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I Belgi Barbari e Poeti

15.05.2015/General, Gallery
I Belgi Barbari e Poeti
I Belgi. Barbari e Poeti explores and promotes the unclassifiable, coarse, ironic and yet poetic aspects of the works of Belgium’s 20th and 21st century artists. More broadly, it seeks to present the originality and unusualness of Belgian culture and art, so unlike that of its neighbours.

Rome is the perfect city to inaugurate this exhibition. In Roman Antiquity, did Caesar not maintain that the Belgians were the most fearless of all the people of Gaul?
In the introduction to his book De Bello Gallico (The Gallic War), Caesar described the Belgians with these words: Horum omnium fortissimi sunt Belgae. In other words, ‘Of all these, the Belgians are the bravest.’ In reality, for Caesar, ‘fortissimi’ meant the most ‘violent’ (or savage, barbaric) warriors.

Among others Michel Mouffe will be featured in this exhibtion, which will come to Brussels in October.

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