The exhibitions Urgent Conversations: Athens–Antwerp and Urgent Conversations: Antwerp – Athens are a collaboration between EMST and M HKA, a theoretical and visual dialogue, based on works from the collections of both museums, which includes more than 70 works structured in 22 topics.   

28.04.2017 - 07.01.2018        

M HKA, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen - Leuvenstraat 32, 2000 Antwerpen

EMST, National Museum of Contemporary Art - Kallirrois Avenue & Amvr. Frantzi Str., Athens 11743

Structured Sensibility

(c)image: Syb'l S'Pictures
X of Y [X or Y], 1985
Installation , (l) 1700 cm
mixed media

Guy Rombouts is a fanatical collector of all kinds of objects and materials. He continually explores the delicate nature of found – often natural – materials, using them to explore the sculptural possibilities for his script. In this way, he makes his language tangible, and investigates the link between form and content, sign and meaning. In this installation, X of Y, his feeling for materials is prominently displayed. He presents a three-dimensional display of the letters X and Y. In the Azart (the alternative lettering system developed by Guy Rombouts and Monica Droste) these letters are actually replaced by a straight line, referring to the X or Y axis.