21 Sept 2022 – 26 Feb 2023
Hans Op de Beeck The quiet parade 2022 banner Amos Rex 2022 Mika Huisman

A shimmering soap bubble floats high in the air. A young boy draws the string on a bow. His back straightens and his eyes close just before an arrow with a rubber stopper flies. The surface of a black pond reflects an image of a raft with a sleeping girl on it, as if floating in a dream. What kind of world unfolds beneath her closed eyes? A piano waits silently. A roe deer turns. All the different shades of the world have condensed into grey. Events have a recognisable form, but movement has solidified in a moment. The nocturnal landscape simultaneously combines the familiar and the unknown — and on the other hand, time, and timelessness.

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.

The exhibition is supported by

Delegation of Flanders in the Nordic Countries / Embassy of Belgium

Photo: Stella Ojala / Amos Rex

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’).

Studio Rex

In the Quiet Parade exhibition, you’ll encounter an almost monochromatic, i.e. single-coloured world. What if your own everyday life would turn into just one shade, or if the colours didn’t behave in the way we’re used to?

In Studio Rex, you get to make your own art, regardless of your previous skillset, and explore the challenges and possibilities of colours.

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