Rooms of Resonance
We are excited to share the news of our upcoming exhibition, Rooms of Resonance, opening on Saturday 15 April! Make sure to join us for the opening.
Rooms of Resonance celebrates life and beauty, while questioning how to connect with the self, the other and the world in these disruptive times. The journey unfolds through four stages, from the sensuality of earthly matters to the exploration of metaphysical energies.
The curators dove into the collection and selected about sixty artworks from established, emerging or less familiar artists. On view will be works by Joël Andrianomearisoa, Cecilia Bjartmar Hylta, Lucia Bru, Giorgio Andreotta Calò, Matthew Cerletty, Julian Charrière, Clément Cogitore, Salvador Dali, Jacqueline De Jong, Edith Dekyndt, Daniel Dewar & Grégory Gicquel, Nadia Guerroui, Camille Henrot, Maria Kley, Ella Littwitz, Robert Mapplethorpe, Michèle Morgan, Rachel Monosov, Musa N. Nxumalo, Richard Prince, Ed Ruscha, Anri Sala, Tomás Saraceno, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Lucie Stahl, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Ayesha Sultana, Jiro Takamatsu, Wolfgang Tillmans and many more.
The exhibition’s title was inspired by the work of German sociologist Hartmut Rosa (Resonance, a Sociology for the relation to the World, Polity Press, 2021). Rosa developed his resonance theory as an alternative to the alienation of materialism. Resonance can be achieved when we are driven by empathy, compassion and understanding.
Through stages of pleasure, discomfort, regeneration and contemplation, Rooms of Resonance is conceived as an upward movement that starts from the body and gradually journeys into a transformative mental process.
Benedicte Goesaert is trained as an art historian and is active as curator, art liaison for private collectors, artistic manager of the Philippe Van Snick Estate and VIP Ambassador for Art Brussels.
Chantal Pattyn is an art historian. She is the manager of Klara, the Flemish cultural radio channel. She is also the host of the daily art program Pompidou on Klara.