Musée des Arts Contemporains de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles

Wesley Meuris

The work of the Antwerp artist Wesley Meuris (1977) examines in depth the presentation systems which occupy exhibition spaces. This is how he has built, like a craftsman, museum and zoological furniture. However, these stereotyped structures are empty, and clearly will remain so. An object ordinarily intended to show is now something to be looked at and is straightway transformed into a sculptural object. A conceptual task covering the monstration processes which recalls the inheritance of Marcel Broodthaers who had already, with his Musée d’Art Moderne Département des Aigles, raised similar concerns in 1968. For the exhibition devoted to him at the MAC’s, Wesley Meuris is presenting, as empty vivariums, three «cages», as well as a monumental installation which questions the spectator on his method of perceiving the exhibition area.