Maison Particulière Centre d’art
States of Mind
From January 16 through March 30, 2014
What are States of Mind, if not the union of our bodies and souls, our thoughts and emotions? Our states of minds form the essence of our connection to the world, ushering us through each moment in our lives.
Remembrances, lapses, feelings, thoughts confessed
or repressed… “States of Mind” - the ninth exhibit on
display at Maison Particulière - invites you to stroll
through a house, metaphor for our unconscious, in
which each room, salon or chamber, represents a
section of our brain, the image and representation of
These timeless considerations are illustrated through selections presented by four guest collectors, Chris and Lieven Declerck, Yannicke and Wilfried Cooreman, Colette and Jean-Pierre Ghysels and Myriam and Amaury de Solages along with the art of guest artist Thomas Lerooy. Each piece is
enhanced with poetic literary insight by Victor Ginsburgh, who sets the works to music with his choice of sonnets penned by authors as Shakespeare, Du Bellay, Nabokov, Neruda, Borges…
Maison Particulière, nonprofit art center, is a unique setting that reinvents the interior space of a private residence, thus creating a novel approach to exhibiting works of art.
The heartbeat, inspiration, and aspiration of Maison Particulière can be summarized in one word: sharing. There is no permanent collection at Maison Particulière, but three times a year, four
collectors, one artist, and one literary guest are invited to present an exhibit based on a given theme of reflection. Free choice is the key word.
The guest collectors, as well as the guest artist, select the works that they wish to exhibit from their private collection, mirrored by excerpts from pieces of literature selected by the guest literary enthusiast. This is a highly personal approach that allows each collector, artist and literary expert to
express their individual point of view and innermost perspective, all the while striking a balance among the works from various collections, with varying sensibilities.