Robbert&Frank Frank&Robbert

As You Think So Shall You Become

“Whatever one frequently thinks and ponders upon, that will become the inclination of his mind.”
- Buddha - the Dvedhavitakka Sutta

“Become what you think”
- Bruce Lee - Striking Thoughts

Between February and June 2022, artist duo Robbert&Frank Frank&Robbert will land in the public space in Leuven with a combination of projects. They invite us to discover their world of visual language, DIY rituals and omens, turning Leuven into an Robbert&Frank Frank&Robbert snowglobe for a re-enchanting experience.

Meaningful encounters between an individual and a sentence/an image, between two individuals or many in a collective experience, are at the core of the practice of Frank&Robbert Robbert&Frank. Their work channels an attitude of hope, resilience, and being awake in the world.

Curator: Karen Verschooren

Opening: Go Away Sorrow of the World - large

Saturday 12 February, 16:00 - 18:00, Sluispark

A banner is mounted on a large lighting pole that reads 'Go away sorrow of the world', a mantra which they developed in 2008 and whose physical carrier changes from time to time. Please join us for the official inauguration of this temporary monument (or monumental work) with a cozy get-together around fire pits, Go away sorrow of the world-soup, a dash of music, speeches, and a golden shower!

Artist Talk: Robbert&Frank Frank&Robbert

Tu 22 March 19:00, SLAC

In their artist talk, artist duo Robbert&Frank Frank&Robbert elaborate on their practice in general and the projects in the context of their exhibition: As You Think So Shall You Become. They take you on a journey through their wonderful world full of symbolic imagery, do-it-yourself rituals and omens, and invite you to get started with a DIY shrine designed by them!

Robbert&Frank Frank&Robbert

Since 2012, Frank and Robbert go through life as the artist duo Robbert&Frank Frank&Robbert. This intense collaboration forms the basis for their artistic practice and symbolizes their vision on friendship, collectivity, interplay and knowledge sharing. Together, they realise a multidisciplinary body of works, containing objects, prints, installations, videos, actions in public places and cross-over performances on the border between arts and theatre. With their works, they actively relate to the global society and formulate questions and poetical alternatives. Their work has been presented in solo exhibitions in a.o. Fred&Ferry Gallery (Antwerp), Croxhapox (Ghent), Netwerk (Aalst), Lage Egal Gallery (Berlin), Buda (Kortrijk) and Be-Part (Waregem), and in group shows in a.o. Baro Gallery (Sao Paulo), Charlama Contemporary Art Gallery (Sarajevo), Panthera Art Space (Brussels), Belvédère (Rotterdam), KW Institute for Contemporary Art (Berlin), Dr. Guislain Museum (Ghent) and BOZAR (Brussels).

They graduated with a master’s degree in visual arts from KASK Ghent in 2012. Since January 2021, they are represented by Fred&Ferry Gallery (Antwerp).

Sat 12 Feb 2022 10:00 - Sat 18 Jun 2022 18:00


Public space Leuven