La Grande Parade Recycled (2012-13)

La grande parade ’(1984-1985), the major retrospective exhibition in the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam on painting after 1940, was the starting point of this exhibition in the Andante mental health center in Antwerp. Pierre Mertens made 234 paintings on paper that formed the basis for tapestries. Hereby the text of psychiatrist psychoanalyst Dr. Jan Cambien at the opening of the exhibition.