A few weeks ago I visited the Verbeke Foundation, an art collection curated by Belgian art collectors Geert Verbeke and Carla Verbeke-Lens:
'The Verbeke Foundation is a private art site which first opened doors to the general public in June 2007. As a ‘refuge of arts’ the domain offers chances to young / less renowned artists and holds an impressive collection of modern and contemporary art. Culture, nature and ecology go hand in hand in the Verbeke Foundation.
With 12 hectares (29.7 acres) of scenic area and 20,000 m² (4,9 acres) covered spaces, the Foundation is one of the largest private initiatives for contemporary art throughout Europe. The warehouses of the former Verbeke transport agency were transformed into unique exposition halls. One of the buildings was furnished to exhibit Verbeke’s extraordinary collection of collages and assemblages.'
I was amazed by the fantastic art and the incredible domain. Raw and experimental. Truly a worth a visit when you're in the neighbourhood!
Above: E.L.T. Mesens' retrospective on display in the former chicken farm
Above: Klaas Bullynck
Above: Ronald de Winter
Above: Jason van der Woude
Above: Theo Jansen - strandbeest
Above: Will Beckers
Above: Aenaes Wilder - Dome
Above: Wim Grijzen
Above: Jan Fabre
Above: the restaurant and terrace