Willy Decourty, Mayor, Yves de Jonghe d’Ardoye, Minister for Culture and Deputy, along with Claire Leblanc, Curator, invite you to enjoy the new season at the Museum of Ixelles.
The Museum of Ixelles present a new season of surprises:
ALBERTO MAGNELLI. Pioneer of Abstraction
This new exhibition reveals the life, career and prolific work of Alberto Magnelli, a lesser known modern artist. Finding artistic inspiration from the Italian Futurists and from contact with the Parisian avantgarde, Magnelli began to create his first striking and original pieces in 1911. Associating with none other than Guillaume Apollinaire, Pablo Picasso, Fernand Léger and Henri Matisse, Alberto Magnelli occupied a significant position in the cultural scene in Paris during the time of cubism and the rise of abstraction. From new figurative and imaginary realism, Magnelli’s astonishing artistic work shows strength and freedom whilst remaining engaged with the aesthetic of his time.
AWARD SEASON: SOLHEID, CHENUT AND M'BAREK
To successfully promote contemporary art, the Museum of Ixelles’ new season presents young talent spotted by art professionals and the public themselves.
VINCENT SOLHEID. Public Confessions
His work was voted the public’s favourite by the visitors of the POP-UP Artistic Links exhibition in Summer 2012. Vincent Solheid presents his offbeat and mischievous world. Indefinable and protean, his work renounces conventional practices and teaching, preferring his own remarkable mazes.
VINCENT CHENUT. Archeology
Sensitive, graceful and poetic, the graphic work of Vincent Chenut explores both the potential and the limitations of material and surfaces, and their relationship with space. Deep yet subtle, Vincent Chenut’s work seduced the jury of the Pix Marie-Louise Rousseau in 2012.
PAULINE M'BAREK. Like But Unlike
Decidedly conceptual, Pauline M'Barek questions the status of contemporary art and artists; shattering benchmarks and artistic practice. Winner of the Art Contest 2012, this young artist’s polymorphic installations of drawings, videos and objects invite reflection.
From Modern Art to the present, not forgetting the permanent collection dedicated to the ancient art of the nineteenth century or the posters of the Belle Époque, the Museum of Ixelles’ new season offers many ways to refresh your knowledge and rejuvenate your senses.
Willy Decourty Yves de Jonghe Claire Leblanc
Mayor Honorary Deputy - Alderman of the Culture Conservator