The exhibition project Middle Gate II – The Story of Dymphna is a collaboration between M HKA (Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp) and the cultural centre de Werft in Geel. Middle Gate II is the follow up to the exhibition Middle Gate, curated by Jan Hoet in Geel in 2013. The exhibition concept is closely tied to the legend of the holy Dymphna, saint of the possessed, the mentally ill and patroness against epilepsy and insanity. The legend of Dymphna shares a strong connection to the identity of Geel, "the charitable city".

Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven / AMVK

19930000w kl (c)image: AMVK
Painting , 29.5 x 35 cm
paint on plexi

"I saw a Medieval castle in the Czech Republic and made a painting of it. This is related to a senseless love story, and therefore the work is cut in two. The only thing that ever connected me to that person is the pale blue of the air we breathed."