Edith Ronse (K2) is a sculptor and a teacher at the d’Academie Beeld in Sint-Niklaas. For her intriguing sculpture on both sides of a window, she drew inspiration from sculptures by Aristide Maillol and Karel Aubroeck, which depict a river through the female figure. For her, it's about: inside and outside / the visible and the invisible / the physical body as transparent glass / single glass / barriers and a view through / absorption / freedom of movement / sensing boundaries / pushing / breaking through / exploring and daring / resistance and flow.
Edith will participate at the next edition of Coup de Ville in 2024 and her new piece of art will be inspired by wrestlers and judoka.
Reinhard Doubrawa (K1) is a visual artist from Germany. For about 25 years, he has been building a consistent body of work in which language and the meaning of words take center stage. In the K-one storefront, Reinhard created a carefully lit installation with the bright yellow word 'what*' on transparent black mesh. In the depth, you notice short questions that end with 'next.' Reinhard connects typography, meaning, space, and time. Ultimately, 'what's next?' is the question he poses. It's an open question! Closed questions that can be answered with a simple yes or no (white or black, right or left, etc.) are, in fact, easy. Unlike an open question, you don't really need to think much about them.
Curator: Paul L. Van Haegenberg