Jorge Mendes


Brazilian artist Jorge Mendes has created a group of work titled “Tide” for the Dennis Anderson Gallery, Belgium. It took place on the Saint Annake Strand, on Antwerps Linkerover, where the tide rose so high that part of the work was blown across the Schelde and landed in the gallery. What’s left of the work will be on view in the gallery until Jan 19. The title, “Tide”, is a reference to the unstoppable flow of water around the world; it’s also a play on words for the Flemish word for time, “Tijd”. The work explores the difficulties an emigrant faces trying to find his place in a strange land and nature vs. civilization, ecological issues, and arts place in society.