Marcel Broodthaers: A retrospective

Marcel Broodthaers

Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía

October , 4, 2016 – January, 9, 2017

The Museo Reina Sofía and the Museum of Modern Art in New York are jointly organizing a retrospective that will be one of the fullest yet dedicated to Marcel Broodthaers (Belgium, 1924 – Germany, 1976). Through a selection of works representative of his artistic practice, the show will explore the multiple facets developed by the artist throughout his life. His extraordinary production during the transformational decades of the 1960s and 1970s established him as one of the most important artists on the international scene, with an influence that continues today.

After initially working as a sculptor, Marcel Broodthaers decided in 1964 to become a visual artist. Perceptible in all his production of these early years is a concern with responding to the basic questions of the visual arts by constantly querying the notion of representation and production.broodthaers


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