On Friday, Saturday, Sunday from 2.00 PM - 6.00 PM
Ensor has always been a rebel, an elusive artist-anarchist and a thorn in the side of the bourgeoisie. That spirit, that way of life, has inspired many contemporary Belgian artists. Under the guidance of curator Eric Rinckhout, the exhibition 'Ensor en Sortie' by CAPS focuses on those works. At the heart of the exhibition is the video work 'James Ensor in Oostende ca 1920' by Guillaume Bijl, a mockumentary from 2000 where Bijl, using so-called found footage, misleads the viewer and manages to make them believe these are authentic archival images from 1920.
Featuring works by, among others, Nick Andrews, Yves Beaumont, Fred Bervoets, Guillaume Bijl, Vaast Colson, James Ensor, Werner Mannaers, Nadia Naveau, Guy Slabbinck, Luc Tuymans, Carole Vanderlinden, Jan Van Imschoot, and Peggy Wauters.
The Ensor City Festival provides the ideal setting for a unique experience in group. The various exhibitions offer a fascinating insight into the world of James Ensor and his influence on the art world. The options are diverse and are tailor-made each time.