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IMAGINE! 100 Years of International Surrealism

The Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium are celebrating the hundred years of André Breton’s Surrealist Manifesto with an extensive thematic exhibition. Designed in collaboration with the Centre Pompidou, it offers an expanded interpretation of surrealism. Encounter with some of the flagship works of this poetic immersion, from Giorgio de Chirico to Judit Reigl.

Born in Hungary in the early 1920s, Judit Reigl painted in relative isolation, on the fringes of major artistic movements of the post-war period, from surrealism to abstract expressionism, including action painting and lyrical abstraction. Among her early surrealist-inspired paintings executed on the banks of the Seine is Ils ont soif insatiable de l’infini, inspired by a poem by Lautréamont. A canvas she gifted to André Breton, who was captivated by this strange universe.

Curation: Francisca Vandepitte, Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium | Didier Ottinger and Marie Sarré, Centre Pompidou

Tuesday – Friday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Weekend: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM

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