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Rik Wouters at MoMu

From 17 September onwards you will be able to visit Rik Wouters & the Private Utopia at MoMu – Fashion Museum Antwerp.

The theme of enchanting homeliness by painter Rik Wouters, as well as the intimate feeling of sanctity between him and his wife Nel, forms the premise of this exhibition.

Various Belgian fashion designers — including Dirk Van Saene, Bruno Pieters, Christian Wijnants, Walter Van Beirendonck, Ann Demeulemeester, Dries Van Noten, Veronique Branquinho, Martin Margiela, Marina Yee and Jan-Jan Van Essche — give their individual interpretations to these thoughts.

  


 

Mad Maiden

From 26 August to 11 December 2016 at Museum Hof van Busleyden in Mechelen.

 

The 'Mad Maiden', an iconic statue by Rik Wouters, is the focal point of this exhibition and also serves as its starting point. This well-known work by Wouters, whose roots lie in Mechelen, symbolises the connection between the visual arts, movement and dance. The exhibition features work by such artists as Auguste Rodin, Edgar Degas, Marlene Dumas, Berlinde De Bruyckere, Alain Platel as well as Auguste Leveque and Jules Schmalzigaug. In their selection the curators referenced a number of key themes in the statue of Rik Wouters, namely dance, stability, morality and beauty.

 
Moving altarpieces from the museum to the Antwerp Cathedral

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