Artists: Erin Helsen, Pascal Petrus, Benny Van den Meulengracht-Vrancx, Yannick Val Gesto
Exhibition title: VIP
Venue: Hole Of The Fox, Antwerp, Belgium
Date: September 13 – October 05, 2014
Photography: Courtesy of Hole Of The Fox
VIP shows the work of Erin Helsen, Pascal Petrus, Yannick Val Gesto and Benny Van den Meulengracht-Vrancx in a more relaxed atmosphere, where the coming together of these artists in Hole Of The Fox is the central theme. Each artist is showing newly created work, while there was room to experiment and to derive from known paths. The exhibition highlights a connection between these artists’ body of work, which involves elements from their personal life, and a contemporary (almost corporate, industrial) aesthetic.
“A very important person (VIP) is a person who is accorded special privileges due to his or her status or importance.
Examples include celebrities, heads of state/heads of government and other politicians, major employers, high rollers, high-level corporate officers, wealthy individuals, or any other notable person who receives special treatment for any reason. The special treatment usually involves separation from “common people”, and a higher level of comfort. In some cases, such as tickets to events, and at airports, VIP may be used as a title in a similar way to premium, and these “VIP tickets” can be purchased by anyone, but still meaning separation from other customers, own security checks etc…
VIP syndrome is when a perceived VIP uses his/her status to influence a given professional to make unorthodox decisions under the pressure or presence of the individual.