We are going to demonstrate the existence of parallel worlds…but also at the same time prove that it is possible to place oneself therein. Brussels-based artists Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys cast a merciless perspective on reality in their major exhibition at M HKA of the same title, OPTIMUNDUS. Through their numerous artistic approaches—including installations, video, drawing, sculpture, performance, and photographs—the artist duo visualize their imaginings of the parallel world inherent within the modern human psyche, along with how it manifests itself in the everyday aspects of life and civic conformity.
7 x 9.4 inches
Sternberg Press, Berlin and New York City, 2013