The Delta (Namur, Belgium) inaugurates its rooms with a large exhibition around the work of Evelyne Axell (Namur, 1935 – Zwijnaerde 1972). Paintings, preparatory drawings, collages and unpublished documents bear witness to the artist’s methods of working using particular processes, including experiments with Plexiglas or Clartex.
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|Author||Flavia Frigeri, Angela Stief, Sue Tate, Isabelle de Longrée|
|Number of pages||134|
|Language||Bilingue Français / English|
|Dimensions||238 x 238|
|Museum||Delta, Namur - Belgique|
Exhibition Catalogue de l'exposition Evelyne Axell - Pop Arrangements, presented at the Delta, Namur - Belgium (21 september 2019 - 26 jan. 2020).
By her style and her imagery, Axell fits into the spirit of Pop Art, while adopting an openly feminist position. Her collages of 1964, never exposed before, demonstrate the influence of English pop artists.Like other iconic artists (Andy Warhol, Martial Raysse, Derek Boshier, Antony Donaldson, etc.), Axell was able to synthesize the upheavals of an era: liberation of women, advent of the consumer society, sexual revolution … while establishing her own references.
This exhibition also gives life to the archaeological museum of the twentieth century. Department: Age of Plastics. This environment unrealized and imagined by Axell in 1970 is now unveiled according to her plans. In this space dedicated to the utopia of all plastic, we find original works, copies, plastic objects, an erotic cabinet...
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