Avant-garde is a concept that stems from both warfare and art. Avant-garde flourished in a society in full transition, whereas artists tend to anticipate social revolutions. In visual arts, the heyday of the avant-garde is situated between 1895 and 1920, with the First World War as an international fault line. But how relevant is this pioneering art today? A group of 15 leading artists enter into dialogue with colleagues from the historical avant-garde, ranging from Ensor and Munch to the new movements just after the war. Today’s artists often feel a strong affinity with specific avant-garde works of art. Their preferred choice and the subsequent interaction with their own creations forces us to look at these key works of modern art in a different light. The power of the avant-garde seems to have plenty more to offer. Featuring works by David Claerbout, Robert Delaunay, Marcel Duchamp, Marlene Dumas, William Forsythe, Franz Marc, Gerhard Richter, Oskar Schlemmer, Luc Tuymans and Gino Severini, to name but a few. A co-production with the National Museum in Warsaw. Curator: Ulrich Bischoff.

Location: BOZAR - Centre for Fine Arts



Ravensteinstraat 23
1000 Brussels


From Thursday, September 29, 2016
To Sunday, January 22, 2017


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