Marcel Broodthaers

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Marcel Broodthaers

(b. 1924 in Brussels, Belgium. d. 1976)

Marcel Broodthaers’ work has been shown at Documenta 10, 7 and 5, Kassel (1997, 1982, and 1972) and at the Venice Biennial (1980, 1978, and 1976). Recent solo exhibitions of Marcel Broodthaers’ work have been shown at the Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna, Bologna, Italy (2012) the Kunstmuseum Winterthur (2012), and the Stedelijk Museum, Gent (2006). Important past retrospectives of Marcel Broodthaers’ work have been held at the Walker Art Center (1989), Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (1989); Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh (1989); Jeu de Paume, Paris (1991); the Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels (2000) and the Tate Gallery, London (1980). An important solo exhibition of the film work, “Marcel Broodthaers: Cinéma,” was shown at Fundacio Antoni Tapies, Barcelona; Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela, and Kunsthalle, Dusseldorf (1997).


Marcel Broodthaers: Poet and Artist, Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Musée d’Art Moderne, Département des Aigles, La Monnaie de Paris, France
Carte du monde poetique: Films, works and documents of Marcel Broodthaers, Herbert Foundation, Ghent, Belgium
Marcel Broodthaers, Fridericianum, Kassel , Germany
Le Corbeau et le Renard: Revolt of Language with Marcel Broodthaers, Kunstmuseum Basel, Switzerland
Words, Things and Concepts, Akbank Sanat, Istanbul, Turkey
Marcel Broodthaers: L’espace de l’écriture, Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna, Bologna, Italy
Cinéma Modèle, Kunstmuseum Winterthur
Marcel Broodthaers, Cheapart, Athens, Greece
Marcel Broodthaers und heute – Im Rahmen der Quadriennale 2010,” Kunsthalle Dusseldorf, Dusseldorf, Germany
Marian Goodman Gallery, New York City, NY
Décor: A Conquest by Marcel Broodthaers, Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL


Belle Haleine – The scent of art, Musee Tinguely, Basel, Switzerland
Arts & Foods: Rituals Since 1851, curated by Germano Celant. Expo Milan 2015, Triennale di Milano, Italy
Slip of the Tongue, Punta della Dogana, François Pinault Collection, Venice, Italy
All the World’s Futures, La Biennale di Venezia (curator: Okwui Enwezor), Giardini Central Pavilion, 56th International Art Exhibition, Venice, Italy
I Belgi. Barbari e Poeti, MACRO, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Roma, Italy
Formes biographiques, Carré d’Art, Musée d’art contemporain, Nîmes, France
Propaganda for reality, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany
Herbert Foundation and mumok in Dialogue, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Vienna, Austria
Postscript : Writing After Conceptual Art, The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
Reading Cinema, Finding Words: Art after Marcel Broodthaers, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
On the Road/En el camino, curated by Gloria Moure, exhibition installed throughout historic buildings of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
The Illusion of Light, Palazzo Grassi – Francois Pinault Foundation, Venice, Italy
The Disappearance of the Fireflies, Yvon Lambert Collection, Prison Sainte Anne, Avignon, France
Playing by Heart, Kolumba, Cologne, Germany
Amazing! Clever! Linguistic! An Adventure in Conceptual Art”, Generali Foundation, Vienna, Austria
Neunzehnhundertsiebzig. Material, Orte, Denkprozesse, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Luzern, Switzerland
A Trip from Here to There, Museum of Modern Art, New York
Wanderlust (Francis Alÿs, Marcel Broodthaers, Honoré d’O, Joëlle “Tuerlinckx, Panamarenko), Chengdu Museum of Contemporary Art, Chengdu, China
DLA Piper Series: This is Sculpture, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Dark Ages to Enlightenment, Tower of London, London, United Kingdom
Manifesta 9, European Biennial of Contemporary Art, Genk, Belgium
Alice Im Wunderland Der Kunst, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg
Ecstatic Alphabets/Heaps of Language, Museum of Modern Art, New York
Postscript: Writing After Conceptual Art, Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, Denver, USA.
Silence, The Menil Collection, Houston, Texas, USA
The Small Utopia – Ars Multiplicata, Fondazione Prada, Milan, Italy
In Praise of Doubt, Punta Della Dogana, Francois Pinault Foundation, Venice, Italy
L’Invention de l’oeuvre, Rodin et les ambassadeurs, Musée Auguste Rodin, Paris, France
Vermessung der Welt - Heterotopien und Wissensräume in der Kunst, Kunsthaus Graz, Austria
Beziehungsarbeit – Kunst und Institution, Künstlerhaus k/haus Wien, Vienna
Staging the Archive, MACE – Museu de Arte Contemporanea de Elvas, Portugal

Marcel Broodthaers Exhibitions

Marcel Broodthaers
Marcel Broodthaers

September 9 - October 16, 2010
New York

30/40 Part II
30/40 Part II

A Selection of Forty Artists from Thirty Years at Marian Goodman Gallery
October 23 - November 24, 2007
New York

Invisible Colors
Invisible Colors

Curated by Karina Daskalov
June 23 - July 27, 2007

Reflecting the Mirror
Reflecting the Mirror

Curated by Karina Daskalov
June 14 - August 27, 2004
New York

Marcel Broodthaers Publications

Marcel Broodthaers
Marcel Broodthaers

Musée d'art Moderne, Departement des Aigles, Section Publicite
Marcel Broodthaers

Section Cinema (PART II)
Marcel Broodthaers

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