Berlinde De Bruyckere: Engelenkeel
English edition 'Angel's Throat' available on request
Erwin Mortier, Zbignieuw Herbert, Berlinde De Bruyckere, Stijn Huijts
Bonnefanten & Mercatorfonds, 2021
The monumental works in this publication are inspired by the idea of an angel, as it appears in myths and stories, literature and art history. Conceived in the solitude and isolation of the corona crisis, the angel protects from a lonely existence and, more importantly, a lonely death. According to Berlinde, an angel with its warm, dark wings provides shelter, a refuge from fear. It is a wonderful example of the fragile line that De Bruyckere walks between artistic poetry and engagement with current events. (Bonnefanten Museum)
The book also features studio footage of the artist working on the images and a lot of attention is paid to the different materials and textures through detail photos. With texts by Erwin Mortier, Stijn Huijts and poems by Zbignieuw Herbert. IN DUTCH!