Hotel and Brasserie du Parc have been welcoming guests from the most diverse backgrounds from all over the world since 1919. Writers and artists, bankers and businessmen, captains, fishermen and mermaids. In this beautiful art deco framework nothing is unambiguous, it is the ideal biotope for ambiguity, for fantasies and escapades. Stories of passion and lust, betrayal and deceit drip from the walls.
These are also the threads with which Bart Ramakers has been weaving his oeuvre for a decade. What’s Love Got to Do with It is a nice overview of his first explorations on the theme of human lusts to his most recent project that was staged in the Brasserie du Parc itself: Sailors & Sirens.
Ce n’est pas dans la jouissance que consiste le bonheur,
c’est dans le désir, c’est à briser les freins qu’oppose à ce désir.
[Donatien Alphonse François, Marquis de Sade]
The works 2011 – 2017 are also published in the book Revelations, that you can purchase here.
The Muse Checkmate is available as a postcard for 2€, just ask for it at Brasserie du Parc.
“Everything in the world is about sex, except sex itself. Sex is about power.”