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Faces/Borders

23/02/2021 h 27/02/2022 F Add to the calendar 2021-02-23 2022-02-27 Europe/London Faces/Borders

The exhibition is devoted to the theme of the face. The collection offers an exceptionally diverse and overwhelmingly intense illustration of this - as if in the refuge of the workshops the question of identity had been allowed to unfold freely for forty years. The pictures and sculptures in the collection seem to span the entire history of art, which has been haunted by the figuration of faces from its origins to the present day. However, it is not the affirmative or the most common celebratory forms of the face that are shown here, but all its questioning variations. The faces of the collection cross the boundaries of their identity, they fade, duplicate, tear, fit into each other or multiply among themselves, testifying to a fragile and fragmented existence, anxious or jubilant, carried away in the constant movement of the environment in which they find themselves.

© Ronny Mackenzie : pastel, charcoal and pencil on paper, before 1998. Workshop: Project Ability, Glasgow, Scotland (G-B).
TRINKHALL Museum (former MAD Museum), Rue Fabry, 19 B-4000 Liège TRINKHALL Museum (former MAD Museum)

The exhibition is devoted to the theme of the face. The collection offers an exceptionally diverse and overwhelmingly intense illustration of this – as if in the refuge of the workshops the question of identity had been allowed to unfold freely for forty years. The pictures and sculptures in the collection seem to span the entire history of art, which has been haunted by the figuration of faces from its origins to the present day.
However, it is not the affirmative or the most common celebratory forms of the face that are shown here, but all its questioning variations. The faces of the collection cross the boundaries of their identity, they fade, duplicate, tear, fit into each other or multiply among themselves, testifying to a fragile and fragmented existence, anxious or jubilant, carried away in the constant movement of the environment in which they find themselves.

© Ronny Mackenzie : pastel, charcoal and pencil on paper, before 1998.
Workshop: Project Ability, Glasgow, Scotland (G-B).

TRINKHALL Museum (former MAD Museum)

From MAD to TRINKHALL

The new building of the TRINKHALL MUSEUM will be inaugurated on 20 March 2020.
During the renovation work of his building located at Avroy park, the Museum was installed at Rue Fabry 19 in Liège. 
This location does not have an exhibition space. For the museum’s one-off exhibition program, visit our Facebook page.

The MAD is the museum of the Creahm. The singularity of the museum is to curate and to promote works of art produced by Creahm as well as by the studios which, throughout the world, aim at revealing and deploying art forms produced by people with mental handicap. The MAD is an international, constantly growing collection (paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, textile compositions, etc.) consisting of 2500 works.

Since nearly 20 years, the MADmusée preserves and promotes works produced by people with a mental handicap in a studio. Nowadays, the museum is being upgraded and this architectural refurbishing gives a new opportunity to re-think its identity : the MAD –Musée d’art différencié- becomes the Trink-Hall , museum of ‘situated arts’.

“Trink Hall” is the original name of the building where the museum is being located and it demonstrates the will to revive its initial momentum. It is for the museum to open up the collection outside the usual artistic categories and to recognize, always, the profound singularity of the works. Whatever the name given (art brut, outsider art, art différencié…), what characterizes, in our eyes, the plastic productions that are born or are visible at the borders of art or culture is the critical function with which they are invested. The extreme diversity of these works intrigues, troubles and may possibly bring about enthusiasm or hesitation. Indeed, these arts bordering art, force us to take a stand. At Trink Hall, we don’t want to look at the collection with the eyes of art, but to think about art (and its environment) with the eyes of the collection.

JSchools

The target audience of the museum: School – Associations.  TRINK HALL The board game of the museum. A board game to create your own museum. Trink Hall – The museum board game is a thrilling card game: you have to exhibit the works in your own museum. Your opponents do the same ; each gallery must be organized according to a previously defined theme. To truly succeed, you must deal with the contingency of the preservation of works and the needs of the public.Impress your visitors by exhibiting side by side works of art of taste, and that answer themes!  This game allows participants to discover and observe the collection in a fun way, but also, through the themes, to reflect on the place of art in society. The educational service refers to so-called “active” teaching methods, that is to say that the participant is an actor of the animations; he is framed, but he has to get involved. The actions are aimed at the development of autonomy and creative thinking. It is a comprehensive method that takes into account the socio-cultural environment of the participants. This board game is played in teams (classes / groups), in our premises, in your school, in the premises of your association … wherever you want! The museum also offers visits/animations of its exhibitions outside the walls (program to follow on the museum’s Facebook page).

LPeople with specific needs

The building occupied by the museum during the renovation is not accessible to people with reduced mobility (PRM)!

However, please contact the museum for any requests of this type as arrangements are possible : : 00 32 4 222 32 95. – mediation@madmusee.be

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Practical information

TRINKHALL Museum (former MAD Museum)

Rue Fabry, 19
B-4000 Liège

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