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Ruben Bellinkx

20110209185233-00420110210 Trophy Hunting   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
Ruben Bellinkx at Gallery Maskara February 16th, 2011 - March 13th, 2011
Posted 3/7/11

Generally, when you walk into a gallery, you expect two things: light and silence. Enter Gallery Maskara and you’re plunged into a darkness that is made all the more eerie by the whirring noise of projectors playing Belgian artist Ruben Bellinkx’s 16mm films on loop. “The Trophy” presents a set of videos that Bellinkx has made over the past five years, beautifully displayed in the cavernous gallery. All except one use animals (predictably, animal rights activists aren’t enamored by the artist’s... [more]

Turtles_table Table on Turtles   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
Ruben Bellinkx, Peter Buggenhout, Neil Hamon, Nadia Lichtig, Shine Shivan at Gallery Maskara February 10th, 2010 - March 7th, 2010
Posted 2/15/10

A group show at Gallery Maskara called “Everything is Real: After Life…” loosely ties together the works of five artists from different countries. Overall, it manages to generate potent questions through unexpected means, as some of the works offer food for thought. Ruben Bellinkx explores the conundrum of human beings in their environments. By harnessing a table on the backs of four turtles (a task which was carefully and humanely accomplished), Bellinkx’s videos and photographs question human int... [more]

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