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MARCEL BROODTHAERS AND LUC TUYMANS IN THE SERRALVES COLLECTION
from 13 OCT 2018 to 11 NOV 2018
This exhibition combines works by two of Belgium’s most important artists: Marcel Broodthaers (1924, Brussels - 1976, Cologne, Germany) and Luc Tuymans (1958, Mortsel, Belgium). Although belonging to different generations, and primarily working with different artistic media, they have been two of the main influences on the new generations of artists, responsible for the new directions assumed by contemporary art between the 1960s and the present day.

Broodthaers was above all a poet until the age of 40 when he decided to devote himself to the visual arts. Over the next 12 years he developed an artistic practice that allied conceptualism, poetry and a sense of humour in an irreducibly singular manner. His career, albeit short-lived, had a major influence on new artists such as Luc Tuymans, recognised as one of the main driving forces behind the renewal of painting in the 1990s. His figurative paintings – inspired by pictures taken from movies, television, the press and history and art history books -, challenge us to think about the status of painting in a world that is saturated with images, thereby making a vital contribution to reanalysis of official histories.

Image: Petrus & Paulus [detail],1998, Luc Tuymans, Coll. Fundação de Serralves - Museu de Arte Contemporânea, Porto
  • LocationMuseum Galleries
  • Days 13 OCT 2018 - 11 NOV 2018

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Rua D. João de Castro, 210
4150-417 Porto Portugal
41º9'35.40"N
8º39'35.35"W
Serralves