Exhibitionuntil 23 Jun '24


Pro Brutus collection

Presented by Brutus Base & Brutus Space
© Aad Hoogendoorn
© Aad Hoogendoorn
''Cranium'' offers room for the sublime and cerebral. Here mind and soul rule, ideals are refined and visions are forged. Cranium invites you to activate the brain. The space also functions as an exhibition area for works by other artists.
Felix Burger, Shellshock Syndrome, 2014 © Aad Hoogendoorn
AVL, PappaMamma Lamp, 2007 © Aad Hoogendoorn
Titanilla Eisenhart, das ist alles was du kriegst 2005-2006 © Aad Hoogendoorn
Atelier Van Lieshout - Boat, 1983 © Aad Hoogendoorn
Atelier Van Lieshout - Boat, 1983 © Aad Hoogendoorn
Oil on Canvas II, 2023
This work makes a reference to traditional, historical Art techniques, but in this case the ‘painting’ is ever in movement. Made with several water pumps behind the canvas, black waste oil is constantly pumped over the canvas, which flows over the surface in waves. It is questioning our approach on natural resources and the traditions and expectations towards art exhibitions.
Felix Burger
Shellshock Syndrome, 2014
50 mechanical dolls, alter egos of Felix Burger, sing the opening of the St. Matthew Passion by Johann Sebastian Bach. We see three 16mm films that show the artist in an uncontrolled way, which makes him appear to be on the edge of madness and stiffened by fear. Failure is a recurring theme in this chaotic, complex and seemingly unfinished installation. Through the installation Shellshock Syndrome it is almost as if Burger takes us into the interior of his artistic brain.
Atelier Van Lieshout
Boat, 1983
One of the first works that Joep van Lieshout made. During art school he made several functional object already contained the contradiction between the rational and the irrational and that question how far we will go to learn, cure and travel. This particular boat is fitted out with a steam engine that has to run on human fat and is too heavy to float.
Titanilla Eisenhart
das ist alles was du kriegst, 2005/2006
In a bid to deal with fears that kept haunting Eisenhart after having an earthshattering nightmare in which her daughter was in danger, two psychotherapists advised her to process them in the way that was closest to who she was: by painting it. The result is these four canvases, which depict the nightmare as a narrative development, a comic strip of horror.
Atelier Van Lieshout
Uomo Analyticus, 2009
Uomo Analyticus can mean both ‘ analyzing human’ or ‘ human analyzed’. How do we live? How are we made? How do we process and get processed? This work focuses on the core theme of Atelier Van Lieshout’s practice: dissecting systems, be it society as a whole or the human body.
Atelier Van Lieshout
Coat Hooks, 2009
A classic Atelier Van Lieshout in two ways: a functional sculpture and the abstracted form of the male genitalia. What more is there to say.
Atelier Van Lieshout
Backpacks, 2024
These Backpacks are part of ‘The Voyage’, a series of work that tells the story about a journey to a better world, a place beyond the horizon where the grass is always greener. The fictional pioneers follow their hearts and the flimsiest of gameplans: anything goes and let’s see what happens. Their expedition gear take all-purpose and all-inclusive to the next level. Why make a selection when you can bring absolutely everything.
Atelier Van Lieshout
Hippodrome, 2010
Hippodrome is part of ‘New Tribal Labyrinth’, a series of work in which recurring themes like the organization of labour, the structures of power and revolution are linked to the end of the worlds´ resources and subsequent self-sufficiency. It suggests a new world order, a society inhabited by imaginary tribes. This world will see a return to farming and industry - which currently both have been banished from our society - and a re-establishment of our relationship with materials – which has now been lost.
Atelier Van Lieshout
PappaMamma Lamp, 2007
The translation of the human reproductive process: an anatomical cross-section of the genital organs: the penis, the vagina and the gestating foetus. Light of life.
Andy Coolquitt
Devin and Randy, 2012
Andy Coolquitt explores the continuum between environments and discreet artworks, and between public and private realms. Coolquitt transforms found objects and assemblages into sculptures. His choice of scavenged materials suggest metaphors for energy and spark various social dynamics.