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Kehinde Wiley, Joseph Kosuth and David Claerbout in Memling Now: Hans Memling in contemporary art

This exposition creates an interaction between five contemporary artists and five hundred years of art and history in one of Europe’s oldest and best preserved care institutions.

Five artists, three continents

Art inspires. Artists, both past and present, consciously and actively allow themselves, to a greater or lesser degree, to be inspired by the work of their predecessors. This is the rationale behind the exhibition ‘Memling Now’. The unique masterpieces of the 15th century painter Hans Memling in the Sint-Janshospitaal in Bruges have inspired painters throughout the subsequent centuries. Five contemporary artists from three different continents are participating in this exhibition. They will not only display some of their existing works, but have also created new pieces especially for ‘Memling Now’.