Photo © Lara Gasparotto


A gleaner walks behind the harvesters and picks up the ears of grain that were left on the field. In the creation of a piece of art, many ideas are left strewn around the studio. In AREN (which also means ‘harvest’ and ‘revenue’), Benjamin Verdonck takes you on a journey to the unproduced or incomplete works in his studio, including the design for a tunnel from the National Bank to the florist’s shop across the street, a box of magic tricks, a collection of unused food vouchers, a new Fabergé egg, and a collection of rat traps that don’t work. You can expect to see installations, a cabinet of curiosities, and a miniature theatre.


By and with
Benjamin Verdonck

Toneelhuis (Antwerpen - BE)

Something Great (Berlin - DE)