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Vercruysse Jan - Camera Obscura

2001 - Black and white photograph, text - 67,5 x 52,5 cm

Vercruysse Jan - Camera Obscura

Jan Vercruysse (Waregem, October 3, 1948 - Bruges, February 27, 2018) was a Belgian conceptual visual artist.


Vercruysse was an important figure in the Belgian and international art scene in the 1980s and 90s. He then gained international recognition with the series 'Tombeaux'. In 1993 he made installations for Belgium at the Venice Biennale and appeared in the exhibition Het sublieme gemis in the KMSK in Antwerp. He made a fuss because of his refusal to participate in Documenta IX and his accusation of suspecting curator Jan Hoet of spectacle. He denounced the negative energy that makes art into an art event.
Vercruyse's work is located in important Belgian and international museums.

* Museum M, Leuven, Belgium (2009)
* Works 1975-2009, Museum M, Leuven, Belgium (2009)
* Salto Prolungato, Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle, Belgium (2001)
* Portraits of the Artist - Portraits de l’Artiste, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium (1999)
* Portraits of the Artist - Portraits of the Artist, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands (1998)
* The Villas, Haus Lange - Haus Esters, Krefelder Museen, Krefeld, Germany (1995)
* The Power Plant, Toronto, ON, Canada (1993)
* Padiglione di Belgio, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy (1993)
* Tombeaux, Museo d´Arte Contemporanea, Castello di Rivoli, Rivoli, Italy (1992)
* Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands (1992)
* Kunsthalle Bern, Bern, Switzerland (1989)
* Palais-des-Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium (1988)
* ARC, Musée de l’art moderne de la ville de Paris, Paris, France (1986)

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