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Temporary exhibition at the OACPS (21.11.2022 > 14.12.2022)
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11:00 a.m. > 6 p.m.
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Extra Muros
OEACP
rue de l'Aqueduc 118 - 1050 Bruxelles

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Jean-Michel Basquiat et l'Univers Kongo
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From 7 September to 19 November 2022, the Gradiva gallery proposes, under the title of the exhibition Résonance, Jean-Michel Basquiat et l'Univers Kongo, an unprecedented aesthetic experimentation. It invites the visitor to be guided by emotion in the formal dialogue it establishes between the drawings of Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988) and powerful Nkisi Nkonde power figures from the Kongo cultural sphere from the Royal Museum for Central Africa in Tervuren. The exhibition offers an insight into the works and their souls.

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The Kongo section of the exhibition was entrusted to Julien Volper, curator of the Royal Museum for Central Africa, and Bernard Dulon, an expert in ancient African art.

Some twenty remarkable 'nail fetishes', anthropomorphic and zoomorphic Nkisi Nkonde statues (Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo and Angola), have been selected from the museum's collections and are being shown to the public for the first time. This selection is complemented by a number of special loans to meet the needs of the exhibition.

 

Scenography: René Bouchara.

Curators: Romain Brun, Alexandra Dubourg, Bernard Dulon, Julien Volper.

 

The exhibition is presented by the Gradiva gallery, in collaboration with the Bernard Dulon and Enrico Navarra galleries.

It was conceived with the support of the Royal Museum for Central Africa.

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Extra muros exhibition
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Galerie Gradiva

9, quai Voltaire

75007 Paris

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Free

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Science & Culture at the Royal Palace 2022
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10.30 am to 5.00 pm - closed on Mondays
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The various institutions that make up the Federal Public Service for Science Policy are joining forces to present this thematic exhibition.

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This exhibition shows that science and art together play a crucial role in the future of our planet. The many areas of expertise, ranging from geology to art history, astrophysics, archaeology, biology and archival science - to name but a few - are intended to answer questions from the public about a future that some people think is uncertain.

Through a series of exceptional pieces illustrating the rich heritage of the federal collection and through a series of didactic panels presenting emblematic projects of the different departments of the science policy, the exhibition will explore themes as diverse as the control of global warming, the observation of the Earth, the digitisation of the collections, maritime research or polar missions.

Ensuring the future means knowing the past and the present, understanding them and learning from them for a more responsible and sustainable management of tomorrow's world.


The AfricaMuseum presents two wood samples representing the Tree of authenticity. The Tree of authenticity is a spectacular forest giant in Yangambi, a UNESCO biosphere reserve in DR Congo where scientists from the AfricaMuseum, together with Congolese partners, are researching the influence of climate on carbon storage in rainforests. This tree has attracted the attention of many visitors in Yangambi for decades. The Tree of authenticity is of the botanical species Pachyelasma tessmannii. It is a so-called paradoxical species: it has heavy wood (a lot of carbon per volume) and yet shows rapid growth, which is good for carbon capture. Museum scientists have therefore planted experimental plots with the aim of storing carbon and thus stabilising the Earth's climate. 

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Royal Palace, Brussels

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Free

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A visit to the Royal Palace is for free but booking in advance is mandatory.

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With this piece of light art, you’ve never been this close to the sun.

SUN

Marvel at the beauty of our closest star with this lifelike representation of the sun.  A 3D projection with state-of-the-art telescope images on a gigantic hanging 6-meter diameter balloon shows 10 weeks of the life of our Sun. Smoke and sound effects complete the unique experience.  This spectacular piece of light art brings you closer to the sun than you’ve ever been before.

SUN is an installation by British artist Alex Rinsler and solar expert Prof. Robert Walsh (University of Central Lancashire). With this installation in the AfricaMuseum, in cooperation with the Solar-Terrestrial Centre of Excellence in Uccle, the spectacular artwork is shown outside the United Kingdom for the very first time.

The sun determines life and climate on this globe. The climate is changing due to human activity. Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing humanity. The AfricaMuseum and the Solar-Terrestrial Centre of Excellence conduct world-leading research on the sun and the climate on earth. The installation in the permanent exhibition of the AfricaMuseum presents some of this research.

