Salon des Jeunes, MSK Gent

Friday September 17, 2021

From 7/10/2021 until 16/01/2022

Salon des Jeunes is an exhibition organised by Schoonvolk!, the youth crew of the Museum of Fine Arts in Ghent . Schoonvolk! brings back the salon culture that was once tradition in MSK. Schoonvolk! challenged young artists to take inspiration from works in the MSK collection that were created by masters such as Ensor, Van Rysselberghe and Van Dyck, when they themselves were young.

For this exhibition Janne Gistelinck looked at the painting ‘Jupiter and Antiope’ from Anthony Van Dyck. The result is a tapestry called ‘The war within you, the war within me.’ and is a reaction to the gender roles that are visible in the original painting by Van Dyck. The new tapestry transforms the imagery of Jupiter taking advantage of the sleeping Antiope from the original painting and focuses on the internal struggles that come when female bodies are used in the war for power.

Salon des Jeunes with works from: 

Eglė Baužaitė, Cecile Broekaert, Romane Claus, Benedetto Criel, Pilar De Ceuleneer, Lieze De Middeleir, Evert Debusschere, Time Dobbs, Mira Douliez, Pina Geyskens, Janne Gistelinck, Amber Gyselings, Hannah Hoebeke, Magali Laroy, Hennie Mahieu, Ella Oelbrandt, Tille Ramaut en Lore Maheux, Gillian Temmerman, Anna Touré, Charlot Vael, Merel Van de Casteele, Reinout Van der Straeten, Roel Vandermeeren, Francis Vanhee

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