Since the 4th of October, our country welcomes India during the Europalia Art Festival. As I planned to view some of the events organized by this art festival, I decided that a little reminder on Europalia could be interesting. What is Europalia and what can we see there?
Europalia is a major international arts festival held every two years to celebrate one invited country’s cultural heritage. Since 1969, Europalia has organised some twenty-two festivals. Each has turned the spotlight on one culture in a comprehensive program of music, fine arts, photography, cinema, theatre, dance, literature, architecture, design, fashion, gastronomy…
For this huge event bringing India to Europe, Bozar organizes several exhibitions including Indomania.
As I heard the name of Indomania for this exhibition, I admit this word released a part of mystery I was curious to discover. Along the exhibition's route, the visitor discover the numerous influences of the Indian culture on Europe. From the Roman times to our today life, passing by the British colonialism, India has inspired our civilization in every aspect: artworks, textiles, philosophy or objects. But overall, Indomania shows us how the idea of Indian exoticism has fascinated with its share of clichés, resulting in very diverse works from Rembrandt works to the famous musics of the Beatles and the works of Rauschenberg made of Indian spices (picture).
4th of October to 26th of January 2014
Indomania - Bozar
Rue Ravenstein 23, 1000 Brussels
Tuesday to Sunday 10 am - 6 pm, Thursday until 9 pm.
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Meeting with self-taught artist Mi-KL at his home in Rixensart. An invitation to vibrations and colors!
Barbara Hepworth: Sculpture for a Modern World has opened on the 24th June and is on until the 25th October 2015, featuring more than 100 works, from early carvings to the later works in bronze and wood. It also displays the personal photograph albums compiled with her second husband Ben Nicholson.