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Dubuffet as Architect

DUBUFFET architect. A surprising - even provocative - title. Acknowledged as one of the most influential painters of the second half of the 20th century, Jean Dubuffet’s architectural work remains largely unknown. Yet, in 1982, the American Institute of Architects awarded him a medal, the only honour he accepted in his lifetime. Curator: Daniel Abadie This exhibition is a collaboration between the Dubuffet Foundation in Paris (France), the Henie Onstad Art Centre in Høvikodden (Norway) and the Museum of Sketches - Archives of Public Art in Lund (Sweden). With support of the French Ambassy... [more]
Posted by Abhilasha Singh on 11/26/11
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Pierre Lahaut

Honouring this neglected artist who is represented in our permanent collections, we celebrate 80 years of Pierre Lahaut, including the release of a special edition book dedicated to his work.As a member of the group Jeunes Figuratifs Belges in 1957, co-founder of the group Axe 59, teacher at St Luc’s and La Cambre, he developed a career exploring painting in a variety of techniques such as pastel, pencil and watercolour. But his love for oil painting remained constant. As the years went by, his work continued to evolve into another universe, the abstract, but with a sensitivity and accessibil... [more]
Posted by Abhilasha Singh on 10/23/11
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Tackling the City

For 25 years, a few teenagers, spurred on by the creative daring of young American artists, began to explore ways of producing a variety of graffiti on the streets of Brussels.  The movement expanded rapidly and in the late 1980’s, text and images grew in aerosol complexity. Over time, generations of graffiti artists continue to develop different ways of tackling the city.  Today, not only the walls of Brussels host impressive works, but some former graffiti artists of the 90’s have achieved artistic recognition.  Free of any urban roots, the work of Arne Quinze, Jean-Luc Moerman, Hell’O Monsters, B... [more]
Posted by Abhilasha Singh on 6/19/11
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To Create is to Resist

NON, PAS CE SOIRPublishing house la trame celebrates its 10th anniversary. The Museum of Ixelles and la trame publishing are offering a selection of works from artists who have featured in publications such as Frontière, le temps, le’engagement, la puissance de l’inertie, and non, pas ce soir. These artists are known and to be known, Belgian and from abroad, artists, photographers and film-makers: Hélène Amouzou, Élodie Antoine, Bachelot/Caron, Lucile Bertrand, Annick Blavier, Louise Bourgeois, Felten/Masinger, Anne Fontenelle, Filip Francis, Pélagie Gbaguidi, Anne de Gelas, Jérôme Giller an... [more]
Posted by Abhilasha Singh on 8/27/11
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La Dolce Vita, la Vera Vita

For the first time in Belgium, the archives of a great Italian photographer are open to the public. Fabrizio La Torre has done an exceptional job in pointing a camera lens on the daily life of the Eternal city.  Rome during 1950 to 1960 is readily shown to be the cradle of la Dolce Vita, the glitz and glamour of the stars of cinema, a never-ending festival, the excesses of some, the seduction of others. By capturing the familiar gestures of the people of Rome, la Vera Vita, Fabrizio La Torre reveals the true treasure of this unique city: the remarkable talent of its people to live with ever... [more]
Posted by Abhilasha Singh on 7/3/11