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Forever Young

Curated by Nicolas de Ribou, the exhibition presented a diverse selection of artworks from the Family Servais Collection.

Taking its name from the 1984 song of the same title by the German band Alphaville, the song dealt with youth, the passing of time, the feeling of fear at the time of the Cold War, and the overwhelming need and desire to stay alive no matter what happens.

Jump to the modern day and the song and exhibition could be seen as a embodiment of youth’s preoccupations being far from what they were at that time. The exhibition “Forever Young” created and showcased the portrait of a generation raised between never ending conflicts, its obligation of consciousness, and its need of carelessness.

The Servais Family Collection consists of established names such as Gilbert & George and Barbara Kruger, as well as younger positions such as Julian Charrière and Arturo Hernández Alcázar.

RENAUD JEREZ, BNWTAS, 2014
RENAUD JEREZ, BNWTAS, 2014
IVO VAN DEN ELZEN, Untitled, 2015. © Hugard & Vanoverschelde
IVO VAN DEN ELZEN, Untitled, 2015. © Hugard & Vanoverschelde
ANITA MOLINERO, Ultime caillou, 2009
ANITA MOLINERO, Ultime caillou, 2009
JOSH KLINE, Sleep is for the weak, 2011. ©Joerg Lohse
JOSH KLINE, Sleep is for the weak, 2011. ©Joerg Lohse
ANDREA FRANCOLINO, Mall of America, 2013
ANDREA FRANCOLINO, Mall of America, 2013
SARETH SVAY, Ruins, 2014. © Hugard & Vanoverschelde
SARETH SVAY, Ruins, 2014. © Hugard & Vanoverschelde
(l–r) CORINNE VIONNET, Photo Opportunities – Moskva, 2007; JODY PAULSEN, Euro Boys, 2014; JENNY HOLZER, Truism, 1983;  JANFABRE, Het graf van de onbekende, 1999. © Hugard & Vanoverschelde
(l–r) CORINNE VIONNET, Photo Opportunities – Moskva, 2007; JODY PAULSEN, Euro Boys, 2014; JENNY HOLZER, Truism, 1983; JANFABRE, Het graf van de onbekende, 1999. © Hugard & Vanoverschelde
(l–r) IVO VAN DEN ELZEN, Golden Boy, 2015; IVO VAN DEN ELZEN, Untitled, 2015; CARMELLE SAFDIE, July 2, 2011, 2011; ALEXANDRE DA CUNHA, Glaze (Capri), 2005. © Hugard & Vanoverschelde
(l–r) IVO VAN DEN ELZEN, Golden Boy, 2015; IVO VAN DEN ELZEN, Untitled, 2015; CARMELLE SAFDIE, July 2, 2011, 2011; ALEXANDRE DA CUNHA, Glaze (Capri), 2005. © Hugard & Vanoverschelde
LI JINGHU, Waterfall, 2015; BILL HENSON, Untitled #52, 2001; PIETER HUGO, Permanent Error - Aissah Salifu, Agbogbloshie Market, Accra, Ghana, 2010. © Hugard & Vanoverschelde
LI JINGHU, Waterfall, 2015; BILL HENSON, Untitled #52, 2001; PIETER HUGO, Permanent Error - Aissah Salifu, Agbogbloshie Market, Accra, Ghana, 2010. © Hugard & Vanoverschelde
(l–r) RENAUD JEREZ, BNWTAS, 2014; JOSH KLINE, Sleep is for the weak, 2011; BILL HENSON, Untitled #52, 2001; EMMANUEL VAN DER AUWERA, Philippines, 2015. © Hugard & Vanoverschelde
(l–r) RENAUD JEREZ, BNWTAS, 2014; JOSH KLINE, Sleep is for the weak, 2011; BILL HENSON, Untitled #52, 2001; EMMANUEL VAN DER AUWERA, Philippines, 2015. © Hugard & Vanoverschelde
General exhibition view of
General exhibition view of "Forever Young" at the Servais Family Collection, Brussels. © Hugard & Vanoverschelde
HAEGUE YANG, Nosy Clown – Mangrove Swamped, 2012. © Hugard & Vanoverschelde
HAEGUE YANG, Nosy Clown – Mangrove Swamped, 2012. © Hugard & Vanoverschelde
RINEKE DIJKSTRA, Zilvitis, Lithuania, July 28, 2000, 2000. © Hugard & Vanoverschelde
RINEKE DIJKSTRA, Zilvitis, Lithuania, July 28, 2000, 2000. © Hugard & Vanoverschelde
(l–r) EMMANUEL VAN DER AUWERA, Philippines, 2015; ANITA MOLINERO, Ultime caillou, 2009. © Hugard & Vanoverschelde
(l–r) EMMANUEL VAN DER AUWERA, Philippines, 2015; ANITA MOLINERO, Ultime caillou, 2009. © Hugard & Vanoverschelde
(l–r) PIETER HUGO, Permanent Error - Aissah Salifu, Agbogbloshie Market, Accra, Ghana, 2010; ALICE CHANNER, Eyes (part I), 2012. © Hugard & Vanoverschelde
(l–r) PIETER HUGO, Permanent Error - Aissah Salifu, Agbogbloshie Market, Accra, Ghana, 2010; ALICE CHANNER, Eyes (part I), 2012. © Hugard & Vanoverschelde
(l–r) ANDREA FRANCOLINO, Mall of America, 2013; VIVIEN ROUBAUD, Feu
  d'artifice, gelée de pétrole dégazé, combustion incomplète, tube PMMA, 2014; JAMES BALMFORTH, The Beauty Yet To Come, 2010; CORINNE VIONNET, Photo Opportunities - Makka, 2008. © Hugard & Vanoverschelde
(l–r) ANDREA FRANCOLINO, Mall of America, 2013; VIVIEN ROUBAUD, Feu d'artifice, gelée de pétrole dégazé, combustion incomplète, tube PMMA, 2014; JAMES BALMFORTH, The Beauty Yet To Come, 2010; CORINNE VIONNET, Photo Opportunities - Makka, 2008. © Hugard & Vanoverschelde
JULIAN CHARRIERE, Future Fossil Spaces, 2015. © Hugard & Vanoverschelde
JULIAN CHARRIERE, Future Fossil Spaces, 2015. © Hugard & Vanoverschelde