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Group exhibition 'The Light House', featuring Kimsooja - Boghossian Foundation, Villa Empain

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Group exhibition The Light House
22nd October 2020 - 18th April 2021

Centre for art and dialogue between Eastern and Western cultures
Avenue Franklin Roosevelt 67
B – 1050 Brussels

The Boghossian Foundation explores manifestations of light in art and the sensations it causes.

The exhibition The Light House invites the public to experience a succession of personal and collective experiences with light, mostly immersive, through the works of 21 major contemporary artists, spanning nearly 60 years of artistic production.

Apart from the neon works, each of the guest artists, from Japan, South Korea, Palestine, Morocco, the United States and Belgium, has produced pieces or installations specially designed for this exhibition.

The Light House offers a circuit which revolves around five themes: celestial light, murky light, the experience of colour, in praise of shadow, neon lights and light bulbs.

Finally, to defend the idea that culture is the image of light, the very essence of which is to lead us out of darkness, The Light House also expands beyond the museum’s walls. Networking with public and private partners, in Belgium and across the world, the exhibition fans out symbolically to other leading cultural sites, and will include public spaces.

Featured artists: Jean-Michel Alberola, Shezad Dawood, Róza El-Hassan, Mounir Fatmi, Mona Hatoum, Ann Veronica Janssens, Nadia Kaabi-Linke, Kimsooja, Joseph Kosuth, Adrien Lucca, Iván Navarro, Dennis Parren, Martial Raysse, Erwin Redl, Charles Sandison, Thomas Schütte, Kaz Shirane, James Turrell, Franz West.

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