The children of Philippe Vandenberg in Philippe Vandenberg: Molenbeek (BOZAR, 2020)
About the film:
This short film documents the solo exhibition Philippe Vandenberg: Molenbeek. The exhibition was held in 2020-2021 in BOZAR, Brussels. Background is provided by Hélène, Guillaume and Mo Vandenberghe, the children of the artist, who elaborate on their father’s Molenbeek-years. The neighbourhood inspired him to create a satirical world in which he consistently exposed the recurring structures of oppression, fundamentalism and groupthink. On view were observations on paper constituting a burlesque Molenbeek: an imaginary site where personal and collective traumas are humorously and ironically interwoven with urban problems and global conflicts.