Brian Jungen

BrianJungen-Prototype for New Understanding 8, 1999

‘Prototype for New Understanding #8′ (1999)

 

BrianJungen-Prototype for New Understanding 16, 2004

‘Prototype for New Understanding #16′ (2004)

 

BrianJungen-Prototype for New Understanding 21, 2005

‘Prototype for New Understanding #21′ (2005)

All works by Brian Jungen


Romuald Hazoumè

Romuald-Hazoume,-Dr-Nibo,-2013

‘Dr. Nibo’ (2013)

 

Romuald-Hazoume,-Ma-Poule,-2013

‘Ma Poule’ (2013)

 

Romuald-Hazoume,-Petit-wax,-2013

‘Petit Wax’ (2013)

All works by Romuald Hazoumè


Bertjan Pot

Bertjanpotmasks_139B_SBP_LR

Bertjanpotmasks_B1_SBP_LR

Bertjanpotmasks_B46_SBP_LR

Masks (2010-ongoing) by Bertjan Pot


Romanian New Year’s masks

romanianmasks

New-Year-Romania

In Romania, the ceremonial of the symbolic renewal of the calendar year at the turn of the year, the night between December 31 and January 1, is called the Burial of the Old Year or, more recently, New Year’s Eve.

On New Year’s Eve, when evening falls, there appear ‘the disguised ones’. In some villages in Bucovina (northeastern Romania), ‘the disguised ones’ are said to walk through the fog. They bear masks that help them personify wolves, goats, little horses, stags, the beauties of the New Year, devils, bear leaders etc. As soon as the evening falls, the large group divides into small groups that go wassailing from door to door, till dawn, when the New Year is finally installed.


Alice Tomaselli

Alice Tomaselli - Silly-Death mask

‘Silly Death Mask’ by Alice Tomaselli


Frank Halmans

halmans_sadmachines

‘Sad Machines’ (2007) by Frank Halmans.


Francis Denys

francisdenys-divider_prototype_ 2008

francisdenys-divider-2008

Francis Denys, ‘Divider (Prototype)’ (2008)


Laurent Malherbe

plattenbau 1

‘Plattenbau’ (2010) by Laurent Malherbe.


Michael Robinson

Michael Robinson, ‘Victory over the sun’ (2007)

Dormant sites of past World’s Fairs breed an eruptive struggle between spirit and matter, ego and industry, futurism and failure.


Eric Bainbridge

Eric Bainbridge Untitled 1997

Eric Bainbridge, untitled (1997)