Wim Delvoye (1965) is a fervant empiricist. His work is of a hybrid nature, a good example being Cloaca, the famous mechanical digestive apparatus that produces “artists’ shit”. He takes a shrewd pleasure in abolishing distinctions between beauty and ugliness and purity and impurity by mixing craftsmanship, technology, the scatological and the sacred.


Delvoye has created the metallic, gothic-inspired chapel with stained glass windows containing subversive imagery specially for Mudam. The artist makes reference to his own work in black, grey and coloured glass. Obscene gestures, kisses, human intestines and skeletons from Cloaca are x-rayed, thus gaining the status of pagan stained glass windows. His x-rayed pieces of meat unveil their atheist message thanks to the light that stained glass once rendered divine. The skulls, the bones and their by-products are grimacing, cynical modern Vanities.

Wim Delvoye
Chapelle, 2006
Vitraux et chapelle métallique
480 x 1080 x 705 cm
Commande et Collection Mudam Luxembourg
Acquisition 2006
© Photos : Rémi Villaggi

Untitled (Truck Tyre)

Wim DelvoyeUntitled (Truck Tyres), 2013 et 2017Ensemble de pneus de camion sculptés à la main148 x 148 x 60 cm chacunCollection Mudam LuxembourgAcquisition 2016© Photo : Studio Wim Delvoye, Belgique 

13/10/2007 – 26/11/2007

D’Wierk Chapelle vum belsche Kënschtler Wim Delvoye an der Emissioun .art op RTL.


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Explikatiounen zur Trophy vum Wim Delvoye am Park Dräi Eechelen an der Emissioun Mech géif mol interesséieren, wat dat hei ass? um Radio 100,7.