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Musician and artist Joris van de Moortel creates process-driven works with continuously changing components. He often incorporates musical elements: the piece Hit the Snare, Don’t you Dare (2008) is an encased drum set, and The Shortest Song Goes On and On (2011) was, in part, a musical performance. Van de Moortel describes his works as relics and seizes any opportunity to create new meaning from materials originally intended for other purposes. In the 2010 exhibition “Like a Hurricane (you are like),” van de Moortel explored the idea of planned chaos, re-exhibiting several of his pieces to look as if they had been wrecked by a hurricane. “After an exhibition and sometimes during it, I destroy, burn or run a bulldo¬zer over the work to then recycle the rubble into new works,” he has said. “Undoing becomes part of doing.”

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Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Selected exhibitions
2018
Joris Van de Moortel - This incomplete mythical world whose perfection lay outside itGalerie Nathalie Obadia
Joris Van de Moortel - HET GELUID VAN WITTE ROOK – DAS GERÄUSCH VON WEISSEM RAUCH, ONE PERSON‘S MUSIC IS ANOTHER‘S NOISEGalerie Krinzinger
2017
Winter HarvestMuseum Dhondt-Dhaenens
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FIRE, 2018

Drawing, collage, plexiglass, clothes, spray paint, plastic
77 3/5 × 63 4/5 × 3 9/10 in
197 × 162 × 10 cm
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Paris, Brussels , Geneva
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Musician and artist Joris van de Moortel creates process-driven works with continuously changing components. He often incorporates musical elements: the piece Hit the Snare, Don’t you Dare (2008) is an encased drum set, and The Shortest Song Goes On and On (2011) was, in part, a musical performance. Van de Moortel describes his works as relics and seizes any opportunity to create new meaning from materials originally intended for other purposes. In the 2010 exhibition “Like a Hurricane (you are like),” van de Moortel explored the idea of planned chaos, re-exhibiting several of his pieces to look as if they had been wrecked by a hurricane. “After an exhibition and sometimes during it, I destroy, burn or run a bulldo¬zer over the work to then recycle the rubble into new works,” he has said. “Undoing becomes part of doing.”

Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Selected exhibitions (3)
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