Benjamin Verdonck

Tim Van Laere Gallery

The Belgian artist Benjamin Verdonck is best known for multidisciplinary projects in theaters, but in recent years he has also entered the stage of the visual arts, with performances as well as presentations in the context of exhibitions. Recently, under the title “On the Way to Work,” Verdonck featured a group of his visual art projects, all attesting to the transitions he effects between stage and gallery, action and object.

This passage from gesture to material was made evident even in the exhibition’s title, which immediately suggested that the artist’s project resides in a creative process envisioned as a whole: its occasion, the time one devotes to it, the collaborations it calls for, the enjoyment one finds in it, and the objects it ultimately produces. It is along this entire spatiotemporal line that Verdonck’s work operates—a line he does not hesitate to run along in both directions,

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