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Koen Vanmechelen, Custodian

Sculpture

Koen Vanmechelen, Custodian

Custodian is the name of an enchanting statue. A chthonic figure, this female body with a bull’s head heralds the transition to a new and surprising era. She is the guardian of what is yet unimaginable. The skull by her side is a symbol of the past. This fascinating and impressive mix of humanity and nature – a female Minotaur – radiates both strength and seduction. She is the muse of a new kind of coexistence that is growing on the foundations of the past. Black marquinha marble, taxidermic black highlander head with horns, 162 x 95 x 118 cm © Koen Vanmechelen, photo by Kris Vervaeke, 2020