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Until Sun 18 April

The Light House

Boghossian Foundation - Villa Empain
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The Light House Andrea Anoni


The Boghossian Foundation explores different manifestations of light, through numerous installations and contemporary sculptures by addressing five themes : celestial light, murky light, the experience of colour, in praise of shadow, neon lights and light bulbs.

The Boghossian Foundation explores manifestations of light in art and the sensations it causes.

The exhibition The Light House invites the public to experience a succession of personal and collective experiences with light, mostly immersive, through the works of 21 major contemporary artists, spanning nearly 60 years of artistic production.

Apart from the neon works, each of the guest artists, from Japan, South Korea, Palestine, Morocco, the United States and Belgium, has produced pieces or installations specially designed for this exhibition.

The Light House offers a circuit which revolves around five themes: celestial light, murky light, the experience of colour, in praise of shadow, neon lights and light bulbs.

Finally, to defend the idea that culture is the image of light, the very essence of which is to lead us out of darkness, The Light House also expands beyond the museum’s walls. Networking with public and private partners, in Belgium and across the world, the exhibition fans out symbolically to other leading cultural sites, and will include public spaces.

By exhibiting Dennis Parren’s work CMYK Corner, these institutions are taking part in our path of light: Wiels (Brussels), KANAL (Brussels), BOZAR (Brussels), SMAK (Ghent),M HKA (Antwerp), CID Grand-Hornu (Hornu), BPS22 (Charleroi), Institut du monde arabe (Paris), MUDAM (Luxembourg), Parajanov Museum (Yerevan),Sursock Museum (Beirut).

Jean-Michel Alberola, Shezad Dawood, Rozà El-Hassan, Mounir Fatmi, Mona Hatoum, Ann Veronica Janssens, Nadia Kaabi-Linke, Kimsooja, Joseph Kosuth, Adrien Lucca, Iván Navarro, Dennis Parren, Martial Raysse, Erwin Redl, Charles Sandison, Thomas Schütte, Kaz Shirane, James Turrell, Franz West. Curator: Louma Salamé

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Thursday, October 22, 2020 — Sunday, April 18, 2021


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


Boghossian Foundation - Villa Empain

Avenue Franklin Roosevelt, 67
1050 Ixelles

T. +32 2 627 52 30 (Information)
T. +32 2 627 52 30 (Booking)

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Boghossian Foundation - Villa Empain