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Wim Delvoye (b. 1965) is known for his inventive and often controversial projects, and his work has been exhibited around the world. One of a generation of Belgian artists who have revolutionized contemporary art, Delvoye explores the body and its functions, producing art that combines the attractive and the repulsive, and addresses themes including religion and politics. One of his most famous works is Cloaca, a digestion machine; another significant project involves tattooed live pigs. Coinciding with Delvoye's exhibition as guest of honor at the Louvre, Wim Delvoye Introspectiveis the culmination of close collaboration between the artist and distinguished scholars and critics. This publication presents a complete overview of works by the artist, demonstrating the range of media, technique, and thought-provoking subjects that defines his art.
Adrian Danatt is an artist, art critic, and journalist. Olivier Duquenne is professor in contemporary art at the École Supérieure des Arts de l'image "Le 75" and the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Namur. Bernard Marcadé is an essayist, art critic, and curator. Dirk Swauwaert is director of WIELS Contemporary Art Centre. Bart Verschaffel is professor at Ghent University and the University of Antwerp.