Marcel Broodthaers: Correspondances
On Saturday, October 21, the gallery will open "Correspondances", an exhibition of works by the Belgian artist Marcel Broodthaers. This show will feature a selection of works in a variety of media dating from 1963 to 1974, thus representing all phases ofthe artist's career. Marcel Broodthaers was born in Brussels in 1924. His work was shown extensively during his lifetime. After his death in 1976, his work was the subject of retrospectives and exhibitions throughout the world. His last major museum exhibition in the United States took place at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis in 1989 and at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles in 1990.
Although many in the international art community consider Marcel Broodthaers to be, alongside with Joseph Beuys, one of the most influential artists of the European post-World War Two period, his work is still slow in being received by a wider audience. Meanwhile, Broodthaers has proven to be a true artists' artist. His rich oeuvre (which includes sculpture, paintings, drawings, prints, films, slide projections, video work, and large scale installations) has been a continuous source of inspiration for a wide range of contemporary artists.