ANSUYA BLOM

Ansuya Blom (Netherlands, 1956) makes films, drawings, collages and installations that leave room for the strange and the ineffable. In her work, noise turns to music, sound to spoken word, text to drawings. For over forty years, she has been building an oeuvre that forms a highly detailed study of the boundaries of the inner world. She visualises the complex relations between people among each other and with the world around them.

Ansuya Blom takes a keen interest in psychoanalysis and psychiatry. She raises critical questions about the marginalised position of those who struggle to meet the dominant social codes and norms, and about the way society handles them. ‘Tolerating each other’s inscrutability prevents barbarism,’ she says.

Her many-sided, ambiguous work invites viewers to engage in free exploration. In the incompleteness of the fragmentary nature of her work, they can set out to look for their own inner experience. When this happens, it enables a ‘first person plural’, as she refers to it, to emerge.

open wed – sun 11:00 – 17:00
official opening 7 Nov 15.00

Keep one and a half metres distance from each other.
Corona ticket necessary.

Jean Pierre Raynaud, Psycho-object: Tour De Babel, 1964, Collection S.M.A.K., Gent

S.M.A.K. curator Thibaut Verhoeven has selected two pieces by Jean-Pierre Raynaud in response to Ansuya Blom’s solo exhibition: Psycho-object: Tour De Babel and 300pots.

Jean-Pierre Raynaud’s work is characterised by his assemblages, which are made from everyday objects like flowerpots, flags, tiles and rattlers. The bold red, white and black colours are another standout feature. Instead of showing the superficiality of our existence, Raynaud wants to demonstrate its spirituality.

Jean Pierre Raynaud, 300pots, Collection S.M.A.K., Gent

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Ansuya Blom (Netherlands, 1956) makes films, drawings, collages and installations that leave room for the strange and the ineffable. In her work, noise turns to music, sound to spoken word, text to drawings. For over forty years, she has been building an oeuvre that forms a highly detailed study of the boundaries of the inner world. She visualises the complex relations between people among each other and with the world around them.

Ansuya Blom takes a keen interest in psychoanalysis and psychiatry. She raises critical questions about the marginalised position of those who struggle to meet the dominant social codes and norms, and about the way society handles them. ‘Tolerating each other’s inscrutability prevents barbarism,’ she says.

Her many-sided, ambiguous work invites viewers to engage in free exploration. In the incompleteness of the fragmentary nature of her work, they can set out to look for their own inner experience. When this happens, it enables a ‘first person plural’, as she refers to it, to emerge.

open wed – sun 11:00 – 17:00
official opening 7 Nov 15.00

Keep one and a half metres distance from each other.
Corona ticket necessary.