Amos Rex: Hans Op de Beeck, “The Quiet Parade”
Location: Helsinki, Finland
Date: 21 September 2022 – 26 February 2023
Curator: Terhi Tuomi
In The Quiet Parade, Hans Op de Beeck’s hypnotic world takes over Amos Rex. The Belgian artist creates a new immersive installation, which invites the viewer to ponder the ordinary moments and the essential questions of being.
Hans Op de Beeck is known for his large-scale spatial installations and figurative sculptures capturing moments frozen in time, but he moves in a variety of ways between different media. Today, his almost monochromatic body of work also includes paintings, animations, texts, drawings, photographs, videos, opera and theatre. The reflection of our complex society, as well as the universal questions of existence and mortality, are frequently recurring themes in his art.
Hans Op de Beeck
Belgian artist Hans Op de Beeck (b. 1969) lives and works in Brussels. His works have been widely exhibited in solo and group exhibitions around the world. The Quiet Parade is his first solo-show in Finland.
His art depicts the tragicomic ups and downs of life, its transience, and its beauty. His extensive body of work includes large scale immersive installations as well as sculptures, video works, animated films, paintings, drawings, photographs, texts (plays), opera and theatre work. Key themes of his artistic practice are the ambiguous human condition, our conflicted dealing with time, space and each other, and the concept of the memento mori (‘remember you have to die’).