Prelude: Melancholy of the Future brings together works by artists associated with MDD, either in the past or the future. The exhibition – the last at MDD before the museum’s renovations, until summer 2021 - considers the current challenge of anticipating on a future while the past itself is under scrutiny.
As a benefit exhibition, all works in Prelude: Melancholy of the Future are for sale, in support of the museum, the contributing artists and, in many cases, their galleries. Most works are available directly through the artists or the galleries; a selection will be auctioned by Christie’s on the evening of 14 November.
Ida Barbarigo, Meriem Bennani, Pierre Bismuth, Katinka Bock, Manon de Boer, Lucia Bru, Michael Dean, Edith Dekyndt, Kasper De Vos, Lieve D’hondt, David Douard, Jerónimo Elespe, Luca Frei, Ryan Gander, Anna Bella Geiger, Thomas Hirschhorn, Gary Hume, Patricia Leite, Jonathan Meese, Bjarne Melgaard, Philip Metten, Yuko Nasaka, Antonio Obá, Hans Op de Beeck, Shahpour Pouyan, Laure Prouvost, Tal R, Magali Reus, Giangiacomo Rossetti, Chris Huen Sin Kan, David Tremlett, Rinus Van de Velde, Paul Van Hoeydonck, Atelier Van Lieshout and Richard Venlet.
The exhibition is free and open to all.