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Art from the Museum of Ixelles is regularly loaned to other prestigious exhibitions.

The museum doors are closed: our pieces are taking the time to travel!


Exhibition CRUSH. Unexpected encounters between design and art

Design Museum Brussels - October 22 to March 06, 2022

The Design Museum Brussels and the Musée d'Ixelles embark on a rhythmic and spontaneous pas de deux with the exhibition Crush, which brings together pieces from their respective collections. The Musée d'Ixelles is bringing out a selection of paintings, sculptures, photographs and other drawings from its storerooms to create happy connections and special accointances with The Plastic Design Collection. This unexpected dialogue between design objects and works of art underlines the singularity and variety of both collections, which are revealed in a new light, without any modesty.




Magritte's works and those of the Musée d'Ixelles will be on display throughout Europe in 2022, first in Barcelona, Spain and then at the Nordiska Akvarellmuseet in Sweden.

Face of Genius, an emblematic work from 1927, will be on display at the exhibition La Maquina Magritte at the Caixa Forum in Barcelona from 25 February 2022. It is one of the first surrealist works by the Belgian painter: realistic elements, but with no logical relationship between them, form an enigmatic image. A branch crosses the death mask of Napoleon in a forest populated by skittles. Evocation of the unconscious, mysterious universe, games on language... Magritte's world can be seen until 6 June 2022 in the Catalan city. 

The exhibition A laboratory of ideas organised by Nordiska Akvarellmuseet from 8 May to 4 September 2022 focuses on Magritte's works on paper. Among them, Eloge de la dialectique explores the theme of the window. A recurring element in the history of Western art, the window marks the boundary between inside and outside, between reality and imagination. The painting itself is seen as a window on the world. Here Magritte plays with the inversion of inside/outside, the artist 'deceives' the viewer, whose gaze penetrates an interior that turns out to be an exterior. Another collage by Magritte from 1926 is also part of the exhibition. To be seen near Goteborg, until 4 September 2022 in a superb museum on the waterfront.


The painting After a Falcon Hunt (1671) by Cornelis Nobertus Gijsbrechts is going to the Museum Thyssen Bornemisza in Madrid to be shown in the exhibition Hyperreal. The art of trompe l'Oeil. This exhibition examines the theme of trompe l'oeil, or when painting perfectly imitates reality and blurs the boundary between painted image and real object. Here, the painter deceives the viewer by using the curtain to reveal a still life: game brought back from the hunt by trained falcons (as shown by the falcon's bonnet that was placed on his head, on the left side of the table) are placed in an arrangement that, at first sight, is natural, but which is the result of a complex composition where colours and precious textures are mixed. This still life was painted in 1671, when the artist was a painter at the Danish Court. To be seen in the Spanish capital from 16 March to 22 May 2022.


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