Fri 10 September — Sun 09 January

Marcel Broodthaers: Industrial Poems, Open Letters

Category
Graphic art
Place
Wiels - Contemporary art centre
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Description

WIELS presents an unprecedented survey exhibition and a reference publication exclusively dedicated to Marcel Broodthaers' vacuum-formed plastic plates or ‘industrial poems’ (1968-1972).

This research project initiated by WIELS reveals how central this still little-known project is to Broodthaers’ visual and poetic production. Marcel Broodthaers (1924-1976) was a Belgian poet and artist considered one of the founding fathers of European conceptual art. His work questions notions related to the museum, the value of art, reproduction and the function of language. His ‘industrial poems’, more than a hundred of which will be exhibited at WIELS, are real rebuses in which the non-coincidence of plastic signs and linguistic meaning is highlighted, following the play of text as image and image as text.

Marcel Broodthaers (artist)

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Dates

Friday, September 10, 2021 — Sunday, January 9, 2022

Timetable

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

Place

Wiels - Contemporary art centre

Avenue Van Volxem, 354
1190 Forest

T. +32 2 340 00 53 (Information)
T. +32 2 340 00 53 (Booking)
M. welcome@wiels.org
http://www.wiels.org

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Prices

Normal: €10.00
Children: €0.00
Senior: €7.00
Jobseekers: €4.00
Young: €4.00
museumpassmusées: €0.00
Article 27: €1.25

Languages

French
Dutch
English

Organiser

Wiels - Contemporary art centre