I have a serious love/hate relationship with contemporary art. And I’m OK with that; I believe that art should make you think and the bigger the reaction, the better the art is.
Reading the blurb for the Pierre Leguillon, Museum of Mistakes exhibition, I still wasn’t really sure what it was about, but the picture used on the website intrigued me so I went to check it out anyway.
The WIELS has an impressive home; it lives in the old Wielman Ceuppen’s brewery, which is evident as soon as you arrive – those huge copper vats kind of give it away. We made our way through the cafe and passed the little bookshop and got our tickets (€8 per adult, allows entry to the exhibition as many times as you like) then jumped in the lift to the third floor.
I am not going to sugar-coat this, the Museum of Mistakes exhibition was not my cup of tea, at all. I enjoyed looking at the Diane Arbus photographs and I liked the colourful fabric that they used to hang some of the pictures on, but the rest of it was a big old miss.
I couldn’t see how the pieces were relevant to each other and the art that WAS on display, I just didn’t enjoy looking at. I’m glad I went, but I won’t be going back.
But if you’re in Brussels, you should go see it for yourself and let me know you think.
Find out more about WIELS on their website.