TICK TACK proudly presents a solo exhibition of Belgian visionary artist Liliane Vertessen (1952) debuting new and in-situ works in dialogue with older key works.

Liliane Vertessen is considered a pioneer artist in using her own outward appearance as an artistic medium. Since the beginning of her career, now spanning over 5 decades, Vertessen developed a remarkably personal vision by shaping photographs to her own ends and using them as a starting point for her multimedia installations.

Vertessen portrays herself in a variety of poses that are erotically charged and highly staged. She experiments with a wide spectrum of roles in which women are so often depicted: seductress, lady, sex object, prostitute and innocent little girl. These roles are presented for consideration, as objects of both celebration and criticism; however, there is often an element of melancholy that pervades her works. They are reminiscent of images from the past, imbued with poetic intensity and power that exudes authenticity.

The work of Vertessen was subject of many exhibitions including MDD, Deurle (1983), PCBK (duo-show with Cindy Sherman), Hasselt (1986), S.M.A.K., Ghent (1989), Museum Fridericianum, Kassel (1989), NAK, Aachen (1991), MuHKA, Antwerp (1992, 1996), Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Oostende (1996, 2001), Museum Dr. Guislain, Ghent (2004), Verbeke Foundation, Kemzeke (2009), CC, Hasselt (2012), Musée de la Photographie, Charleroi (2018).

CINEMA TICK TACK is a unique platform for moving image work presentations into the public that runs daily from sunset. Reaching numerous of passersby and commuters on a daily basis, CTT serves as a channel, stimulating a connection in its urban setting.

On the occasion of her solo exhibition in TICK TACK, Vertessen created her first moving image work that will be presented on CINEMA TICK TACK, capturing over 40 years of work. The film will be screened daily into the public space of Antwerp from Sunset until 1 AM and will be exclusively streamed live on ticktack.be from Sunset until Sunrise for the duration of the exhibition.