Until Sun 01 August 2021

Pierre Alechinsky: Carta Canta

Category
Painting
Place
Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium
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Pierre Alechinsky: Carta Canta © Pierre Alechinsky

Description

“Carta Canta” sings the story of an artist who has reinvented graphic art over and over again throughout his artistic journey! 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 that 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 150 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".

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Dates

Thursday, April 1, 2021 — Sunday, August 1, 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

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Place

Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium

rue de la Régence, 3
1000 Brussels

T. +32 2 508 33 33 (Information)
T. +32 2 508 33 33 (Booking)
M. info@fine-arts-museum.be
https://fine-arts-museum.be/en/exhibitions/pierre-alechinsky

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Prices

Normal: €15.00
Children: €0.00
Young: €5.00
Senior: €10.00
Jobseekers: €5.00

Target audience

Family
Youth 12-15 yr.
Youth 15-18 yr.
Children 9-12 yr.
Children 6-9 yr.
Children 3-6 yr.
Teachers
LGTBQIA
Schools
Seniors
Deaf/hard of hearing

Languages

French
Dutch
English

Organiser

Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium