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Berlinde De Bruyckere. Plunder / Ekphrasis

Conceived in close collaboration with the artist, the exhibition at MO.CO. (Montpellier Contemporary) brings together some sixty works produced between 1999 and 2022. Exploring all her favourite media (sculptures, installations, drawings, watercolours and collages), it takes over the entire space. The selection includes six new works created specifically for MO.CO.

Although martyrdom, redemption and metamorphosis are well-known themes in Berlinde De Bruyckere’s work, the exhibition also focuses on lesser-known aspects such as eroticism, the relationships and hybridisations of human, plant and animal, and the notions of work and exploitation.

Berlinde De Bruyckere’s exhibition is accompanied by a richly illustrated catalogue published for the occasion in French and English. The graphic design was entrusted to the studio Tout va bien. It includes previously unpublished contributions by the South African writer and poet Antjie Krog and Numa Hambursin, general director of MO.CO., as well as an interview between the artist and the curators, Vincent Honoré, Anna Kerekes and Rahmouna Boutayeb.