Monuments to Modernism
(Marc Ruyters) The Low Countries - 2005, № 13, pp. 307-311
Is Jan de Cock, of whose installations little of a tangible nature remains, an innovative artist? Or, as some would say derisively, a furniture-maker with pretensions? In September 2005 Jan de Cock has an exhibition at Tate Modern in London. Yet this young artist is a controversial figure in the contemporary art debate. It is because he declines to let himself become part of this debate and is reviving the values of modernism in a way that is almost provocative? And also maybe because he has a rather un-Belgian big mouth?
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