An art project at Castle Old Rekem, 28 August – 2 October 2016.
Curator: Annemie Van Laethem & Eric Croux
The boemerang is a swinging metaphor lor the relationship between art, the artist and the audience.
Is it the artist who throws a boemerang at the viewer with his werk?
Does the work cast - once molded and thrown - its brutal existence in the face of the creator?
Does the viewer hurl his or her questions back at the object?
Or is it all this - and much more? A universe of actions and reactions: confusing, mad, enlightening, engrossing and rebellious, nihilistic and all-embracing, dead silent and deafening?
The fact is that the curators asked themselves whether, and if so, with what question they would return as curators alter eight summer exhibitions to Kasteel Oud-Rekem. The title thus also refers not only to the total exhibition as a whole, but also to the artists themselves and the very possibility of art in our time.
And to the visitor who's advised to be constantly on guard.
To evade or to be open, to touch and/or to be touched, that's the question here.
Along with countless ether questions whizzing through the spaces like boemerangs.