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Paul Kindersley, 'The Dreamer of the Forest' (video, 2024)


Encounters in Sculpture and Performance
07.06 — 29.09.2024

The Middelheim Museum and DE SINGEL explore the space between sculpture and performance art together. This summer, discover remarkable sculptures, installations, performances, and presentations by about 25 artists from home and abroad.


Programme on two locations


New exciting relationships

During COME CLOSER, artist, artwork, and audience engage in new relationships. The traditional distance between the three is replaced by an exciting exchange and connection. The audience is not just a passive spectator. You can also actively participate in the creative process. 

Exhibition and performances

In the group exhibition at the Middelheim Museum, you'll discover around forty sculptures, installations, and performances. The performances at DE SINGEL push the boundaries of performance art. A festive opening weekend and a grand closing party mark the boundaries of COME CLOSER. Additionally, there is a performance weekend at the museum every month.

Neighbors come closer

Middelheim Museum and DE SINGEL are almost neighbors to each other. The museum, with its art park, focuses on developments within sculpture, in the museum and in the city. The arts center, filled with theater, music, dance, and architecture, also explores what sculptures in public spaces can be today. In both places, sculpture and performance meet. Welcome to discover those encounters and find your place within them.

The people behind this project

Many people contributed to COME CLOSER.