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Until Sat 14 March

Roger Ballen - Ronny Delrue

CENTRALE for contemporary art
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Roger Ballen - Ronny Delrue Roger Ballen - Addict, 2014


From November 2019 to March 2020, CENTRALE for contemporary art offers two new and unique exhibitions: Roger Ballen - The Theatre of the Ballenesque, the first Brussels major show of artist Roger Ballen, and Correspondances, an original dialogue between Ronny Delrue and Roger Ballen.

CENTRALE proposes an original dialogue between two artists and two original artworks. American Roger Ballen has been based in South Africa for more than 30 years. As one of the leading photographers of his generation, he offers an immersion into his particular world, The Theatre of the Ballenesque, while Belgian plastic artist Ronny Delrue – a painter, illustrator and sculptor, presents personal artworks and some of his Correspondances, a collection of artistic exchanges with international artists including Roger Ballen.
Insofar as they individually reveal the mystery of the human condition and soul, the two exhibitions form a whole, questioning the grey area between madness and reason, dream and reality. Through different media (photographs, videos, installations, drawings), this dialogue lifts the veil on the specificities and affinities of Ballen and Delrue: scrutinizing the unconscious through creation.
These two projects come with exceptional partnerships with major Belgian institutions : the Ancienne Belgique (Brussels), which celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2019, and Ghent’s S.M.A.K.

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Thursday, November 14, 2019 — Saturday, March 14, 2020


CENTRALE for contemporary art

Place Sainte-Catherine, 44
1000 Brussels

T. +32 2 279 64 44 (Information)

T. +32 2 279 64 44 (Booking)


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Date and time

Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday from 10:30 to 18:00
Thursday from 10:30 to 18:00
Friday from 10:30 to 18:00
Saturday from 10:30 to 18:00
Sunday from 10:30 to 18:00


Normal: €8.00
Children: €0.00
Young: €4.00
Senior: €4.00
Jobseekers: €2.50


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