Thomas Lerooy & Félicien Rops / Vanity Fair

01 April 2018 - 10 June 2018

The year 2018 is dominated at Castle Gaasbeek by the theme of 'vanitas'. The Vanity Fair exhibition presents a dialogue between Thomas Lerooy (° 1981) and Félicien Rops (1833-1898), two artists who have a special affinity with one another. Lerooy, who two years ago&n... 

The Private Papers / Rubens in Life and Death

01 July 2018 - 26 August 2018

Following the successful Vanity Fair spring exhibition with works by Thomas Lerooy and Félicien Rops, Gaasbeek Castle is carrying the vanitas theme forward. Nothing is more transient than life. The Flemish baroque painter, Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) was aware of this. He documented his ... 

Exquisite Corpses / Erwin Olaf’s homage to Egmont

01 July 2018 - 26 August 2018

Death is omnipresent in the history of Gaasbeek Castle. But one man’s loss was another man’s gain. The castle always rose again, like a phoenix from its ashes. This vanitas, or transience of life in the castle, was captured stunningly in 2012 by Dutch master photographer, Erwin Olaf (... 

Cindy Wright / Dead Poetry

07 September 2018 - 04 November 2018

We will bring 2018 to a close with an overview of the recent work of Cindy Wright. Her hyper-realistic paintings, in which decay and transience are a leitmotif, will be combined with the creation of a new soundscape by the Dutch composer/lute player Jozef van Wissem.

Wright’s painti... 

Wijngaardfeesten Wijndomein Dappersveld-Woestijn

09 September 2018

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