Exhibitions
To come

LUC TUYMANS - Suspended
L’œuvre imprimé (1989-2014)
February 7th - May 10th 2015
 
Luc Tuymans, one of the most influential contemporary artists, is especially known as a painter. His figurative paintings and spooky images with pastel tones deal with topics such as the Second World War, Belgium’s colonial past or telereality. Since the nineties, printmaking works have become an intrinsic part of his œuvre. He has been experimenting with techniques as well as with supports (wallpaper, PVC…).
 
The Valley, 2012, silkscreen >>>
 
Orchid, 2013, silkscreen >>>

Luc Tuymans was born in 1958 in Antwerp, where he currently lives and works. He studied the art of painting in Brussels, already experimented with engravings, but had a passion for the immediacy of photo and film techniques. From 1980 until 1985, this artist developed his scenario-writing skills and made some short films. After 1985, he rediscovered his love for painting. Luc Tuymans hasn’t stopped painting ever since, relying on a personal repertory of source images taken from different media.

This exhibition will reveal an unknown aspect of his work : his prints work from 1989 until nowadays.
 

The Valley, 2012 + Orchid, 2013 -
De Picasso à Jasper Johns
Aldo Crommelynck’s atelier
june 6th - September 6th 2015
 
This exhibition retraces the story of an unusual atelier; the atelier of Aldo Crommelynck (1931-2008). After having been initiated into the engraving art by master-printer Roger Lacourière, he opened in 1956 an atelier in Montparnasse, joined by Tal Coat, Juan Miro, Le Corbusier, Alberto Giacometti and Georges Braque. His younger brother Piero also joined him. In 1963, the Crommelynck brothers created an atelier in Mougins, near Picasso’s house; from then onwards, they have been working almost exclusively with him. Because they were entirely available, Picasso could develop a true obsession for graphic art.
 
Pablo Picasso, Fumeur à la cigarette verte, 1970, etching, drypoint, scraper and aquatint >>>
 
Pablo Picasso, Fumeur à la cigarette verte, 1970, eau-forte, pointe sèche, grattoir et aquatinte
FRANCOIS SCHUITEN
Lumières sur les Cités
October 2nd 2015 - January 10th 2016
 
François Schuiten is a cartoonist and set designer; he is taking us to imaginary worlds, nearby and far away at the same time. These worlds, from Pahry to Brüsel, passing by Samaris or Kobenhavn, are at the heart of the Cités Obscures, a series produced in collaboration with Benoit Peeters since 1982.
 
Aux sources des cités obscures, 1987, offset >>>

In Lumières sur les Cités, the visitors will be submerged into a universe of sppectral images, appearing and disappearing again under shadow and light effects. These images will only be revealed if the visitors closely examine them; in this case, mysterious phenomena or unexplored passages will appear.

This exhibition combines original and multiple engravings (serigraphs, lithographs, posters…) honoring the donation to the museum. On this occasion, François Schuiten will create a new edition related to disappeared or still existing emblematic sites in La Louvière. As a kind of ‘past in the future’, this ‘trip’ refers to the history of our cities while making us look forward to the future.

 
François Schuiten, Aux sources des cités obscures, 1987, offset