MAGRITTE: Opening of an exceptional exhibition
Published on 12.10.2017
On Friday 13th October, the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium (RMFAB) open the exhibition "Magritte, Broodthaers & Contemporary Art", the major event of the Magritte 2017 Tribute Year which commemorates the 50th anniversary of the artist's death.
The exhibition highlights Magritte's legacy through a dialogue between his original works and the reinterpretations of modern and contemporary artists. From Marcel Broodthaers to Andy Warhol, to the most contemporary artistic expressions: René Magritte continues to fascinate 50 years after his passing.
More than 150 works will question our eyes and minds: paintings, sculptures, installations, drawings, photographs, films by Magritte and other famous artists. Among other major works, the iconic "Ceci n' est pas une pipe [This is not a Pipe]" (The Trachery of Images) is back in Belgium for the first time in over 45 years!
Marcel Broodthaers undoubtedly best embodies the artistic affiliation with Magritte: his reflections concern both the status of the object and that of language. Other artists such as Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Ed Ruscha, César, Sean Landers, David Altmejd, George Condo and Gavin Turk renew our understanding of Belgium’s greatest surrealist.
The experience continues in the heart of the Magritte Museum, where current creations interact with the largest collection of works by Magritte in the world.
The exhibition and the Magritte Museum will exceptionally be open 7 days a week until 18 February 2018.
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