50 years after his passing, René Magritte still fascinates. He questions our views and our minds and endlessly challenges certainties. Magritte’s mysterious and interrogative work continues to intrigue the artistic world far beyond his time, from pop and conceptual art to the most contemporary creations.
The exhibition highlights this legacy through a dialogue between original works by Magritte and their interpretation by modern and contemporary artists.
Marcel Broodthaers undoubtedly best embodies this artistic affiliation: his reflections concern both the status of the object and that of language. Other artists such as Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Ed Ruscha, César, Sean Landers, David Altmejd, George Condo and Gavin Turk renew our understanding of Belgium’s greatest surrealist.
Over 150 paintings, sculptures, installations, drawings, photographs, films and archival documents are gathered in this unique exhibition. The experience is prolonged in the Musée Magritte Museum, where current creations interact with the largest collection of works by Magritte in the world.