What’s Pieter Embrechts attraction with Erwin Wurm’s boat? Why is Marcel Vanthilt fascinated by Yayoi by Corey McCorkle? Why does comedian Wim Helsen classify John Körmeling's ‘Artiesteningang’ as one of his favorite works of art in the world? How does rap star Slongs feel about Tim Ulrichs' blown over houses? And why does Johan Petit fancy the wall of our library? These and other famous people talk candidly about their favorite Middelheim art work. All videos can also be found in the ‘Fatal Attraction’ tour of the Middelheim App.
Look back at a series of significant moments including the group exhibition ‘Experience Traps’ as part of the Antwerp Baroque 2018 city festival, ‘Some Time’ by British artist Richard Deacon with the refabrication of the key piece ‘Nevermind’, the quirky ‘My Niece's Pierced Knees’, the first solo museum show of Antwerp artist Dennis Tyfus, the acquisition of ‘Diamond Shaped Room with Yellow Light’ by the American artist Bruce Nauman, the silver palm trees from ‘Cluster’ by Belgian artist Peter Rogiers and much more.
There were also notable moments in the form of performances. How about ‘Pomegranate Promenade’ (2018) by Monster Chetwynd, where spectators in a zorb (a large transparent plastic ball) were guided by costumed artists along a trail of mini experience traps, Erwin Wurm’s 'Performative sculptures' with special guest Walter van Beirendonck, the temporary interactive clay pit by Gelitin or the series of performances by Ria Pacquée and guests.