Verbeke Foundation

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Exhibition in the main hall from 07/03/2011 – 20/11/2011

Geert and Carla Verbeke-Lens started collecting art in the early 1990’s. Their interest was initially drawn by abstract painting. Later the focus of the collection shifted to collages and assemblages of mainly Belgian artists. In recent years the collection was further expanded to current art and bio art – art with living organisms.

The Verbeke Foundation wishes to be a place where culture, nature and ecology melt into one another. The works of bio-artists and artists working with living materials (plants, animals, smells) link up with this meltingpot seamlessly.

Since the opening of the Verbeke Foundation in 2007, the collection has been expanded with contemporary works and installations which were predominantly constructed in situ and integrated inside and outside the exhibition halls.

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