Special Events

Fragments of woven beauty 6th April to 22nd April 2019

During the Art Knokke Easter 2019, Gallery Bart Wille presents some fragmented old kilims or flatweaves. The exposed pieces originate from the Caucasus and Turkey, and are all 19th century or older. Those weavings, although fragmented and/or incomplete, have been preserved because their intrinsic beauty overrules their defects, defects that almost add an extra dimension. Think about the Japanese Wabi Sabi: the genteel shabbiness, the soft traces of weathering that provoke an additional level of beauty in something that may first look decrepit and ugly: the beauty of the imperfect, the impermanent and the incomplete – an awareness that may lead to sentiments of desolation and solitude – (and in Mahayana Buddhism it are just these sentiments that are considered to be positive because they give way to the liberation from the material world and the moving towards a simpler life..). Wabi Sabi, the new coming-up interior trend: accept the imperfect!

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The gallery will be closed from June 11th up to July 5th 2019...