20.10.2022 - 20.12.2022
Ecstasy (from Ancient Greek ἔκστασις ékstasis, meaning 'outside of oneself') is an experience of total involvement of the subject, with an object of their awareness. In classical Greek literature it refers to removal of the mind or body "from its normal place of function."
Some artworks are a kind of ecstasy; they give you goosebumps or make you dizzy in the head, making them a source of happiness for the beautiful, the bold, the ugly and the isolated. ‘Ékstasi’ explores this potential; in a duel with all that is obvious and mundane, its artists mix the frightful and the stunning, the unique and the obscene into compelling works that will lift your hairs and turn your senses upside down.
Carmen De Vos
Mathieu V. Staelens