Press Releases Opening Exhibition “Melancholia” at the Villa Empain

Opening Exhibition “Melancholia” at the Villa Empain



From 15 March to 19 August 2018

Melancholia presents seventy works by major artists from different parts of the world, and many installations specially designed for the Boghossian Foundation. The exhibition, which covers more than 150 years of artistic representation, invites the public to explore melancholy and its universal representations, through a dialogue between the works of modern and contemporary artists inspired by the nostalgia of an elsewhere or a before, and by representations of loneliness, ruins and passing time.


Etel Adnan, Manal Al Dowayan, El Anatsui, Farah Atassi, Abdelkader Benchamma, Barbara Bloom, Joseph Beuys, Christian Boltanski, Pascal Convert, Eli Cortiñas, Giorgio De Chirico, Paul Delvaux, Marlene Dumas, Lionel Estève, Jef Geys, Alberto Giacometti, Geert Goiris, Mimmo Jodice, On Kawara, Martin Kippenberger, KRJST Studio, René Lalique, Marwan, Mathieu Mercier, Melik Ohanian, Claudio Parmiggiani, Giuseppe Penone, Constant Permeke, Félicien Rops, Marius-Ernest Sabino, Norbert Schwontkowski, Lucile Sevin, Kiki Smith, Léon Spilliaert, Tatiana Wolska, Samuel Yal, Rémy Zaugg, Lamia Ziadé.

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From 15 March 19 August 2018

Open from Tuesday to Sunday

From 11 am to 6 pm

Curator: Louma Salamé,

General director of the Boghossian Foundation

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