Since the beginning of his career, which began in the late 1980s, Wim Delvoye has sought to shift the boundaries that traditionally separate popular culture and art, decorative arts and the “fine arts”, the old and the contemporary, the noble and the unclean. “In a word, Wim Delvoye creates oxymorons,” writes Michel Onfray. His works indeed appear to be shot through with various contrary elements, suspended somewhere between seduction and dissonance.
Cristina Lucas, a Spanish artist born in 1973 in Jaén, is fascinated by the mechanisms of power. Her works start with an analysis of the principal political and economic structures, which she dissects in order to reveal the contradictions between official history, the real story, and the collective memory. Taking up the entire lower level of the museum, her exhibition Trading Transcendence will be organised around the ideas of capitalism and globalisation at the beginning of the 21st century.