment´, with Dutch philosopher and author Joke Hermsen as curator. We know Chronos as the time that we have. But who also knows his grandson Kairos, the god of ´the opportune moment´, who provides unexpected insights and offers new opportunities? He interrupts measurable time and represents all those inspired moments of beauty and vigour that make life intense. Kairos is the time that we are.
With this exhibition, Joke Hermsen shows Gaasbeek Castle as a place where time is ´stacked´, where this other time is experienced. Together with a team of artists she sets out in search of traces of the inspiring ´Kairos time´. With word and image, sound and colour she is seeking for muted time, for reflection, inspiration and movement.
Some names of the artists involved: Maarten Baas, Peter Bogers, Mynke Buskens, David Claerbout, Alexandra Cool, Annabelle Daou, Mariska de Groot, Jaap de Jonge, Eric de Nie, Nicolas de Staël, Gilbert Garcin, Antony Gormley, Suzanna Hertrich, Jay Mark Johnson, Dani Karavan, Evi Keller, Olga Kisseleva, Jorge Macchi, George Meertens, Corinne Mercadier, Sofie Muller, Hans Op de Beeck, Thierry Pecastaing, André Pielage, Quayola, Pipilotti Rist, Georgia Russell, Susumu Shingu, Berndnaut Smilde, Martijn Veldhoen, Antonella Zazzera ...