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".


Nel aerts  dimpna  2018  courtesy to the artist Courtesy of the artist
Dobberende Dimpna, 2018

The soul-searching of the beautiful Dymphna floats ever further. Underneath a purple sky with grey clouds she sails down the Kempish floral fields.

-Nel Aerts, 2018