petermorrens

The work of Peter Morrens (Belgium, 1965) is frankly explosive. With criticism and disruptive humor, he observes human existence: our daily use of language and social behavior, our existential doubts, the conventions in the art world and in political-social positions. His own creations and biographical anecdotes do not escape this critical gaze.

Morrens draws, writes and paints under various names and creates objects, publications and frequently long-term, intensive performances. He often revisits older works to deliberately break the chronology of his oeuvre. All of these aspects he brings together in large site-specific installations, in which the spectator’s perception and precise position are determining factors. The role he himself plays in his multiform, ever-changing oeuvre is that of disruptor.

Morrens is remodeling Club Solo as an exhibition venue, showing work from 15 minutes to 42 years ago.

5 February – 19 March 2023
wed to sun 11.00 – 17.00
opening Sunday 5 February 15.00

side program Saturday, 25 February 19.00 – 21.30 hrs

The Bonnefanten Museum responds to the solo exhibition of Peter Morrens with 12 actions and performances (1978-1989) by Roman Signer from its own collection.

Ballon mit Eimer (1980), Tisch (1982), Gelbes Band (1982), Sandtreppe (1975), Mutze mit Rakete (1983), Kamor (1986), Schirm (1989), Spur (1980), Einbruch in Eis (1985), Bogen (1978), video

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The work of Peter Morrens (Belgium, 1965) is frankly explosive. With criticism and disruptive humor, he observes human existence: our daily use of language and social behavior, our existential doubts, the conventions in the art world and in political-social positions. His own creations and biographical anecdotes do not escape this critical gaze.

Morrens draws, writes and paints under various names and creates objects, publications and frequently long-term, intensive performances. He often revisits older works to deliberately break the chronology of his oeuvre. All of these aspects he brings together in large site-specific installations, in which the spectator’s perception and precise position are determining factors. The role he himself plays in his multiform, ever-changing oeuvre is that of disruptor.

Morrens is remodeling Club Solo as an exhibition venue, showing work from 15 minutes to 42 years ago.

5 February – 19 March 2023
wed to sun 11.00 – 17.00
opening Sunday 5 February 15.00

side program Saturday, 25 February 19.00 – 21.30 hrs