Schütte and Douglas at the Pont

From Saturday 16 September, De Pont museum will present two core artists from its collection, both with brand new work.

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Thomas Schütte is realising a long-cherished but never executed project in the main hall: three architectural designs from the beginning of his artistic career, executed one on one for the first time in the context of a survey of his architectural models. This autumn, De Pont museum is showing Schiff, Bühne and Kiste, by this core artist in the collection in the main hall of the former wool spinning mill, inviting visitors to climb stairs, stand on stage or, on the contrary, isolate themselves. Over the past four decades, Schütte has built up one of the most prominent yet elusive oeuvres in contemporary art. 

In the new wing, Stan Douglas combi…

Thomas Schütte is realising a long-cherished but never executed project in the main hall: three architectural designs from the beginning of his artistic career, executed one on one for the first time in the context of a survey of his architectural models. This autumn, De Pont museum is showing Schiff, Bühne and Kiste, by this core artist in the collection in the main hall of the former wool spinning mill, inviting visitors to climb stairs, stand on stage or, on the contrary, isolate themselves. Over the past four decades, Schütte has built up one of the most prominent yet elusive oeuvres in contemporary art. 

In the new wing, Stan Douglas combines a highly topical group of colour photographs about cultural resistance with an overwhelming musical video installation. In this ambitious ensemble, Douglas reconstructs crucial moments of social unrest from 2011 and connects them in a historical line with the year 1848, when several European countries fought for democratic freedoms. The overpowering video installation ISDN additionally depicts a fictional rap battle between artists from the English Grime and Egyptian Mahraganat scene: two street rap variants with social commitment. Douglas shows how the past continues to resonate in the present while blurring the line between fiction and reality.

Opening hours

Tuesday to Sunday: 11.00-17.00 
Thursday evening extra open from 17.00-20.00 
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