22 Déc Opening of the Museum of Abstract Art in Brussels > November 9, 2019
A new museum is born in Brussels: The Museum of Abstract Art in Jette. It is the very first in Belgium and the only fourth in the world. Already the owner of the Magritte Museum nextdoor, André Garitte lent the new museum some 750 artworks, 220 of which are currently on display. They retrace the history of abstraction in Belgium from the beginning of the 20th century to the present day.
We first find the pioneers of abstraction in the 1920s, including those who rubbed shoulders with Magritte in his abstract period: Servranckx, Vantongerloo, Jozef Peeters, Flouquet,… We then move on to the second generation of abstract artists, that is to say those of the post-war period with in particular Pierre Alechinsky, Paul Bury, Gaston Bertrand, Jo Delahaut or Jean Rets.