22 octobre 2010

"Le monde de Cranach" @ Bozar, Bruxelles

Lucas Cranach the Elder, A Female Personification of Justice, 1537, Private collection BRUXELLES – Lucas Cranach est l’un des plus grands peintres européens du XVIe siècle. Cette exposition - la première consacrée à l’artiste dans un pays du Benelux - replace l’oeuvre de cette personnalité de la Renaissance allemande dans le contexte social, culturel et artistique de son époque. Peintre de cour, il a aussi fréquenté de grandes personnalités comme Martin Luther, tout en libérant la nudité et le pouvoir de la femme dans un style... [Lire la suite]
28 juin 2010

A Useful Dream/Un rêve utile: photographie africaine 1960-2010 @ BOZAR

Nonsikelelo Veleko, Tebogo, 2006 BRUSSELS.- Forming part of the Summer of Photography 2010, the exhibition entitled A Useful Dream celebrates fifty years of African photography and the building of collective identities in post-colonial Africa . It gives a general picture of present-day photography in Africa . Up to the late 20th century, the West had a monopoly in Africa on the view and hence definition of the world. The images from the colonial period deliberately focused on reducing this other part of humanity, in its... [Lire la suite]
24 juin 2010

"A Passage to Asia " 25 Centuries of Exchange between Asia and Europe @ BOZAR

Giant Bronze Drum 2nd C. BCE Laos National Museum BRUSSELS.- Together, Asia and Europe form a single gigantic continent, Eurasia , with an endless variety of landscapes, climates, fauna, and flora and an equally great diversity of peoples and cultures. For millennia past, Asia and Europe have had intense relations with each other. Both by land and by sea, commercial and political links developed between East and West. Conquerors such as Alexander the Great, Attila, and Genghis Khan set out in search of glory, wealth, and power.... [Lire la suite]