The second edition of this triennial international exhibition, the focus is placed on ‘the raft’. 'The Raft. Art is (not) Lonely' concentrates on the vessel and the ecstasy of art.
‘The Raft. Art is (not) Lonely’ is not only an exhibition, but also a conversation with Ostend, the City by the Sea with its own distinct history and scent. The baseline of the dramaturgy of Mu.ZEE’s exhibition, which will be presented in various locations spread across the Belgian seaside resort, is the thorough research conducted into ‘The Raft of the Medusa’ (1818) by Théodore Géricault and Jan Fabre’s utopian raft ‘Art is (not) Lonely’ (1986). Although there is an unmistakable 170-year time difference and a completely different historical origin, both works tie in with each other thanks to their visualisation of the expedition and the destination of the artist, which is a theme acting as a metaphor of the condition humaine.
*** 70 Artistes s'expriment autour du fait divers qui a inspiré il y a 200 ans Th. Géricault : Le Radeau de la Méduse ***