MAS - Museum aan de Stroom
Dazzling Desire - Diamonds and their Emotional Meaning
Until 14th January 2018
People have desires. They desire love and security. They desire to understand the meaning of life. They also desire wealth, status and power... Visit the exhibition Dazzling Desire, and discover how mankind has made these desires tangible with striking objects, often consisting of diamonds.
Mary of Burgundy’s engagement ring, the impressive Our Lady’s Jubilee crown, the Cartier tiara worn by Queen Elisabeth of Belgium and the bling of popular hip-hoppers today. Each and every one shows us how people try to shape their desires through diamond objects.
Dazzling Desire reveals the variety of meanings that people have attributed to diamonds. The stories they have made up about them – and still do. Contemporary works by Berlinde De Bruyckere, Jan Fabre, Phillip Aguirre, Sobudh Gupta and Thierry De Cordier provide a critical viewpoint.
Opening hours: Tuesday - Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm - last Wednesday of every month: late-night opening until 7 pm - Closed 25 December and 1 January