From May 1st until August 1st, 2012, artist, painter, theatre and television producer Kamagurka acts as curator for a special art project in Bruges: Kamarama. On several locations he will display his own works as well as works of other artists who inspire and fascinate him. It is an exhibition full of remarkable art, surprising perspectives and a certain amount of humour.
The Arentshuis was transformed into a live atelier in which Kamagurka displays his own art works. From time to time he will create a new work here, by himself or together with other artists.
Programme: Kamagurka & David Bade: May 1st, Kamagurka & Stephen Tunney: May 3rd and 4th, Kamagurka & Werner Mannaers: May 17th and 18th, Kamagurka & Jeroen Henneman: June 28th and 29th, Kamagurka & Muzo: July 10th and 11th.
In the Garemijn Hall, Kamagurka displays works from artists who inspired and influenced him. He likes to combine historic and contemporary art. He’s also fascinated by international links and the use of mixed media in art.
Displayed artists: Capitaine Lonchamps (B), David Bade (NL), Don Van Vliet a.k.a. Captain Beefheart (US), Emile Salkin (F), Francis Picabia (F), Fred Bervoets (B), George Condo (US), George Grosz (D), Georges Ribemont-Dessaignes (F), Herr Seele (B), J.J. Grandville (F), James Ensor (B) , Jan Fabre (B), Jeff Olsson (S), Jeroen Henneman (NL), Kati Heck (D), Luc Tuymans (B), Lucebert (NL), Marcel Duchamp (F), Markus Lüpertz (D), Max Ernst (D), Muzo (F), Otto Dix (D), Pablo Picasso (E), Paul Joostens (B), René Daniëls (NL), René Magritte (B), Rinus Van de Velde (B), Roland Topor (FR), Stephen Tunney a.k.a. Dogbowl (US), Werner Mannaers (B), Wim Delvoye (B), Wim T. Schippers (NL) and Yves Obyn (B).
There are also art works in the streets of Bruges such as Kamagurka’s ‘accidental’ portraits of fictive people. 12 portraits are spread around the Arentshof garden and alongside the Dijver. If you think you recognize a family member, friend or acquaintance in one of the portraits, you can report this online. At the end of the project, Kamagurka will chose the one who is the best lookalike of one of his portraits.
Yves Obyn created a very special art work for Kamarama. It represents a crashed Beechcraft Bonanza. A fanatic built his own airplane but because of the poor construction, it quickly crashed. The spectator is a disaster tourist, causing a congestion in the heart of Bruges due to the curiosity factor.