Filip Dujardin

Memorial IV

21/09/2019 – 15/11/2019

The photo collage memorial IV is part of a continuously expanding series of memorials, in which Filip Dujardin examines art-historical archetypes, incorporating them in new image compositions. Architectural fragments are extricated from their geographical context and time frame, and rebuilt in a new spatial environment. By combining elements of different architectural origins, he compresses (the architecture of) art history, creating new tensions.

memorial IV depicts a gigantic pile of rubble with fragments, shards, and crushed or hacked construction materials.

The image compels you to contemplate it before you become aware of the improbability of what you are seeing. Fragments of demolished 18th century town houses, crumbled marble Corinthian columns from a Greek temple, and reinforcement steel from modernist high-rises with concrete frames and precast concrete units are all piled onto a large concentrated unit in the pixel heap. A mountain as a remnant or a memorial to a demolished imaginary construct.


Billboard framework: Olivier Goethals
Photography: Michiel De Cleene

This billboard is a collaboration between Design museum Gent and 019. It functions as an alternative exhibition platform for (graphic) designers. A leftover from the Museum Of Moving Practice project that happend between the 18th of May and the 17th of September 2017, where 019 temporary occupied a part of the museum. This billboard is a copy of the Billboard Series framework that has been hanging at 019 since September 2015. (A project by artlead, All Things Contemporary Vzw & 019.) Each billboard stays up for two months. The designers are selected by 019.