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FOREWORD

FOREWORD

Besides the pride felt and renewed projects after projects, with a particular emotion it is today that the Commune of Ixelles’ College of Mayors and Aldermen as well as the whole team of the Museum of Ixelles reveal you their last season of exhibitions. Indeed, it will be the last period of public activities before a phase of important works involving a complete closing of the museum for a duration estimated at about three years. This project and its details will be revealed to you very soon in order to ensure the continuity of the key place occupied by the Museum of Ixelles on the Brussels and Belgian museum chessboard. For this special season, we want to offer to the public – youngster and older – exception exhibitions tinged with malice and mischievousness, while stimulating critical judgment and sharp observation on the world.

ROBERT DOISNEAU

The work of the famous photographer who took the picture Baiser de l’Hôtel de Ville is presented in an exclusive retrospective in Belgium. Some 170 vintage photographs, including many images that have become iconic, are brought together and bring highlight to the main periods of his long career as well as his favorite subjects, or even unpublished commissions more unknown from the public. Surely, the exhibition reveals the many unexpected facets of an artist too often reduced to a few shots that are now part of the collective memory.

EXPO BIS - HOP! An exhibition kids standing, parents sitting…

For several years now, the Museum of Ixelles team has been interested to open the art to young people and to carry out successfully its educational and pedagogical missions in a spirit that is both playful and qualitative. That is why this season offers an original exhibition entirely conceived around the movement theme based on the museum’s collections. Exclusively dedicated to 6-12 years old, the exhibition is designed to tickle the senses of young and old in order to learn while having fun. Still a first in Belgium!

FOCUS - ELODIE ANTOINE

Following its role of creation support and transmission to the general public, with is FOCUS, the Museum of Ixelles allows to highlight a Belgium artist by inviting him to present one of his work among the permanent collections. For this season, it is an artwork realized by the plastic artist Elodie Antoine that is presented. Posing a sensitive and corrosive gaze on universal as well as eternal themes – such as the feminine/masculine, intimate/social, fantasy/raw objectivity ... – Elodie Antoine develops a universe populated with fascinating objects made by using techniques and materials derived from traditional practices (sewing, embroidery, knitting ...).

This new season should once again satisfy curious minds, lovers of beautiful surprises, talented hunters, connoisseurs and great masters' adepts. All ingredients are there to make this closing season a memorable one!
 

Dominique Dufourny                        Yves de Jonghe d'Ardoye                                                             Claire Leblanc
Madam Mayor                                Honorary Deputy - Alderman of the Culture                                    Conservator                                                                                            

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Arbre Ixelles

On the initiative of Dominique Dufourny, Mayor;
Yves de Jonghe d'Ardoye, Alderman of the Culture,
and of the members of the Ixelles Municipal Executive Team.