OpenWednesday → Sunday 13:00h → 18:00h
EntreeAdults → € 6,-
Reduced → € 4,-
School groups → € 2,- pp
-18 years, ikob-members and every Wednesday of the month → free admission
The ikob – Museum of Contemporary Art in Eupen is located in the Germanspeaking part of Belgium, close to the German and the Dutch border. Its program focuses on emerging and leading contemporary art through the constitution of a significant collection (in progress) and temporary exhibitions (in dialogue). Functioning as a discursive platform for contemporary art with its multidisciplinary and thematic exhibition program and concerned with critical and socio-political issues, the ikob attempts to reflect the matter of the frontier.
Ressentiment (french for resentment) is much more than a stereotype, cliché or negative image that only comes to be used when it is a case of defaming a political opponent: the theme of resentment involves cultural processes that are much more subtle.
Resentments are in fact lightavoiding growths that flourish in the shadow of the experience of a humiliation, subjection or defeat and structure the relationship between the inferior and the superior. The perception of a real or felt imbalance with respect to others can arise in individuals, groups, linguistic or religious communities – but also in entire nations.
The topic of this exhibition is today most acute, at times where autoritarianism and nationalism are escalating almost everywhere. This exhibition gathers work by about 17 artists working on an international level i.a. Awst & Walther, Declan Clarke, Dear Hunter, Elisabeth Gabriel & Daryoush Asgar, Andy Hope 1930, Tímea Anita Oravecz, Julian Röder, Alina Schmuch and Franca Scholz, Gerold Tagwerker, Thomas Zipp.