Art explores life and reality and, just as science, it opens new horizons. Art challenges intellectually and emotionally and can inspire students and scientists. The University of Antwerp is willing to offer interested visitors the opportunity to enjoy its collection and the architecture of its buildings.
Campus Drie Eiken was designed and built in the 1970’s as a promenade campus in the middle of fields. Although gradually more buildings were added and in spite of renovations, the campus gives the feeling of being in nature. There is also an evolution of the works of art that decorate the campus: from torques of enamelled metal strips as the first integrated work of art, alongside wooden recycling material turned into images of Camille Huysmans (Antwerp politician and mayor) and Lenin, to ultra realistic woodcuttings and even a gigantic photo of the entire university community. These works were made respectively by Walter Leblanc, Vic Gentils, Ludwig Vandevelde and Perry Roberts.
We take a walk and start with street art by Dzia. We do not only discover works by Walter Leblanc, Vic Gentils, Ludwig Vandevelde and Perry Roberts, but in this valuable greenbelt we also admire works by a.o. Jacques Moeschal, Jean Bilquin, Pierre Culot, Paul Van Hoeydonck and Donald Madder. Inside the buildings there are works of art by Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven, Sven ’t Jolle, Pierre Vlerick and many others. Besides contemporary art there is also a very special 12th century white marble sculpture, a classical example of the Western Indian Jain school of that time.
- Maximum 20 persons per guide
- Duration: 120 minutes