Gao Xingjian The awakening of consciousness
The Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium welcome six monumental works by Gao Xingjian, especially created for the room they are displayed in. In his 'awakenings of consciousness', the artist invites the wanderer to cross the image and to encounter, beyond the ink, the idea itself in its existential nudity… a space where the museums (re)devote themselves to contemplation.
Nobel prize in Literature winner in 2000, Gao Xingjian, Frenchman of Chinese descent, considers himself a 'go-between' between the Oriental world which forms the basis of his identity and the Occidental world of which he discusses the idea of modernity. His work also constitutes a gateway between painting and writing.
Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium
Rue de la Régence / Regentschapsstraat 3
+32 (0)2 508 32 11
Tuesday – Fridays: 10:00-17:00
Weekends: 11:00 - 18:00
The ticket offices close at 16:30 during the week and at 17:30 during the weekends
Closed: Monday and the following days: 1/01, second Thursday of January, 1/05, 1/11, 11/11, 25/12
On 24/12 and 31/12 the museums close at 14:00
Free admission with a ticket for the Musée Old Masters Museum or a Combi-ticket.