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".

Middle Gate Geel '13

Dsc 7545 courtesy Deweer Gallery, Otegem, Belgium & the artist, image: (c) Luc Vuegen
Alberto, 2013
Sculpture , 167 x 75 x 70 cm
acrylverf op polyester op polyurethaan, haar, textiel, metaal

Human behaviour is the central theme in Enrique Marty’s oeuvre, which spans across paintings, sculptures and video installations. The couple Alberto and Angelica depicts two naked dolls, cast from life size moulds, that have been decorated with tattoos and human hair giving them a mythical appearance. The stories in the tattoos that cover the bodies, refer to the Alberto and Angelica’s individuality, their characters, their background and interest. Both dolls have two razor sharp knives as weapons. The sculptures look like modern day cave dwellers: a direct denunciation of today’s society which is driven by mass consumerism.