Behind the glass, a project by Jonas Vansteenkiste

Behind the Glass

A project by Jonas Vansteenkiste


In the context of the corona outbreak, we thought about how we can share art with a public. This is how we came up with Behind the glass. Inspired by Lewis Carrolls. Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found. There we wanted to make an window exhibition. Alice Is stuck at home. She’s bored and starts fantasizing about a world on the other side of the glass.


‘Let’s pretend the glass has got all soft like gauze, so that we can get through. Why, it’s turning into a sort of mist now, I declare! It’ll be easy enough to get through — ‘ She was up on the chimney-piece while she said this, though she hardly knew how she had got there. And certainly the glass was beginning to melt away, just like a bright silvery mist.

In another moment Alice was through the glass.

​Lewis Caroll (1871)

The exhibition plays with the glass wall and allows the viewer to enter the space. The window pulls you into the world of the artwork itself.