Author(s): Adrian Dannatt
Wim Delvoye (b. 1965) is known for his inventive and often controversial projects, and his work has been exhibited around the world. One of a generation of Belgian artists who have revolutionized contemporary art, Delvoye explores the body and its functions, producing art that combines the attractive and the repulsive, and addresses themes including religion and politics. One of his most famous works is "Cloaca", a digestion machine; another significant project involves tattooed live pigs. Coinciding with Delvoye's exhibition as guest of honour at the Louvre, "Wim Delvoye Introspective" is the culmination of close collaboration between the artist and distinguished scholars and critics. This publication presents a complete overview of works by the artist, demonstrating the range of media, technique, and thought-provoking subjects that defines his art.
Adrian Danatt is an artist, art critic, and journalist. Olivier Duquenne is professor in contemporary art at the Ecole Superieure des Arts de l'image "Le 75" and the Academie des Beaux-Arts in Namur. Bernard Marcade is an essayist, art critic, and curator. Dirk Swauwaert is director of WIELS Contemporary Art Centre. Bart Verschaffel is professor at Ghent University and the University of Antwerp.