Gent – Manufactories of Caring Space-Time – 03.06.2017-27.08.2017 – 4788

MSK – Manufactories of Caring Space-Time – 03.06.2017-27.08.2017

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With ‘Manufactories of caring space-time’ the Museum of Fine Arts in Ghent, the 49 Nord 6 Est FRAC Lorraine in Metz (France) and the Fundació Antoni Tàpies in Barcelona (Spain) create a platform for reflection on the relational, the collective and collaborative as new tendencies in art. The cooperation project is co-funded by the European Commission in the framework of the Creative Europe Programme.

Collaboration and art
During two years and in three different cultural institutions, three artist collectives will produce a project in close collaboration with the local communities. They explore the possibilities of collective and more sustainable art practices. Broken objects, neglected sources of knowledge and minor gestures are recovered, conserved and transformed within different disciplines (visual arts, dance, sociology).

The (re)interpretation and (re)valuation of discarded practices stir up the depleted economic models and art circuits. The collective creation and reflection process traveled form location to location to culminate in a final exhibition in MSK Ghent. Alongside the results of the three main projects, the exhibiton will also feature work by the multidisciplinary artists Patricia Esquivias (Spain), Grace Ndiritu (Kenya/UK), Oriol

Brussels-Elsene – From China to Taiwan – 15.06.2017-24.09.2017 – 4787

Museum van Elsene – From China to Taiwan

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This new exhibition traces the origins and evolution of Chinese abstract painting as it unfolds during the second half of the twentieth century.
More than a culmination of a singular aesthetic, this exhibition also tells the epic story of the Chinese artists forced to leave their native country to find refuge in Taiwan in 1949.
In this new world, artists discovered a fascination for Western abstract art. Abstraction then became a means of embracing international modernity and deep-rooted expression. At a crossroads between East and West, they invented an unparalleled art form that led to a revival of Chinese painting in the 20th century.
In collaboration with various museums, artists and collectors, eighty exceptional works from Europe and Asia have been brought together for the first time in Europe to form a consummate exhibition.

Antwerpen – Richard Deacon – 27.05.2017-24.09.2017 – 4786

Middelheimmuseum – Richard Deacon – 27.05.2017-24.09.2017

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The Middelheim Museum presents SOME TIME, a solo exhibition of works by the leading British artist Richard Deacon. The exhibition is made up of some 31 works, both monumental works and smaller pieces, which are on display in different parts of the museum park. Deacon’s Never Mind is central to the exhibition; this key piece from the museum collection was acquired in 1993 and has been restored and re-coated in stainless steel especially for this exhibition.
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Morlanwelz – Collections invisibles. Du château Warocqué au musée de demain – 29.04.2017-26.11.2017 – 4785

Musée Royal de Mariemont – Collections invisibles. Du château Warocqué au musée de demain – 29.04.2017 – 26.11.2017

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Website : Morlanwelz

Le musée sort de ses réserves… des objets devenus invisibles aux yeux des visiteurs contemporains. Les objets non-exposés le sont pour de multiples raisons, des plus pragmatiques aux plus scientifiques, idéologiques ou sociologiques : dimensions, fragilité, caractère insolite, question de l’unique et du multiple, choix du conservateur, modes… Devenus supports de récits, ces objets évoquent à la fois l’histoire du lieu et de sa collection – et en particulier le rôle de Raoul Warocqué – mais aussi celle de sa muséographie. Regarder, voir, entrevoir, reconnaître, discerner, la scénographie met en valeur le musée comme lieu de perceptions. Une expérience inédite à vivre dans la pénombre!
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Gent – Kader Attia / Repairing the Invisible – 31.03.2017-01.10.2017 – 4784

