A Guided Visit to
the Guggenheim Exhibition
Jean Dubuffet, L'instant propice
Join us on Saturday, February 4 for a guided visit of the Guggenheim Full Abstraction exhibition. This exhibition traces the origins and development of abstract art on both sides of the Atlantic from the 1940s to the 1960s, through masterpieces from two museums founded by the American collectors Solomon R. and Peggy Guggenheim.
Abstract art is a concept used in many different contexts. This exhibition focuses on its true meaning, how and why it arose and how it spread in the United States and Europe. The artworks tell that story as well as the stories of their unusual collectors, each of whom in turn contributed to the recognition of this artistic movement.
Abstraction is an exciting standpoint adopted by the artist, a direct way to give expression to feelings and visions. It is related to color, gestures, materials and a philosophy of life.
For the visitor, viewing this style of art demands a particular mode of entering into the works in order to see them with “empathy”. This is the reason for the specific mise-en-scène, a decor with colorful fabrics intended to take the visitor away from the hustle and bustle of today’s society and place him or her within an ethereal setting, face to face with the masterpieces.
After the visit, those who wish to may join us for a drink or a coffee in the neighborhood.
Please note that this event is limited to 15 participants.
Date: Saturday, February 4, 2017.
Time: 2:45 p.m.
Place: ING Art Center, Place Royale/Koningsplein 6, 1000 Brussels.
Public Transportation: buses 27, 38, 71, 95 and trams 92 and 93: Royale/Koning.
Price: €20. ACB/AWCB/CCB members receive a discounted price of €15.
Reservations are due by Wednesday, February 1 at:
Payment in advance to ACB account BE55427919588144 (KREDBEBB). Please mention “Guggenheim” in the reference section of the bank transfer. Online payment with a credit card is also possible (through PayPal, but no actual PayPal account is required); pay when registering or use the link provided in the invoice.
Cancellations are possible until noon on Wednesday, February 1. Participants canceling after this time, as well as no-shows, are charged the full cost of the event.