Thierry De Cordier: Passe-montagne

Bart Verschaffel,

Xavier Hufkens, 2024


Belgian artist Thierry De Cordier (b.1954) might best be described as a non-academic thinker who makes things. His œuvre includes, but is not limited to, photographs, drawings, placards, paintings, sculptures, assemblages and bricolages. These ‘objects’ and ‘non-objects’, as he calls them, can be viewed as representations of his thinking. They visualize his ideas and, as such, are illustrative of them. Simply put, his œuvre is a philosophy expressed in images. De Cordier’s worldview leans heavily towards Albert Camus’ concept of Absurdism, which describes the futility of searching for significance in an incomprehensible universe, devoid of either God or meaning. In other words, people merely exist. Or, as De Cordier says: ‘Inutile, l’homme est là à être là inutilement…’ [Useless, man is there just being there uselessly…].
Publication published in accordance with the exhibition Passe-montagne (2023) at the Xavier Hufkens gallery.


ISBN: 9789491245350

148 pagina's, geïllustreerd, 28,5 x 21,5 cm, hardcover, Engels