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What is a Border?

What form does this border take?

How do we deal with limits?

These questions that form the base of this exhibition.


The line is the clearest form of the concept of boundary. The drawing of the line is mandatory in nature.

The line always causes two parts, divided into two sides, each separated on its side.

The line has power, it indicates what is inside and what is outside, it defines spaces, divides things into groups, shows heights, divides the world into countries, shows where I stop and you start, you split countries into two and decide between right and wrong ...

A Border shares, divides and indicates.

But a border can also be a line to discover the world or a symbol to indicate something personal.


Which of us does not have a childhood memory in which our parents let us play, with the words stay close to us or do not go beyond these trees ....


Borders offer us a guide to explore the world.

We explore the facets of the border.

We question them, expose them or even relocate them.

This exhibition is an hommage to the border and to those

who they can surpass with respect.

Artists: Veerle Michiels, Simon Vanheukelom, Griet Dobbels, Robbert&Frank/Frank&Robbert, Mireille Robbe, Lieven Neirinck, NCNP  Joris Van der Borght, Jasper Pollet, Mathias Caesar, Conny Kuilboer, Ruben Vandeghinste, Kruisdijk/Kuilboer, Annelien Vermeir, kOen Moerman.

commissioned by the city of Harelbeke, Kunstenhuis

curated by Jonas Vansteenkiste.

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