Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Kemzeke : E.L.T. Mesens

E.L.T. MESENS comme nous l'entendons...
Retrospective exhibition
Verbeke Foundation, Kemzeke (B)
14.08.2011 - 16.10.2011
Curators: Geert Verbeke, Simon Delobel
Catalogue: download the catalogue (in Dutch; also in French)

On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the death of E.L.T. Mesens the Verbeke Foundation organizes the first retrospective of his dadaist and surrealist oeuvre. The exhibition contains an exceptional selection of about 200 collages, posters, partitions, letters, magazines and books illustrating the diverse talents and activities of Mesens. He was not only a musician, composer, poet, photographer, collagist, editor and polemist but also a gallerist and art collector. In addition ninety-four window displays illustrate the personalities of as much acquaintances of Mesens: from Eileen Agar, Scottie Wilson and Salvador Dali to Desmond Morris and Peggy Guggenheim.

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