Expo

7 arts: Belgian avant-garde (1922-1928)

One century ago there was a flourishing avant-garde in Brussels. In 1922, Pierre and Victor Bourgeois, Pierre-Louis Flouquet, Karel Maes and Georges Monier launched the periodical 7 Arts, which would turn out to be of major influence on the art scene. The five Brussels residents championed the plastique pure (geometric abstraction) and stood for an synthesis of all art forms: painting, sculpture, decorative art, literature, music and film, all of which where looked at from an architectural and urbanistic point of view. They were swiftly joined by important artists like Magritte, Servranckx, De Boeck, Peeters, Gailliard, Baugniet, Hoste, Jasinski and Gaspard.
Dates
Friday, March 6, 2020Sunday, June 7, 2020
Hours
10:30 - 18:00 // VERNISSAGE 05.03.2020 - 18:30
Language(s)
FR / NL
Place
CIVA
Tickets

Adults: 10€ / students & seniors: € 5 / -18 years old: free entrance / groups: 8€ pp / museumpassmusées: free
GUIDED TOURS for groups: 50 € (entrance tickets not included) / Information and bookings: education@civa.brussels

Curator(s)
Stéphane Boudin-Lestienne, Alexandre Mare, Yaron Pesztat & Iwan Strauwen

Exhibition: 06.03.2020 > 07.06.2020

Opening: 05.03.2020 — 18:30

V. BOURGEOIS (1897-1962), Cité Moderne, Berchem-Sainte-Agathe, Brussels, 1922-1925 – CIVA, Brussels © CIVA, Brussels
Sta JASINSKI (1901-1978), shop-front design, grocery store “Épiceries Aermans et Sœur”, n.d. – CIVA, Brussels © © Photo Duquenne
H. HOSTE (1881-1957), sideboard, Geerardijn house, Bruges, 1927 – Design Museum Gent © © Photo Studio Claerhout © SABAM 2020
M.-L. BAUGNIET (1896-1995), Set design, Gollywogg’s Cake-Walk (Debussy), performance by Akarova, ca. 1923 – Coll. CIVA & Private collection, Brussels © © Photo M. Louis, 1988 © SABAM Belgium 2020
P. BOURGEOIS, “Architecture moderne”, in: 7 Arts, no. 27, 24 April 1924 – CIVA, Brussels © CIVA, Brussels