May 1, 2012 - Middelheim Museum - The museum shapes its future
May 1, 2012

The museum shapes its future

The House under construction.*

Middelheim Museum shapes its future

Middelheim 2012
Open to the public on Saturday, 26 May 
and Sunday, 27 May 2012. 
Preview for art world professionals Friday, 25 May.

Middelheimlaan 61
B-2020 Antwerpen

The Middelheim Museum is constantly in motion, but in 2012, the Museum and its collection will be undergoing a major metamorphosis, including a considerable expansion of the museum grounds and modernisation of the infrastructure. For this, the Middelheim Museum is working in tandem with guest curator, Paul Robbrecht (1950, Belgium).

Robbrecht and Daem are constructing a semi-open pavilion, The House (Het Huis), which will be inaugurated with a prestigious exhibition of works by Thomas Schütte (1954, Germany). The entire Middelheim collection will be reviewed and renowned artists such as Ai Weiwei (1957, China), Roman Signer (1938, Switzerland) and Philippe Van Snick (1946, Belgium) will present new works custom-made for the museum. In the Braem Pavilion (Braempaviljoen), fashion designers Bernhard Willhelm (1972, Germany) and Jutta Kraus (1972, Germany) will be displaying an initial selection of pieces of international importance from the Middelheim collection that are too fragile to be displayed outside.

Middelheim 2012 will open on Friday, 25 May, exclusively for art world professionals, one day before the opening weekend. In collaboration with Art magazine, the Middelheim Museum will hold a series of ‘Artist Talks’ on this day, and will be providing attendees with an opportunity to meet the participating artists in person and get an up-close look at their new work.

*Image above:
The House under construction. Image copyright Joris Casaer.

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