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Until Sun 24 January

Be Modern

Category
Multidisciplinary
Place
Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium

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Be Modern Paul Klee, "Mit dem Kometen" (1917) | © RMFAB, Brussels

Description

The exhibition BE MODERN focuses on the RMFAB's collection of modern and contemporary art, gathering renowned Belgian and international artists. A selection of 150 paintings, sculptures, works on paper, installations and moving images depicts the modern history of visual arts.

The choice is as varied and rich as the collection itself and offers a chronological overview. Freedom and experimentation are the common thread running through the exhibition presenting three main themes. The first one is the emancipation of line and colour and the evolution towards a radically abstract visual language. The second theme concerns the use of materials, the change in the relationship to the object and the perspective of conceptual art. And the last one deals with the changing relationship between man and the world in the twentieth century and its existential questions. This exhibition is visually dynamic. It sheds new light on the museum collections and invites visitors to rediscover the great names of international modernism and its Belgian representatives.

In Patio +2, a complementary section evokes the aesthetic upheaval caused by the American minimalist movement. This part of the exhibition benefits from the loan of three exceptional works by the artist Frank Stella (born in 1936) from a private collection. Also on show (in the Bernheim Room): Bill Viola's "Purification", an impressive video installation conceived as a diptych. [with the support of blackflag]

On level -3, the museum's recent contemporary art acquisitions are displayed, some of them for the very first time: Georges Meurant, Chéri Samba, Agnès Guillaume, Rinus van de Velde, Emmanuel Van der Auwera,...

from Klee to Tuymans

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Practical information

This event is canceled

Dates

Friday, October 2, 2020 — Sunday, January 24, 2021

Timetable

Monday Closed
Tuesday from 10:00 to 17:00
Wednesday from 10:00 to 17:00
Thursday from 10:00 to 17:00
Friday from 10:00 to 17:00
Saturday from 11:00 to 18:00
Sunday from 11:00 to 18:00

Exceptional closure

Sunday, November 1, 2020
Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Friday, December 25, 2020
Friday, January 1, 2021
Thursday, January 14, 2021

Exceptional opening

Thursday, December 24, 2020 from 10:00 to 14:00
Thursday, December 31, 2020 from 10:00 to 14:00

Place

Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium

rue de la Régence, 3
1000 Brussels

T. +32 2 508 32 11 (Information)
T. +32 2 508 33 33 (Booking)
M. info@fine-arts-museum.be
http://www.fine-arts-museum.be

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Prices

Normal: €10.00
Senior: €8.00
Children: €0.00
Young: €0.00

Target audience

Seniors
Schools
Teachers
Family
Deaf/hard of hearing
Blind/visually impaired
Youth 12-15 yr.
Youth 15-18 yr.
Children 9-12 yr.
Children 6-9 yr.

Languages

French
Dutch
English

Organiser

Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium