Plus nulz regretz

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Plus nulz regretz

Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven 



Margaret of Austria continues to be a source of inspiration. In this work, which the Antwerp artist Anne-Mie van Kerckhoven created in 2015, she provides a contemporary interpretation of the visual symbolism in Margaret of Austria’s life. The artwork starts from a fifteenth-century woodcut by Master Casper von Regensburg about the power of Lady Love. It depicts an unclothed Lady Love, surrounded by 18 wounded and captured men’s hearts. Each heart features an explanation about how a man’s heart can be broken. Van Kerckhoven has added all kinds of iconographic and devotional symbols. Margaret of Austria is explicitly present in the work, among others through her portrait, the daisy and the letter ‘M’.

The shape of this artwork is inspired by an iconostasis (a wall of icons) in an orthodox church. The searchlight over the artwork also refers to this.

Anne-Mie van Kerckhovencreated Plus Nulz Regretz for an eponymous performance on 19 August 2015 during the Laus Polyphoniae Festival in Antwerp and on 13 October 2016 in Enschede’s Great Church. The Zefiro Torna ensemble performed songs from a chansonnier that belonged to Margaret of Austria, with compositions by Flemish polyphonists such as Pierre de la Rue and Johannes Ockeghem.





Title: Plus nulz regretz

Object type: digital collage

Maker: Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven (1951-)

Date: 2015

Medium: gesso and acrylics on Plexiglas

Inventory number: G2177

Origin: donation Zefiro Torna vzw