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Histoire de ne Pas Rire. Surrealism in Belgium

BOZAR, 21st of February 2024 until 16th of July 2024

Bozar is celebrating 100 years of surrealism with an exhibition on Belgium’s famous avant-garde movement spanning no less than 60 years. 1924: as in Paris, surrealist activities also start in our country with bold pamphlets by artists including poet Paul Nougé, who guides this exhibition.

Belgium’s quirky surrealists go beyond the purely aesthetic – they want to transform the world with their subversive art. In Histoire de ne pas rire, we pay extra attention to their international interactions, political-historical background, and important women artists. Includes works by Paul Nougé, René Magritte, Jane Graverol, Marcel Mariën, Rachel Baes, Leo Dohmen, Paul Delvaux, Max Ernst, Yves Tanguy, Salvador Dalí, Giorgio De​​​​​​​ Chirico, and many others.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Installation shot with Rachel Baes – Entretien Rétrospective in view (Collection RAW)

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