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ING Art Center: Hahaha. The humor of Art.

“Nothing is serious enough to take seriously,” Marcel Duchamp

A bottle of wine, a snow shovel, a sentence, a urinal… They don't seem that special. Who could have thought that they would be the start of an artistic revolution and completely change how we see art? And most importantly, that this change started in the middle of the First World War? Discover our new exhibition: Hahaha. The Humor of Art

This artistic revolution started in 1917 with an overturned urinal. This ordinary urinal was called 'Fountain' by Marcel Duchamp and was declared a work of art. Although this was intended as a joke, this ordinary piece of plumbery has had a lasting effect on art. Humor took on a definitive role in the the kingdom of the beauty with, as a result, a beneficial upheaval in the creation and it announced the transition from modern to contemporary art. A century later, this is still regarded as a major breakthrough in art history.  

 

When ? 29/10 & 5/11, >23:00
Where ? Place Royale 6, 1000 Brussels
Price :  free (booking required)

Book a free « Bright Brussels » ticket for the 29th October or 5th November, for an access time between 19:00 and 23:00. here

 

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