Herbert Foundation is pleased to invite you on Sunday 20 September at 3pm for a Visit of the exhibitions Carte du monde poétique and Accelerazione with Wim Delvoye.
Wim Delvoye (Belgium, °1965) is an international artist whose entry in the world of contemporary art in the early 1980s did not go unnoticed. His works are hybrids, playing with the opposition between high and low, between contemporary art and pop culture, combining both craft and concept and playing out seriousness against irony. As of the 90s Delvoye radicalised the critical function of art, exploring the boundaries of commodity art and the ambivalence of art and commerce.
Wim Delvoye’s work has been on display at documenta IX (1992) and the 1999 Venice Biennial. Other recent solo exhibitions have been presented at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, (2009); Musée d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain (MAMAC) Nice (2010), Palais des Beaux-Arts (BOZAR), Brussels (2010-2011) and the Musée du Louvre, Paris (2012). Delvoye lives and works in Belgium and the UK.