‘Tertullian, Christian Latin writer (Carthage, 150 – ca 222), tells that during a triumphal parade in Rome, a slave who stood on the chariot behind the winner whispered in his ear: “Look behind you! Remember that you are only a human! “. It was intended to prevent him from considering himself “of divine essence” – an attitude despised by Roman citizens – and to make him swallow his pride’.
BeCraft and the City of Mons Museum hub have invited the artistic duo Sofie Lachaert and Luc D’hanis to coordinate the new BAM (Beaux-Arts Mons) exhibition. Thanks to their expertise, historical pieces, visual arts and applied arts have come together with one voice on a single theme: memento mori (Remember that you are going to die). The exhibition puts works from the Mons historical collections side by side with Galila Barzilaï-Hollander’s P.O.C. collection and BeCraft member artists.
Galila’s artists represented in the exhibition are Wim Botha, John Isaacs, Elisa Insua, Gil Shachar, Miler Lagos, Bosco Sodi, Nicola Bolla, Maria Nepomuceno, Jonathan Callan, Philippe Luiz, David Altmejd, Maarten Baas, Mehdi-Georges Lahlou, Richard Hutten, Kristof Kintera, Rogan Brown, Li Hongbo, A Kassen, Zeger Reyers, Mark Wagner, Otis Laubert, Alexis Arnold, Alejandro Monge, Huub Vinken, Levi van Veluw, Richard Stipl, Maria Nepomuceno, Boaz Arad, Andrea Mastrovito, Maddalena Ambrosio, Justine Smith, Marion Auburtin.
“Memento Mori”, with Maria Nepomuceno
Coordinated by Sofie Lachaert and Luc D’hanis
From October 5, 2019 to January 26, 2020
BAM – Museum of Fine Arts of Mons
Neuve ST., 8 – 7000 Mons – Belgique
Tue to Sun, from 10 am to 6 pm