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Hanzestedenplaats 1
2000 Antwerp


From 19 May 2017 until 20 August 2017

 Days Hours


10.00 – 17.00

SA - SU 10.00 - 18.00

The museum is closed on Assumption Day.


Admission Fees Target Groups
€ 10 Adults
€ 8

12 – 25

€ 0 -12
Every last Wednesday of the month
Attendants of people with a handicap
School groups with teacher
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Date 19/05/2017 - 20/08/2017

Great art needs no explanation to touch people. Some works of art leave observers bewildered; others allow them to 'see' from a different perspective. The exhibition 'Encounters' is about a universal experience of art. Dancers in the exhibition are guides of sensibility for the observer; they reinforce the total experience.

Campagnebeeld Encounters/Ontmoetingen


Encounters shows that art needs no explanation to impact or change us. Art does something to people; it makes a lasting impression, gives new insights, etc. That used to be the case and it still is. Irrespective of the observer's prior knowledge.
The works in Encounters are not exhibited in a traditional manner. They are grouped in clusters that evoke the same universal experience amongst observers. To keep the experience unbiased, we have refrained from posting a text or explanation next to the works of art. The only thing that observers are given is the name of the object and the artist. Curator Paul Vandenbroeck (KMSKA) selected about 100 works of art from all over the world, from ancient times to the present, from famous and less well-known artists. The artists include Francisco Goya, Rona Pondick, Dosso Dossi and Adriano Cecioni.


In the exhibition, choreographer and dancer Pé Vermeersch creates variable performances with a few striking, international dancers (Naoka Uemura, Angela Babuin, Mirella Solis, Rebecca Rosseel, Ilya Krouglikov en Federico Ordonez). The dance process itself is a work of art in the making.


This exhibition is a collaboration between the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp and the MAS. 

Performance times

  • Thursday and Friday from 13:30 to 16:30
  • Saturday and Sunday from 14:30 to 17:30
  • Every last Wednesday of the month from 15:30 to 18:30

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Lange Kievitstraat 111-113 bus 100, B-2018 Antwerpen

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