With Art on the Meuse Z33 and RLKM will bring art to the Meuse Valley in Limburg. Between 2022 and 2024, five artworks will appear in Dilsen-Stokkem, Kinrooi, Lanaken, Maaseik and Maasmechelen. read more

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Benjamin Verdonck

Series Smeermaas-Kessenich

Museumkerk Oud-Rekem

On view from 29.06 until 11.09.2022

Little gestures with big impact

Benjamin Verdonck explores the Meuse Valley on foot. Along the way he collects objects that tell us something about the area, from stones and seeds to plastic packaging and lost jewelry. He treats these everyday objects as relics that he presents in various chapels throughout the Meuse Valley. The carefully arranged collections show his journeys through the area where water and people each leave their own traces.

New walks, new collections

Meanwhile, Verdonck’s collection of finds keeps growing as he continues his exploration of the Meuse Valley. The artworks were exhibited for the first time at the Onze-Lieve-Vrouw van Zeven Smarten chapel in Boyen (Stokkem) until 06.03.22 and at the Heilige Rita Chapel on the Sipernau Estate. This summer his new finds will be displayed at the Museum Church in Oud-Rekem, from 29.06 onwards.

 

About

Benjamin Verdonck is a theater maker and visual artist. His idiosyncratic practice, both inside and outside the theater, often gives a leading role to ‘things’. Verdonck’s collecting practice activates the attention for what surrounds us. The artist uses modest interventions to reveal the extraordinary in the everyday, a form of ‘caring for’ that cannot be seen separately from human neglect of the environment.

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Practical information

Map: Museumkerk Oud-Rekem

On view: from 29.06 until 11.09.2022

Open: daily from 1-5 PM

By car:

Parking 17 ‘Colmonterveld’: Populierenlaan, 3620 Oud – Rekem (Lanaken)
Parking 18 ‘Kanaalzone’: Kanaal, 3620 Oud – Rekem (Lanaken)