Le camion d’or

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This edition was made for the exhibition “Christophe Terlinden, mais pourquoi?”, held at the Museum of Contemporary Arts – MAC’s, Grand-Hornu in 2011. It is representative of the approach of Christophe Terlinden, who proceeds with a certain malice proper to childhood, proposing seemingly innocuous gestures that often have wider political or social dimensions. Parodying common materialistic dreams, of “when we will be rich,” under a golden truck that seems to have been drawn by a child, Christophe Terlinden has annotated in pencil the ironic phrase “when we will be poor, we will live in a barrack on a slag heap “; with highly minimal formal means, his works are rich in meaning.


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  • MediumGold leave on Rives paper
  • Year2011
  • FramedNo
  • AuthentificationAuthentification certificate signed by the artist
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Christophe Terlinden

Christophe Terlinden (°1969, Belgian, based in Brussels, BE) is a contemporary artist who finds his artistic inspiration in daily life. Transforming, with very few means, the most ordinary of things into unpredictable, peculiar works of art is his trademark. Although he graduated in 1997 from the well-known art school La Cambre (BE) where he obtained a Master’s degree in Visual Arts, Christophe’s art practice started long before at the age of 4 when he made his first drawing. In 2003 he won the prestigious “Prix de la jeune sculpture”. Following his singular artistic approach, Christophe Terlinden has produced a number of surprising projects: creating a flag for the European Union with a golden ring presented to the European Commission in 1999 (then under the direction of Romano Prodi), restoring the master clock at Place du Luxembourg (Brussels, BE), creating the new logo for the contemporary museum of art in Antwerp M HKA (making it unpronounceable without the “U”), installing a modern clock with red, led light digits on top of the historical façade of Thurn & Taxis (Brussels, BE), fashioning a chewing gum machine which produces authentic artworks for 50 eurocents, … His work has been included in collections of renowned cultural institutions and museums such as the Cera Foundation (Louvain, BE), M HKA (museum for contemporary art Antwerp) and MAC (museum for contemporary art of the region Wallonia-Brussels) as well as in important private collections.

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The MAC’s is housed within the former Grand-Hornu colliery, a monument of European industrial heritage that was designated as UNESCO world heritage in 2012. Since the museum opened in 2002, it has welcomed over a million visitors, produced more than 85 exhibitions and promoted numerous artists from the region.

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