[artinfo] Family Affairs, Brothers and Sisters in Art

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Family Affairs
Brothers and Sisters in Art
14.06 > 10.09.2006

Centre for Fine Arts
(Palais des Beaux-Arts | Paleis voor Schone Kunsten)
23 rue Ravensteinstraat
1000 Brussels

Family Affairs takes a look at brothers and 
sisters in art. Research turned up no fewer than 
1500 artists with another artist as brother or 
sister. Is art in the genes? What do twins have 
to tell us about the question? Does the family 
bond lead to fraternal collaboration or, on the 
contrary, to rivalry? Does a famous family name 
open doors or is it actually a handicap?

The exhibition opens in the 8th century with the 
sisters Harlinde en Relinde in a convent and 
takes in the great artistic movements - Baroque, 
rococo, Romantic, modernist, postmodernist - 
right up to today. Alongside celebrated names 
like Jan and Pieter Brueghel, Diego and Alberto 
Giacometti, Balthus and Pierre Klossowski, Marcel 
and Suzanne Duchamp, and Jake and Dinos Chapman, 
other, less prominent, pairs are highlighted. The 
exhibition will include new works by Patricia and 
Marie-France Martin, Benoît and Frédéric Platéus, 
and a collaborative project by the brothers Erik 
and Harald Thys and Danny and Richard Venlet. A 
revealing perspective on art history, on the 
frontiers of art and science.

The relationship between art and genetics will be 
the focus of a colloquium on 9 September, 
organised jointly with the Vrije Universiteit 
Brussel. Art historians, soci-ologists, and 
geneticists will look at the issue of brothers 
and sisters in art.
Full programme available from June 15 on www.bozar.be.

Curator: León Krempel
In collaboration with the Haus der Kunst, Munich

More info :< http://www.bozar.be> http://www.bozar.be

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