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Be Modern

from Klee to Tuymans

Exhibition : Friday 02 October → Sunday 21 February

Monday Closed
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 11:00 - 18:00
Sunday 11:00 - 18:00
rue de la Régence, 3 - 1000 Brussels map

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,...