The focus of this first room is to dialogue with our visitors and the experience of seeing art. We challenge your perspective with a mix of old and contemporary art. To experience it critically, to experience it profoundly, and to experience it differently.
You will immediately be struck by the mix of old and contemporary art. A 14th-century pieta is juxtaposed with a 16th-century painting of Calvary by Michiel Coxcie, and Jan Vercruysse’s conceptual work Himalaya Golf. Every artwork or object tells a story. And everyone sees from a different perspective.
When you place a 14th-century statue next to a contemporary conceptual painting, the meaning of the first is irrevocably influenced by the second. Add in your own interpretation and the story goes in a completely new direction.