In connection the exhibition, Façade, artist Dirk Zoete gives a lecture on his work, followed by a discussion with the audience.
After the lecture there is the Film+ program, Façades. More info.
Zoete sees himself primarily as a illustrator. Drawings are the main source for his models, sculptures and installations, which he essentially considers to be 3-D illustrations. Important themes in Zoete's work are solitary living, the lonely and perpetually pressing aspects of work, as well as a personal quest for primitive actions and thoughts. All in all, Zoete sets further his efforts to build a utopian architecture, which, though separate from reality, nevertheless has a logical and practical basis. This architecture is sometimes childish, perhaps even naive. Through instinctive processes the artist creates what he calls "survival architecture”.
Dirk Zoete (BE 1969) studied Graphic Arts and later Mixed Media at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent. His work has been shown in France, Germany, Belgium and The Netherlands, among others, at W139 in Amsterdam.
In cooperation with The Library of Aalst.