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Johan Muyle - Monography Works 1982-2020

Johan Muyle - Publisher Fonds Mercator - Ouvrage relié - 271 pages - Text in Bilingue Français / English - Published in 2021

The MACS is organising a retrospective exhibition of works by Johan Muyle, one of the major Belgian artists of his generation.

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Model 9789462302693
Artist Johan Muyle
Author Denis Gielen
Publisher Fonds Mercator
Format Ouvrage relié
Number of pages 271
Language Bilingue Français / English
Dimensions 310 x 245
Published 2021
Weight 1.63
Museum MACS - Le Grand Hornu, Belgium

Monography  and Exhibition Catalogue No Room for Regrets, Johan Muyle, presented at MACS - Le Grand Hornu, Belgium (20 dec. 2020 - 18 april 2021).

From his modest assemblages made with the help of artisans working in the streets of Kinshasa to his customised motorbikes, not forgetting his monumental paintings entrusted to Mumbai poster artists, Johan Muyle’s oeuvre is nurtured by his numerous encounters and collaborations throughout the world.

The know-how, beliefs, rituals, imageries and popular stories that he discovers there have fuelled his interest in otherness and his faith in an albeit maltreated humanity. Through motorised assemblages, cryptic aphorisms and performances, Johan Muyle creates enigmatic allegories which cry out to us about the state of the world and its contradictions.

Reacting to current events, he seizes upon and thereby diverts minor news items and historic events in order to denounce human vanity, the barbarity of governments, the hypocrisy of religions and the society of the spectacle, but also to point out, as Jean-Luc Godard said, that “civilisation is in peoples”, by celebrating for example the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo in Argentina or the “Moustache Brothers” in Myanmar, who in his eyes are heroes of revolution and resistance.

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