Every year the foundation organises four challenging and thought-provoking exhibitions of works in various media by contemporary artists, and also sets up a variety of other artistic projects. Each exhibition is accompanied by a publication and related educational events. The foundation does not bear the founder’s name, and its exhibitions are not derived from the founder’s collection. Admission to exhibitions is free of charge.
Current The Gap: Selected Abstract Art from Belgium curated by Luc Tuymans for Parasol unit 9 September - 6 December 2015
A major group exhibition of selected abstract Belgian artists curated by renowned Belgian painter Luc Tuymans for Parasol unit.
Boy & Erik Stappaerts, 'Polarization painting' (detail), 2015. Varnish on lacquer on aluminium panel, 181 x 107 x 1.5 cm. Collection Stéphane Verbeeck. Photo: viktorbentley studio
Parasol unit's first exhibition of 2016 will be 'For They that Sow the Wind' by the French-Swiss artist Julian Charrière.
Julian Charrière, 'Future Fossil Spaces', 2014. Salt blocks from Salar de Uyuni, plaster, enamelled steel basins, lithium brine, dimensions variable. Installation view at Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Germany, 2015. Photograph: Helmut Kunde & Serena Acksel.