Pierre Alechinsky Carta Canta



Pierre Alechinsky

“Carta Canta” sings the story of an artist who has reinvented graphic art over and over again throughout his artistic journey!

During the Spring of 2021, the RMFAB (figuratively) break down their walls to take the public along a journey guided by the gesture of Pierre Alechinsky. Follow this key-figure of Belgian contemporary art in a journey which rhymes with spontaneity, colour, and pleasure.

In honour of one of the greatest living Belgian artists, "Carta Canta" presents a selection of Alechinsky’s works on paper chosen from 270 works gifted by the artist to the Royal Museums, as well as new exceptional donations. More than 200 drawings, watercolours, etchings, lithographs and paintings invite you to dream and travel to the infinity of the imagination.

The exhibition shows Alechinsky’s never-ending exploration of the imaginary, led by a keen sense for technical experimentation. This practice elevates the act of drawing – and thus the drawing itself – to the core of his rich and multifaceted body of work.  Furthermore, the exhibition's cross-disciplinary view establishes links between the artist and the RMFAB’s collection, from Ensor to Magritte. 

Even today, at the age of 93, Pierre Alechinsky - pioneer of the avant-garde group CoBrA and winner of the Praemium Imperiale (2018) - continues to make paper and the entire Museum "sing".

Draw and explore

The entire Museum’s collection of Alechinsky’s drawings can be discovered through a digital tool installed in the exhibition, that uses artificial intelligence.


Download the visitor's guide



Practical informations


Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium
Rue de la Régence / Regentschapsstraat 3
1000 Brussels
Mail  / +32 (0)2 508 32 11


Tuesday- Friday: 10:00 - 17:00
Weekends: 11:00 - 18:00

The ticket offices close half an hour before closing time.
On 24/12 and 31/12 the museums close at 14:00


+ 1 January | 1 May | 1 & 11 November | 25 December
+ Thursday of January


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15,00 €
Senior (+65 years) 10,00 € 
Adult in group (min. 15)
Student (-26 years)



5,00 € 

Person with a physical or mental disability / 1 accompanying visitor
School teachers * 
Belgian job seekers and integration income beneficiaries *
Child (-19 years) * 


0,00 €

Press *
Friends of the RMFAB / ICOM / "Cultivist" / BELSPO / Subbacultcha members *
* Free tickets and tickets at reduced rates are only available at the ticket desk in the Museum itself upon presentation of the necessary documentation