Studio Nick Ervinck: Mouseion (Edition of 600 numbered and signed copies)

Nick Ervinck, Denis Decaluwe, Doo Eun Choi, Sabine Himmelsbach, Marek Wolynski, Marjan Dooms, Jon Wood o.a.

Studio Nick Ervinck, 2022


This modern incarnation of the MOUSEION—the home of scholarly works in classical times, dedicated to the nine Muses—is the setting for a dialogue between traditional forms of art and architecture and me.
As daughters of Mnemosyne, goddess of memory, the Muses preserved ancient knowledge and inspired new ideas, forms and worldviews. Just like the original, this MOUSEION presents a unique assemblage of art and science. And just as the Temple of the Muses in Alexandria, with its famous library, sought to understand the contemporary world, the collection of artworks in my virtual MOUSEION call into question specific aspects of our own recent past.
Nick Ervinck in dialogue with Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, Francis Bacon, Hans Arp, Lyn Chadwick, Auguste Rodin, Antoine Bourdelle, Michelangelo Buonarroti.
Historical pieces from, among others, The Louvre – Paris, The Metropolitan Museum of Art – New York, The British Museum – London, Middelheim – Antwerp, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden – Washington D.C., Museo Nazionale Romano – Roma, Statens Museum for Kunst – Copenhagen, Das Naturhistorisches Museum – Vienna.
Complemented by African masks, rocks, shelves, bones, corals, fruit, toys and tree trunks.


ISBN: 9789081967167

140 pagina's, illustraties in kleur & z/w, 21,5 x 19,6, hardcover, Engels