[ Broodthaers ]

M HKA, Antwerp, 28 november 2019

Marcel Broodthaers ~ Soleil Politique

  • MuKHA, 04.10.2019-19.01.2020

  • The exhibition Soleil Politique, organised by the M HKA, was the first retrospective of the Belgian key artist Marcel Broodthaers in his own country for a decade.

  • In recent years, Broodthaers' work has been on display in top museums as part of a travelling exhibition, organised by the MoMA and the Museo Reina Sofía.

  • The M HKA however, consciously choose to present this body of work as a project in its own right, just as it did before with artists Joseph Beuys and James Lee Byars.

  • Soleil Politique focusses on Marcel Broodthaers from an Antwerp perspective, linked to Wide White Space Gallery. The exhibition aimed to provide a comprehensive overview of the breadth of themes, media and presentation strategies Broodthaers engaged with.

  • It presented, for the first time ever in our country, his final and grandiose work Decor: A conquest by Marcel Broodthaers (1975), a more than generous loan from the V – A – C Foundation in Moscow.

  • At the same time, the exhibition presented rarely exhibited works and documents that were discovered during the preliminary research.