°1965, Wervik, He works and lives in Gent, Belgium.
Wim Delvoye develops an artistic diversion of sorts as a rereading of past works, providing a lucid and entertaining look at today’s society. He explores the history of art, from Gothic cathedrals to XIXth century sculptures, from Bosch and Brueghel to Warhol, simultaneously revealing the beauty of the objects of daily life. In a baroque gesture between homage and irreverence, he appropriates and distorts the motives that inspire him. Wim Delvoye has designed a mini football goal with the net as a stain glass with patterns of the baker evoking Pieter Brueghel’s work. The title of the installation “Panem et Circenses I” evokes the maxim of Juvenal, Roman poet of the late first century: “Give the people bread and entertainment, and they will feel happy”.
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