press release

As part of her exhibition, They are looking at us, we are looking at them Ria Pacquée (B, 1954) is inviting guests to a series of summer performances in the Middelheim Museum. The artists share a similar mentality in their search for connections but their work is highly individualistic and hyper-personal, and therefore very different. Ria Pacquée allows her guests complete freedom in developing their performance, its duration, and the choice of location in the Middelheim Museum.

Every Sunday (until September 22) at 10am

Joëlle Tuerlinckx (B, 1958) Le Tag/200m At the request of Ria Pacquée, Joëlle Tuerlinckx reactivates Le Tag/200m, the work she created for Skulptur Projekte Münster 2017. The 200-metre whitewashed straight line will be pulled once again as a ritual activity by a museum employee every week.

Every Sunday (July-August), at 2pm

July 7
Suchan Kinoshita (JP, 1960)
Platzhalter, 2019
Kinoshita often combines the process-related aspects of theatre and music with the more static nature of the visual arts. For this performance, she starts from the idea of the Platzhalter. The different phases in the creation process of a work of art have artistic potential for her as well: they are “place holders” for all kinds of possible stories.

July 14
Ria Pacquée

July 21
Tsubasa Hori (JP, 1976) Kaze Yomi, 2019 Hori has been playing traditional Japanese Taiko drums for years. Her music performances are very physical due to the large instruments, and improvisation is a major part of the performance. Now she is performing in the open air for the first time: and her music is looking for a unique connection between humans and nature.

July 28
Ria Pacquée

August 4
Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen (PH, 1970)
Dragon Doll, 2019
With self-created music and costumes, Rasmussen draws us into a new performance in which she questions human relationships within the large system that we call society. Dragon Doll fits in with a series of works on national identity, a theme that often plays a major role in the work of the Danish-Filipino artist.

August 11
Ria Pacquée

August 18
Minja Gu (KOR, 1977)
Untitled, 2019
Gu creates works that are very close to everyday life—the consumption of food for example. Her oeuvre often originates from a residence in another city, and she will therefore reside in Antwerp temporarily for this performance. In this new work, she emerges as a performer who, from her fascination with food, not only transcends the idea of cultural boundaries, but also seeks out an interaction with the audience.

August 25
Ria Pacquée