Special Day Marat Tattoo history - tattoo poetry

Poetic performance, tattoo session, comic strip drawing studio…

Poetic tattoo sessions, slam-poetry, guided tours, poetic and music performances, workshops, live graphic sessions, comic strip drawing studio… A creative and instructive afternoon, sensitive to the skin, about lines, words and history, in the middle of the exhibitions The Murder of Marat and Christian Dotremont, painter-writer.

In the context of the exhibitions The Murder of Marat and Christian Dotremont, Painter-Writer, the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, in collaboration with the Midis de la poésie, organize a series of thematic activities around the expressiveness of words and the graphic freedom of poetry writing.

With (tattooed) writers Lisette Lombé and Mel Moya, artists Jean-Luc Moerman and PAROLE, tattoo artist Laura Peters, poet and street musician Geert Viaene, students of 75 (ESA) and Arno Vanheule (KUL). 

The program in detail - marat

To discover our activities organised as part of the Dotremont exhibition, clic here

(1)Jean-Luc Moerman, La Mort de Marat, 2021, impression Chromalux © Courtesy of the Artist (2) Lisette Lombé ©Gilles Fischer, (3) ©Mel Moya, (4) © Jean-Luc Moerman

Private collection.

What role do words play in David's Murder of Marat? Are pen and ink formidable weapons? Can history be described and rewritten? What can be seen under the skin of this masterpiece? How do contemporary artists deal with this painting?

>  14:00 – 15:00
Performance Slam-Poetry (FR) in the Rubens Room, with (tattooed) writers Lisette Lombé and Mel Moya 
Graphic performance of the (tattooed) artist Jean-Luc Moerman 
Prices: 16€ / 12€ (Friends of the Musems, seniors) / 8€ (unemployed, students). Reservation is mandatory. Book your ticket here.  

And what if history had turned out slightly differently? Take on the role of characters Charlotte Corday and Jean-Paul Marat. Imagine their last words during this episode of the French Revolution by filling in the speech bubbles of a comic strip developed especially for the expo by Arno Vanheule (KUL). This activity is free with the entrance ticket to the exhibition. 

For the first time at the Museum, tattoo artist Laura Peters will offer you a real tattoo session in the Bernheim room opposite Robert (Bob) Wilson's video installation, The Death of Marat, embodied by Lady Gaga. A historic moment!
Limited number of places: take part in our social media contest and try to win your tattoo! 


In collaboration with les Midis de la poésie, LE 75 (ESA) and with the support of the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles




14:00 > 18:00


Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium
Rue de la Régence 3
1000 Brussels

PRICES & reservation

For the activities that are free with the entrance ticket to the exhibition, you can buy your entrance ticket here.

Performance SLAM-POETRY (FR) - 14:00 - 16€ / 12€ / 8€ RESERVATION

The ticket gives you access to some activities that are organised as part of the Special Day Dotremont: wall painting, tattoo-sessions & workshop. If you want to visit the Dotremont exhibition, you will be asked to pay a supplement of €5 on site.  



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