The exhibition Soleil Politique (Political sun), organised by the M HKA, is the first retrospective of the Belgian key artist Marcel Broodthaers in his own country for a decade. In recent years, Broodthaers’ work has been on display in top museums as part of a travelling exhibition, organised by the MoMA and the Museo Reina Sofía. The M HKA however, consciously chooses to present this body of work as a project in its own right, just as it did before with the artists Joseph Beuys and James Lee Byars. Soleil Politique focusses on Broodthaers from an Antwerp perspective, in which the strongly anchored Wide White Space Gallery functions as a key element in Broodthaers’ rapidly growing international success. The exhibition aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the breadth of themes, media and presentation strategies Broodthaers engaged with. It will present, for the first time ever in our country, his final and grandiose work Decor: A conquest by Marcel Broodthaers (1975), a more than generous loan from the V–A–C Foundation in Moscow. At the same time, the exhibition presents rarely exhibited works and materials that...
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