 

 

 

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Temporary installation
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AfricaMuseum
Leuvensesteenweg 13
3080 Tervuren

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included in the admission ticket to the museum

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Art project by Arno Luzamba Bompere
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Europa, Oxalá presents the work of twenty-one European artists and intellectuals whose families came from former colonies. These ‘children of empire’, born and raised in a postcolonial context, offer reflections on their heritage, memory, and identity. 

Their parents and grandparents were born and lived in Congo, Angola, Guinea, Benin, Algeria, Madagascar – and these artists inherited not just voices, sounds, and gestures, but also images and memories of their cultures of origin, the starting point for extensive research in historical archives. As a result, their artistic production harbours a fresh approach to racism, the decolonisation of the arts, and the deconstruction of colonial thought. The manner in which some of them combine contemporary language with traditional processes is an essential contribution to the Europe of today. 

Through their work, Europa, Oxalá showcases the creative power of contemporary European cultural diversity, opening new perspectives for the concept of Europe itself.

Europa, Oxalá is a traveling exhibition that was first presented at the MUCEM in Marseille (20.10.2021 > 16.01.2022), at Gulbenkian in Lisbon, Portugal (03.03.2022 > 30.05.2022) and from Ocober 2022 at the AfricaMuseum,
The curators of the exhibition are Antonió Pinto Ribeiro (University of Coimbra, Portugal), Katia Kameli (artist) and Aimé Mpane (artist).

 

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AfricaMuseum
Leuvensesteenweg 13
3080 Tervuren

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Sculptures from Southwest Congo
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Shining a spotlight on Bandundu, a former province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Through 150 works, “Out of the Shadows, Sculptures from Southwest Congo” reveals the prolific artistic production of a little-known region. An opportunity to restore the status of Congolese wooden statuary.

A former province in the west of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Bandundu encompasses the current territories of Kwango, Kwilu and Mai-Ndombe. Covering almost half the size of France, the region is not only diverse – more than a dozen different peoples coexist there – but culturally rich. This cultural wealth is particularly marked in the visual arts, as illustrated by the extraordinary diversity of statuary art, masks and other everyday objects.

Coordinated by Julien Volper, curator at the AfricaMuseum in Tervuren (Belgium), the exhibition seeks to give a broader picture of traditional arts in Bandundu. Beyond the iconic masks linked to the Mukanda initiatory rites (for young boys), "Out of the Shadows, Sculptures from Southwest Congo" shines a light on a more understated production, that of wooden statutory art, and provides some essential elements for their analysis. It includes over 150 works - of which 122 come from the AfricaMuseum - created by the Yaka, Pende, Tshokwe and Suku, and by minority groups like the Yanzi, Buma, Lyembe, Sakata and Mbala, which will be carefully examined and analysed through their typical and iconographic features, and the details of their use.

 

 

 

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Expo extra muros
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Musée du Quai Branly - Jacques Chirac
37 Quai Branly
F - 75007 Paris

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The age of colonial exhibitions
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The new exhibition Human Zoo. The age of colonial exhibitions highlights the forgotten history of the 'human zoos'. The exhibition presents exceptional images and documents, some of which were never presented.

This traveling exhibition was first presented in 2012 in Paris (Musée du Quai Branly). From 9 November 2021, the exhibition will be on display at the AfricaMuseum in the context of the colonial exhibition of 1897, which took place 125 years ago in Tervuren. The museum invites visitors to think about the impact of 'human zoos'.

Although the exhibition focuses on the 'Congolese villages' of Tervuren, Antwerp (1885 and 1894) and Brussels (1958), it also places the phenomenon in an international context, showing how peoples from all countries were exhibited. Some of them did not survive.

All these exhibitions - between popular entertainment and scientific fascination - welcomed more than one and a half billion of curious visitors who came to see the 'other', presented as 'inferior'.

The artists Teddy Mazina and Romeo Mivekannin have made an important contribution to the exhibition. 

The museum will also offer a broad cultural programme. Monthly lectures will be held on topics such as colonisation, decolonisation and (anti)racism.

The curators of the exhibition are Pascal Blanchard (ACHAC) and Maarten Couttenier and Mathieu Zana Etambala (both associated with the AfricaMuseum).

 

 

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Temporary exhibition
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AfricaMuseum
Leuvensesteenweg 13, 3080 Tervuren

Subtitle
Science and Culture at the Royal Palace of Brussels
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German, English, French, Dutch
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Virtual exhibition

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Free