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2017 Museum Night at the Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles

Published on 26 April 2017 By Maïlys C.
Nuit des Musées 2017 au Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles

Practical information

On 20 May 2017

127 Rue Saint-Martin
75004 Paris 4


The Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles takes part in 2017 Museum Night on Saturday 20 May 2017 from 6 p.m. to midnight, offering the perfect opportunity to visit for free the museum’s current exhibition, “Henri Michaux. Face to Face” offering to rediscover Henri Michaux’s literary and pictorial work.

Museum Night offers the involved institutions the opportunity to offer the public a new eye on their collections. Some of them offer musical guided tours, some dances and other children activities... The Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles (Wallonia-Brussels Center) plays the simplicity card opening its doors to the public for free but without special animation.

You can then discover from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. the following exhibition:

  • Henri Michaux. Face to Face.
    Through a selection of books, drawings and oils on canvas, the exhibition offers a new eye on the artist’s pictorial and literary work between writing and painting.
    The exhibition features over 130 works and highlights what Michaux’s texts say in his painting as much as in others’ (Magritte, Zao Wou, Klee). It also unveils a series of portraits drawn with a nervous or slow gesture which may be an immense and fascinating self-portrait… Behind the artist who chose to draw back and refused to have his face painted and fixed, paradoxically he shows all the faces through texts and pictures. The exhibition title, Face to Face, refers to this very confrontation. The exhibition revolves around three steps. Henri Michaux facing his creations (words to say, pictures to show), facing other creations (evocation, invocations), facing others and himself (portraits). Guided by a text allowing an easy path, the visitor also discovers excerpts emblematic of his letters and rare copies of the author’s works where writing and painting are linked in the subtlest form. Watercolor, ink, acrylic paint, body color, oil and pencil reveal numerous faces taking the viewer on.

Practical information:
2017 Museum Night
At Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles
Saturday 20 May 2017
From 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Entrance free of charge

For even more ideas, have a look at our other lists (in French):
Museum Night in Paris (75)
Museum Night in Seine-et-Marne (77)
Museum Night in the Yvelines (78)
Museum Night in Essonne (91)
Museum Night in Hauts-de-Seine (92)
Museum Night in Seine-Saint-Denis (93)
Museum Night in Val-de-Marne (94)
Museum Night in Val d'Oise (95)

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