Hans Op de Beeck: In Silent Conversation with Correggio

29 May 2009 - 4 October 2009

Galleria Borghese, Rome, IT

ollowing the successful exhibitions of Vedovamazzei in conjunction with Raphael (2007) and Giulio Paolini with Canova (2008), this year the Borghese Gallery is featuring Belgian artist Hans Op de Beeck reflecting on the work of Correggio.

The show is structured as a silent conversation with Correggio and forms a part of the Contemporary Assignments project, which invites the public to explore the great wealth of the Borghese Gallery's collection. After the exhibition, Op de Beeck's work will be loaned on a long-term basis to the MAXXI, the National Museum of 21st Century Arts in Rome.

Op de Beeck has entitled his work, created specifically for this exhibition, In Silent Conversation with Correggio. There are two groups of pieces in the exhibition, each comprised of three large black-and-white watercolors. Thematically, the watercolors focus on deserted interior and exterior scenes, referring to the intimate and withdrawn nature of the Correggio's oeuvres.

A small publication, with texts by Laura Barecca and Nicolas de Oliveira & Nicola Oxley will accompany the exhibition.