Belgian artist gives lessons in rearranging art history

  • 2003-12-11
  • By Jason Finch
TALLINN - One of the most exciting exhibitions currently doing the rounds in Tallinnn is that of Belgian painter Jan van Imschoot. "Mystical Sins and Contemporary Colors. A Seat of Revaluation" is an intelligent and challenging show that playfully recontextualizes art history firmly in the realm of the postmodern.Throughout the exhibition we are shown classical notions of humanity alongside their obliteration or denial. Portraits of psychiatric patients, for example, are glorified by their romantic-style treatment in oils, yet with glaring fluorescent colors and gibberish slogans painted ov...
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