act 2. The Broodthaerskabinet
is a space in the S.M.A.K. for the per manent presentation of the works, editions, books and ar chive pieces of Marcel Broodthaers (1924-76) that are held in the museum's collection.
Broodthaers made his name as one of the most influential figures in 20th-century art. During his lifetime, the impact of his artistic practice was not only felt in his own country. He soon made his international break through with work that forms a lasting legacy.
It would be hard to overrate the role Marcel Broodthaers played when it comes to thinking about (the place of) art, its function and history. His oeuvre offers an excellent reflection on the meaning of art and its institutions (e.g. museums). This is why the S.M.A.K dedicates a space exclusively to him: the Broodthaerskabinet.
The Broodthaerskabinet was realised in close collaboration with Maria Gilissen-Broodthaers.
arty-farty.fun's opinion: Marcel Broodthaers' mosselpot, an icon from the S.M.A.K. , made by the audience. The- mosselpot- is part of the whole artistic thinking of the poet-artist. It is an answer on the Brillo box of Andy Warhol.
What you see is what you get. As Broodthaers is a hair of René Magritte and Marcel Duchamp I might add less is more: the pot is full ,the shells are empty. French fries and mayonnaise are missing, but this is my free interpretation, my engagement to this artwork will be discovered at Frituur Filip.
visit our "MUKHA's Broodtaers retrospective" artventure's webpage.