Pierre Alechinsky and Aboriginal art in the spotlight at the RMFAB

Published on 31.03.2021

From April 1st until August 1st 2021, the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium (RMFAB)  dedicate a unique exhibition to Pierre Alechinsky, a key-figure of Belgian contemporary art. On the occasion of a new exceptional donation by the artist - consisting of 45 works - the exhibition "Carta Canta" presents a selection of the 270 works by Alechinsky preserved by the RMFAB. The exhibition pays tribute to the untamed painter, draughtsman and etcher, showing more than 200 drawings, watercolours, etchings, lithographs and paintings. These works, created between 1948 and 2020, whisk the visitor away to a multifaceted and imaginative universe almost entirely made of paper.

At the same time, visitors can discover "Aboriginalities", an impressive exhibition exploring Aboriginal art. The exhibition explores the fascinating world of Aboriginal painting – an art form that is both ancestral and contemporary, always rooted in spirituality. Far more than a simple physical and sensory experience, Aboriginal art invites the public to rethink their connection to the earth and the universe. Vibrant and colourful, the exhibition "Aboriginalities" is built around part of the private collection of Marie Philippson, who has been passionate about modern culture and Aboriginal art for over 20 years.
It promises to be a spring full of colour and spontaneity at the museum!

Moreover, the Fin-de-Siècle Museum reopens its doors on 26 March 2021, after closing in March 2020 due to Covid-19.