The exhibition 'Beyond the Horizon' by Gerti Bierenbroodspot has been extended due to popular demand until 3 May 2009. 'Beyond the Horizon' has already drawn 15,000 visitors since its opening on 17 December 2008.
New works by Bierenbroodspot
'Beyond the Horizon' is an exhibition with many new works by artist Gerti Bierenbroodspot. She was inspired by the collection of the National Museum of Antiquities when creating that new work. This leads to a 'Bierenbroodspot-archeoworld' as it were: a remarkable mix of contemporary art and archaeology.
Painted canvases, sculptures and poetry
The exhibition is a total experience of painted canvases metres high, sculptures and poems, combined with some objects from the museum's collection. Bierenbroodspot recreates an Egyptian tomb, sculptures of gods, mummy masks and Greek and Roman helmets, among other things. The Mediterranean world from antiquity has long been the ultimate source of inspiration to Bierenbroodspot. To make the new work of ‘Beyond the Horizon', she first worked for weeks in the museum and depots. Then she gave the ideas and sketches form in her studio in Italy.