S.M.A.K. – Kader Attia / Repairing the Invisible – 31.03.2017-01.10.2017

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S.M.A.K. invites French-Algerian artist Kader Attia at the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the Textile course at KASK/School of Art at Hogent, Ghent. With Repairing the Invisible the artist shows a new installation of old fabrics that he collected during his many travels to Africa. They each carry manual reparations that are clearly left visible. The traditional reparation, and its inherent process of appropriation and exchange, is at the base of Attia’s ongoing exploration of notions of trauma and repair in our globalised society through the concept of ‘Repair’. The video Reflecting Memory, for which the artist won the Prix Marcel Duchamp in 2016 is also having its Belgian premiere in this exhibition.
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Antwerpen – A Temporary Futures Institute – 28.04.2017-17.09.2017 – 4783

M HKA – A Temporary Futures Institute – 28.04.2017-17.09.2017

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Futurists: Agence Future, Stuart Candy, Center for Postnormal Policy & Futures Studies, Mei-Mei Song

Artists: Michel Auder, Miriam Bäckström, Kasper Bosmans, Simryn Gill, Guan Xiao, Jean Katambayi Mukendi, Alexander Lee, Nina Roos, Darius Žiūra

‘A Temporary Futures Institute’ is organised by M HKA within the framework of ‘The Uses of Art’, a project by the European museum confederation L’Internationale.
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Antwerpen – Margiela, the Hermès years – 31.03.2017-27.08.2017 – 4781

© HERMÈS Autumn/Winter 1998 image of the advertising campaign over-painted by Martin Margiela (Cape Cod watch designed by Henri d’Origny and double-tour strap bracelet created by Martin Margiela) – photo Thierry Le Goues – graphic design Jelle Jespers.

MoMu – Margiela, the Hermès years – 31.03.2017-27.08.2017

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MoMu is displaying Belgian stylist Martin Margiela’s Hermès collections from 1997 to 2003 for the first time. As well as this, the tribute exhibition also explores the relationship during these years between these collections and his own label, Maison Martin Margiela. Groundbreaking deconstruction and timeless luxury – the two worlds of designer Martin Margiela – are the starting point of the exhibition ‘‘Margiela, the Hermès years’’.
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Brussels – Rik Wauters – A Retrospective – 10.03.2017-02.07.2017- 4780


Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium – Rik Wauters – A Retrospective – 10.03.2017-02.07.2017

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A prominent figure in Brabant’s Fauvism, Rik Wouters brought us brilliant and colorful art, far from the dramas that marked his existence until his early death in 1916 at the age of 33. Rik Wouters equally mastered painting, sculpting and drawing: his extraordinary career has made him an essential representative of Modern Art in Belgium.
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Oostende – Frans Masereel and Contemporary Art: images of resistance – 01.04.2017-03.09.2017 – 4778

Image : Frans Masereel, Ein Gehirn (from the series ‘Bilder der Grossstadt’), 1926.
© SABAM Belgium 2017 & Masereelstiftung Saarbrücken

Mu.ZEE – Frans Masereel and Contemporary Art: images of resistance – 01.04.2017-03.09.2017

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website : Oostende

Frans Masereel and Contemporary Art: images of resistance reveals Masereel’s vision of the world, his social criticism and pacifism. Frans Masereel (1889-1972) can be considered the most important graphic artist and woodcutter of the twentieth century. Mu.ZEE looks back on his work, and brings Masereel’s ideas into dialogue with today’s society through the work of contemporary artists from Europe, the Middle East, Africa and America: Mary Evans, Anton Kannemeyer, Glenn Ligon, Dan Perjovschi, Billie Zangewa, William Kentridge, Philip Aguirre y Otegui, Slavs and Tatars, Kerry James Marshall, Papa Mfumu’eto 1er.
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Brussels – Yves Klein – 29.03.2017-20.08.2017 – 4777

Yves Klein and the Blue Globe 14 rue Campagne-Première, Paris, 1961 Artwork © Yves Klein, ADAGP, Paris / SABAM, Bruxelles, 2017 Photo © Harry Shunk and Janos Kender © J.Paul Getty Trust. The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles.

