An exhibition in the chapel of the Sint-Jan Berchmans College

An exhibition in the chapel of the Sint-Jan Berchmans College

Mikko Paakkola's exhibition “La douzième heure” (The Twelfth hour) is a place-bound series of paintings in the Chapel of Sint-Jan Berchmans College in Brussels. Consisting of twelve large-sized panels, this artistic whole conveys the northern dimension through colours that flare up on the canvases and beyond as aurora borealis, or the northern lights, and by stirring up an austere feeling of nature which, in its metaphysicality, gives space to sacrality. The church space in central Brussels allows today's city dwellers to reach out for the universe beyond their everyday lives, for its architecture gives space to the essence of the art of painting at its purest: a touch of the sacred.

Production: Office d'Art Contemporain

Curator: Jean-Marie Stroobants

Dates and hours: 

Sint-Jan Berchmanscollege – Rue du poinçon 38-42 – 1000 Bryssel

Opening 19 September at 18.00-21.00

Exhibition open from 20 September to 6 October, from Wednesday to Sunday. Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

The Finnish Embassy – rue de Cortenbergh 80 - 1000 Bruxelles

Opening on 16 September AT 18.00-20.00

Exhibition open from 12 September to 13 October, accessible by appointment: [email protected]




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