Following the historical exhibition titled Genk by the eyes of a painter(Genk door schildersogen) Genk and FLACC commissioned, Anne Lass and Mårten Lange to interpretate in a new, unique way the landscape in Genk, 2010. The result is surprising and is shown in the exhibition Interland.
Genk by the eyes of a painter
Interland is part of the exhibition Genk by the eyes of a painter. Landscape Painters in the Limburg Kempen 18520-1950. The exhibition tells the forgotten story of the pleinairisten in the middle of the nineteenth century, who discovered the pristine Kempen in Genk. With works by Anna Boch, Emile Claus, Isidore Verheyden, Francois Roffiaen, Joseph Coosemans, Jules Breton, Elinor Barnard and many others is the historical landscape painting and the story of Genk Limburg Kempen back into the limelight.
The exhibition MineImage in the exhibitionspace Gallery COAL FACE curated by Dirk Lauwaert shows why in the end the most of the landscape painters stayed away. The mining industry was emerging and turned the natural landscape into a industrial landscape.
Interland is here with a contemporary view and shows Genk in 2010.
Ask a random passer-by to his or her favorite landscapes, and the answer is a romantic longing for a breathtaking place where the vastness and powerful proportions shows our human perspective. Photographers Anne Lass (DE) and Mårten Lange (SE) use their images to redifine our so familiar surroundings and show us a different perspective to contemporary Genk.
Related to this is also a photography exhibition organized by four students of the MAD-faculty, the arts college located on C-mine.