BOZAR – Yves Klein – Theatre of the World – 29.03.2017 – 20.08.2017

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Website : Brussel
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This spring, in cooperation with Tate Liverpool, BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts presents a monographic exhibition devoted to the French artist Yves Klein (1928–1962). Klein created paintings and sculptures, influenced the development of performance art, wrote works for the theatre and music and also experimented with radical architecture. He became renowned, above all, for his use of a vivid ultramarine pigment (International Klein Blue – IKB). His monochrome paintings in this characteristic deep blue shade gave expression to his ideas about Zen and spiritual infinity. Klein sought to express absolute immateriality and infinite space through pure colour.

Klein’s short but spectacular career shook the European art world to its foundations. Even though he died at just 34 years of age from a heart attack, he left behind a groundbreaking body of work. The exhibition pays tribute to his pioneering work, which paved the way for movements such as conceptual and minimalist art, installations, and performance art.

Yves Klein: Theatre of the Void presents 30 works offering visitors a broad spectrum of this influential artist’s extraordinary creativity. The exhibition includes work from Klein’s major series, including the monochrome paintings in IKB, the exceptionally pure ultramarine with which he gave his works a depthless sense of space. For his Anthropometry paintings, during a live performance, Klein used naked models as living brushes to apply blue paint to the canvas. His Fire Paintings, canvases on which he went to work with a flame-thrower, are also represented in the Brussels exhibition. As fire is an intangible phenomenon that is too diffuse to be captured, Klein’s use of fire reflects his aspiration to express the immaterial through art. Visitors will also be able to discover his sponge works and planetary reliefs.

The works on show are complemented by rarely seen films and photographs, which show how Klein shaped his own image via personal photographs and advertising material that show him as an artist, a visionary, a judoka, and in many more guises. A work that he created at the age of nineteen epitomises Klein’s grandiose imagination, the artist claiming the infinite blue sky as his own work of art by symbolically signing it with his finger.

Leuven – Entre nous quelque chose se passe… – 17.03.2017-09.07.2017 – 4776

Museum M – Entre nous quelque chose se passe… – 17.03.2017-09.07.2017

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Website : Leuven

Abstract or figurative, ambiguous meanings, references to interpersonal relationships: an artwork can evoke tension in a variety of ways. This exhibition explores these tensions in works by David Claerbout, Patrick Corillon, Guy Mees, Philippe Van Snick, Walter Swennen, and others. All the works are on long-term loan from Cera to the M Collection.
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Gent – ROOTED. Painting Flanders – 15.03.2017-06.08.2017 – 4774

Caermersklooster – ROOTED. Painting Flanders – 15.03.2017 – 06.08.2017

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The nineteenth century sees Belgium become one of the leading industrial nations in the world. Farmers become factory workers, deserting the countryside for the city to live in cramped and stinking slums beneath towering mill chimneys that belch smoke day and night. Small wonder that growing nostalgia for a lost pastoral age causes artists like Emile Claus, Gustave Van de Woestyne, George Minne and Valerius De Saedeleer to abandon the stench of Ghent and breathe the purer air of the Leie area.
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Tongeren – Timeless Beauty – 17.12.2016-30.06.2017 – 4772

Gallo-Romeins Museum – Timeless Beauty – 17.12.2016-30.06.2017

This exhibition signals a departure from what you usually expect from the Gallo-Roman Museum. An evocative interplay of authentic objects, intriguing texts by Roman authors and sensual images by the art photographer Marc Lagrange, leading you deeper into the mysteries of feminine beauty.

How did women use make-up two thousand years ago? What kind of jewellery did they wear? What kind of items would a Roman beauty case contain? Practical implements and educational films provide an insight into how women in ancient Rome made themselves beautiful and pampered themselves.
Contemporary women also talk about their perceptions of their bodies.

Timeless Beauty: prepare yourself for a timelessly beautiful exhibition.