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".


Maryellensolt jurgenaddiers image: © Jürgen Addiers, Collection M HKA, Antwerp, Donated by Wilfried Wijnants, 2018
Lobelia, Geranium, Wild Crab, Zinnia, Crab, Beginning or end, Lilac, Forsythia, zig zag, 1966
paper, ink

Mary Ellen Solt composes her poems as graphic images. For her series of flowers, Flowers in Concrete, she orders botanical names according to the shape of the plants they refer to.