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Pierre Alechinsky: Carta Canta

Exhibition : Thursday 01 April → Sunday 01 August

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

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".