Club Solo on Kunstvlaai: Playtime
In collaboration with MHKA, Antwerp
Club Solo presents: Jeroen Bodewits
How do time, transience and chance affect an artist’s work? At Playtime, Club Solo will be showing work by visual artist Jeroen Bodewits, who died in a traffic accident in 2014.
His death brought an abrupt end to the development of Bodewits’ oeuvre. This raises questions concerning the influence of time and transience on art when the artist can no longer care for it. How does it stay alive? Does a new caretaker stand up?
These delicate questions, dovetailing with the themes of Playtime, are posed from the perspective of Club Solo’s engagement with Jeroen Bodewits as an artist and a person.
With full faith in his energy and work, Club Solo posthumously invites Jeroen Bodewits for an exhibition. The elastic presentation at Playtime connects a series of disparate scenes in time and space. The result is a kind of performative exhibition, allowing the work to reassume and continue its public presence.
M HKA (the Museum for Contemporary Art in Antwerp) will be responding to Bodewits’ art by adding a hand-picked work from its own collection, providing it with an art history perspective.