As part of the exhibition Marcel Broodthaers. Poetry and images Garage Museum of Contemporary Art has prepared a lecture cycle based around the Belgian artist’s legacies and practice.
Marcel Broodthaers is a unique figure in the history of art having managed to adopt all kinds of creative guises throughout his life: he was a poet, an art critic, a journalist, a photographer, a film director, an exhibition curator, and an artist. His works questioned the notion of the genuine nature of art, the role of the artist, the interrelationship between object and image, the established museum model promoted by the bourgeois society, and the search for Belgian identity. This cycle is designed to provide a deeper understanding of Broodthaers’s diverse mediums and methods, attempting to explain the complex historic context in which the artist was immersed.