Elke Andreas Boon: On Hope Etc.

Sophie Kaplan, Pierre Muylle, Dirk Steenhaut, Dieter Roelstraete, Philippe Van Cauteren

MER. Books, 2024


Belgian artist Elke Andreas Boon explores a duality of unruly fragility and reflection, tackling existential themes like religion, gender, and power structures. Their work, rooted in art tradition, undergoes subtle transformations, creating new contexts and combining brutal questioning with surreal humor. Boon’s oeuvre, spanning over twenty-five years, is noted for its relevance and aesthetic richness, addressing universal issues like identity and loneliness. S.M.A.K director Philippe Van Cauteren praises them for addressing broad, impactful themes, while curator Tanguy Eeckhout emphasizes Boon’s focus on human emotions and societal conflicts, elevating them aesthetically. Their work transcends mediums, merging the personal and public, and integrating visual, performance, and musical elements. This comprehensive journey, highlighting individual and communal tensions, is now being translated into a book, offering a new avenue to experience Boon’s compelling and intricate art.

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ISBN: 9789464946222

272 pagina's, illustraties in kleur, 33 x 25 cm, hardcover, Engels