Two new monographic exhibitions are on view at the Trinkhall museum from 17 September:

D'ENTRÉE DE JEU... - Jean-Marie Heyligen & PEINDRE - Paul Duhem.

Alain Meert et Patrick Marczewski, Le musée idéal, technique mixte, 290 x 185 x 80 cm , 2019. Atelier : Créahm Liège (BE) ©M.Thies/collection trinkhallmuseum


The Ideal Museum is a piece created throughout 2019 by one of the leading artists of the Créahm workshops, Alain Meert, in preparation for the opening of the Trinkhall. The artist answered our question - What is a museum? - with a galleon in full sail, which casually displays drawings, paintings and sculptures. It is a scene of paper, cardboard, objects, multiple unusual and familiar presences, lodged precisely between states of consciousness. The whole world that fits into a boat: Alain Meert's ark. And it is a museum, just as we want it to be, dreamily navigating among ideas, shapes and emotions. Ship Lieutenant Alain Meert is a pirate. So, let’s all climb aboard with a heave ho!

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Pascal Tassini (Ans, 1955) spent time at the Créahm workshops for more than twenty years, from 1966 to 2018. He developed an extraordinarily rich polymorphous style – drawings, paintings, terra cotta sculptures and bunches of knotted material for which he is now famous, relentlessly cobbling together shapes, substances, existence. This is an example of constantly moving art, relatively indifferent of its results. Tassini is a forager and creates wonders out of fragments he finds here, there and everywhere, scattered amidst the chaos of the workshop – a combination of impatience and reliability in the ad libitum repetition of the same movements and traditions. Art is all-absorbing. You arrive in the morning, leave in the evening, and, so it continues; day after day, week after week, year after year. The key to happiness. Pascal Tassini is an expert in existence. Should he take up residence? Inside the workshop, we will build a hut where he can keep his belongings and accommodate his friends, or also accommodate his patients in the role of healer. Doctor Tassini is at the centre of a world that has slipped out of his hands. Should you get married? Yes, of course. Because love is the be-all and end-all of any fulfilled life. So, you’ll make wedding dresses, headdresses, tiaras, formal suits. You’ll put flowers in your buttonhole, you’ll wear splendid attire, write love letters, exchange rings. You will be the groom and you’ll go to the bride and, soon, you’ll be holding her hand and then kissing her. Existence is so sweet and separation so sad! But, fortunately, your friends are there, modelled out of clay. The crowd of friends, multiplied by the infinite gesture that creates them, the movement of fingers and the handprint left on the ground, giving them their movement, their life, their depth, their texture, their brightness, their story. They just need to be placed on the shelves in the hut or carefully arranged in drawers and boxes. The statues are mostly small in size. There are enough resources in the workshop to make them. Pascal Tassini’s Stics have taken up space there for years. But sometimes, the statues are enormous. So then, we will bake them in a purpose-built oven between the museum and the bandstand in the Parc d’Avroy. It will be a festive occasion, like in the past and the present, according to all traditions; a bonfire lit long before night time, a joyous installation without memory or restriction; tumbling flames and a glimpse of silhouettes. Life is so beautiful and art is so pointless! Pascal Tassini’s statues are both so similar and so different. They are constantly moving, advancing through the crowd and they carry us away most brilliantly from the condition of existence.



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