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".


image: (c) Jürgen Addiers, Collectie M HKA, Antwerpen, Collectie Vlaamse Gemeenschap
Pronađena skulptura [Found sculpture], 2009
Installation , variable dimensions

For Found Sculpture Ivan Kožarić uses wooden roadblocks. A new life is assigned to these 'ready-mades' by the use of unconscious association. From the moment of inspiration the roadblocks become dogs entangled in a mating dance. According to the artist, the power and energy of the artwork arises as the intuitive and constructive elements in the artwork withdraw.