Hugo Roelandt: Let’s Expand the Sky – in Colour is the second and final part of the comprehensive survey exhibition devoted to the Antwerp performer, photographer, video and installation artist Hugo Roelandt (1950–2015), curated by Marc Holthof.
Whereas the first part focused on black-and-white works by the artist from the 1970s and 1980s, here Holthof makes a selection of Roelandt’s photographic, video and light works from the 1970s and the last two decades of his career – all of them in colour. After experimenting with self-portraiture, performance and what he termed ‘post-performance’, Roelandt’s work in the 1990s and 2000s reveals him to be not only a subtle installation artist and photographer, but a colourist of the first order.
A publication, edited by Holthof, accompanies the two parts of Let’s Expand the Sky and can be ordered here.
Let’s Expand the Sky – in Black and White and – in Colour are the first two stages of the Hugo Roelandt Research Project, a collaborative research initiative between Objectif Exhibitions, M HKA, Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp and Argos.