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Wim Delvoye, ‘Nestkastje #23’, 1997, Maison Particulière
Wim Delvoye, ‘Nestkastje #23’, 1997, Maison Particulière
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Wim Delvoye

Nestkastje #23, 1997

Location
Brussels
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Mixed Media
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Wim Delvoye
Belgian, b. 1965
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Contemporary “Neo-Conceptual” artist Wim Delvoye’s practice is defined by an ability to both to shock and intrigue. Delvoye has made x-rays of sexual acts (“Sex Rays”), tattooed live pigs, designed intricate laser-cut steel towers, and carved delicately patterned rubber tires. Despite the technical mastery he demonstrates in many of his sculpted works, Deloyve has famously proclaimed that “all art is useless.” For Cloaca (2000), Delovye created a digestive machine: a complex contraption, installed in a museum gallery space, whose sole purpose was to turn food into feces.

Wim Delvoye, ‘Nestkastje #23’, 1997, Maison Particulière
Wim Delvoye, ‘Nestkastje #23’, 1997, Maison Particulière
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About the work
Provenance
Medium
Mixed Media
Image rights
Studio Delvoye
Wim Delvoye
Belgian, b. 1965
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Contemporary “Neo-Conceptual” artist Wim Delvoye’s practice is defined by an ability to both to shock and intrigue. Delvoye has made x-rays of sexual acts (“Sex Rays”), tattooed live pigs, designed intricate laser-cut steel towers, and carved delicately patterned rubber tires. Despite the technical mastery he demonstrates in many of his sculpted works, Deloyve has famously proclaimed that “all art is useless.” For Cloaca (2000), Delovye created a digestive machine: a complex contraption, installed in a museum gallery space, whose sole purpose was to turn food into feces.

Wim Delvoye

Nestkastje #23, 1997

Location
Brussels