- Corpus Bruges '05
The cultural festival Corpus, with the human body as the central theme, showed a unique mix of artistic schools and styles, completely in the line of the multidisciplinary character of modern arts. With “Body Stroke”, Cultuurcentrum got into experimental dance, Concertgebouw organized summer concerts during Summertime, Erfgoedcel searched stories about delivery and childbirth, the international contemporary artist Spencer Tunick showed us an unusual image of Bruges bodies,…
Corpus presented bodies in movement, twisted and distorted bodies, bodies within the art of painting, bodies as instruments in theatre or dance, bodies that enjoyed culinary Bruges. Corpus Brugge ’05 tried to stimulate the senses.
The festival offered both confirmation and the element of surprise. Confirmation of our knowhow of international exhibitions with “Memling and the portrait” that showed the impact of Hans Memling on the development of the European art of portraying in the late 15th and early 16th century.
The more surprising part was the organization of two big exhibitions about contemporary visual art, “Between Skin and Orgasm” and “Soul”. For one of the critics after Brugge 2002 was the lack of attention for contemporary art.