Belgian abstract art and Europe (1912-1930)


02.03.2013 – 30.06.2013


In this first major retrospective exhibition of Belgian modernism around 1920 for more than twenty years, Belgium’s historical avant-garde will be illustrated through visual and applied art, architecture, typography, photography, films, music, literature and theatre. Belgian protagonists like Marthe Donas, Jozef Peeters, Jules Schmalzigaug, Victor Servranckx and Georges Vantongerloo will be juxtaposed with foreign contemporaries like László Moholy-Nagy, Vassily Kandinsky, Fernand Léger, Kurt Schwitters and Theo Van Doesburg. A number of large international museums are loaning works for this exhibition.



Georges Vantongerloo (1886-1965), Study no III, 1920, Museum of Fine Arts, Ghent