2 June – 30 Sepember 2018
Carolein Smit combines contrasts in her ceramic sculptures as in Amour fou, a seemingly irrational, yet most passionate and addictive love. Where is innocence to blame, life to death? Where is the transition, the turning point? These are questions that the Dutch born in 1960, now living in Belgium, is investigating. Their mysterious figurations seem just as precious and seductive as dangerous, fragile and painful. At the same time, they seem to be filled with enigmatic humor. They are contemporary, but alter ego is rooted in the world of miracle chambers, devotional cabinets and in the mythical-fantastic ramifications of art history.