Maarten Vanden Eynde

Bricks and Age

April 18, 2013 - April 21, 2013

— Art Brussels 2013 —

Art Brussels invited Maarten Vanden Eynde to present an installation in front of the entrance of the fair. The sculptures will be visible from April 18 to April 21.

Naturally formed stones were omnipresent on our planet. You could find them almost anywhere on Earth; in the mountains, in the deserts and even in the oceans. Homo Sapiens created two new kinds of stones: bricks and concrete. Slowly they took over the natural environment.
In front of the entrance of Art Brussels about two dozens of boulders and stones made from a massive wall of bricks are exhibited. They look familiar as if they are part of our unconscious or like we have seen them before somewhere, but they feel out of place, even out of time. They form a pathway, create both chaos and order, and allow people to sit on them while they are waiting outside or smoking a cigarette. The bricks can be displayed both inside and outside and will probably survive us, since they have been regarded as one of the longest lasting and strongest building materials used throughout human history.

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Bricks and Age - Maarten Vanden Eynde

ca 2013 A.D., bricks and concrete, dimensions variable

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View of the project Bricks and Age - Maarten Vanden Eynde

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