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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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The age of dissonance; my nephew made me say uncle, Dionysus & Pan, 2018

Bronze
19 7/10 × 15 7/10 × 3 1/10 in
50 × 40 × 8 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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