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Exhibition : Art

The Power of the Avant-Garde Now and Then at BOZAR

The Power of the Avant-Garde Now and Then at BOZAR
© Kazimir Malevich, Lady in Tram, 1913. Collectie Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
  • Opening periods
    • from Thursday 29 September 2016 to Sunday 22 January 2017
    • Address:
      Rue Ravenstein 23
      1000 BRUXELLESBelgium

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    From 29 September to 22 January 2017, BOZAR hosts The Power of the Avant-Garde Now and Then and the works of 15 contemporary artists.

    The avant-garde is a term that comes from both war and art. It prospers in developing societies. Artists and the visionaries of social revolutions.

    In the plastic arts, the avant-garde's golden era lasted from 1895 to 1920, with the Great War symbolising a break at an international level.

    What is this innovative art form's pertinence today?

    Some 15 reputable contemporary artists engage in a dialogue with their predecessors, from Ensor and Munch to the movements that appeared after the war.

    Today's artists often feel deeply linked to some specific avant-garde works. Their choices, that resonate with their own work, open our eyes to a reference of modern art.

    The avant-garde has a bright future ahead of it. With notable works by Alexander Archipenko, Robert Delaunay, Marcel Duchamp, Fernand Léger, Kazimir Malevich, Franz Marc, Gino Severini engaging with works by David Claerbout, Marlene Dumas, William Forsythe, Gerhard Richter, Sean Scully and Luc Tuymans.


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    We are not responsible for any changes in dates and/or programmes. Please contact the organiser prior to departure.