For the exhibition project As You Think So Shall You Become , Robbert&Frank Frank&Robbert designed and developed 100 shrines or small sanctuaries to distribute among the people of Leuven during their events. They embrace the different traditions connected to shrines all over the world; sometimes they are houses for the keeper's ancestors, sometimes they serve as ritual altars and sometimes they are small temples or boxes to keep a relic of the past.
With DIY Shrines, Robbert and Frank created a flat-pack version to get you started. Create your own personal rituals around the 'shrine' and give it a meaningful place in your life. Robbert & Frank will help you on your way.
Have you picked up your shrine? Feel free to share photos or videos of the shrine by using the tag: #DIYshrine and tag us with @r_en_f and @stukleuven , or send the photos to email@example.com
Curator: Karen Verschooren
With the support of Maakleerplek, Leuven
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).