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Exhibition The Cradle of Art Nouveau. Victor Horta and Brussels at the BIP in Brussels – from 26 March to 30 June 2014


The Monuments and Sites Department of the Brussels-Capital Region in cooperation with Visit Brussels, invite you to discover the exhibition “The Cradle of Art Nouveau. Victor Horta and Brussels”.

After its presentation at the American Institute of Architects in Washington in 2012 and at the Halles Saint Gery in Brussels in 2013, this travelling exhibition developed in four languages is organized from 26 March until 30 June 2014 at the BIP (Brussels Info Place), at the heart of Brussels.

Richly illustrated, the exhibition highlights the most beautiful realisations of the architect Victor Horta, registered on the list of the UNESCO World Heritage Site and plunge the visitor in the intimacy of the creation of one of the greatest Art Nouveau artists, movement which has revolutionized the European spatial and architectural conceptions at the dawn of the XXth century. The Tassel, Solvay and Van Eetvelde Hôtels, as well as the personal house of the architect mix with the dismantled magnificence of the Aubecq Hôtel, demolished during the 1950’s, but of which a part of the façades, as a giant jigsaw, was recently put back together.

Free entrance from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Picture: Poster of the exhibition “The Cradle of Art Nouveau. Victor Horta and Brussels”

Seminar Melilla Art Nouveau, Modernisme and Neo-Modernisme in Melilla and Granada – from 19 to 24 May 2014


Part of the Partnership Framework Agreement between the University of Granada and the "Monumental city Foundation Melilla " (Autonomous City of Melilla), developed in Granada, Málaga and, crucially, in the modernist city of Melilla, the sixth edition of the Permanent Seminar on History of Art “Melilla Art Nouveau, Modernisme and Neo-Modernisme” will be held from 19 to 24 May 2014.

Among other architects and civil and military engineers, the figure of Barcelona architect Enrique Nieto (collaborator of Antoni Gaudí), in space and in time, will be discussed by a dozen students in Art History led by Dr. D. Gallego Salvador Aranda (Professor of Art History and specialist in modernist architecture), highlighting its Art Nouveau architectural heritage, which in recent years, seems to emerge as a revival in the city, settling in "neo" and receiving aesthetic range of classic and universal language.

Economic, social, intercultural, commercial, tourist, educational, geographical, political, religious, literary and historical factors will be discussed in turn, in order to contextualize the property assets and inherently past reality, present and future of this city that aspires to become a "World Heritage City ".

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Picture: Poster of the event "Seminar Melilla Art Nouveau, Modernisme and Neo-Modernisme"

Exhibition Paper workshop of Côme Perché at the Horta Museum in Brussels – from 16 May to 1 June 2014


The Horta Museum chose to invite, for Artists Tour, Côme Perché who gives a poetic interpretation of the nature using paper-folding. He makes use of all qualities of the paper’s fibre to create a world superbly stylized and intensely alive that human, animals or plants figures occupy. The creations of Côme Perché find themselves next to plaster models of plants of the XIXth century, shells or stuffed insects. The whole installation aims to awaken children’s fantasy, as well as reaching adults by its singular beauties.

Exhibition in the framework of Artists Tour Saint-Gilles & Forest under the patronage of M. Charles Picqué President of the asbl (association) Musée Horta and Burgomaster of Saint-Gilles

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Picture: Côme Perché, photos: Paul Louis

European Night of Museums – 17 May 2014


Enjoy the European Night of Museums next Saturday 17 mai to discover or rediscover the Museums members of our Network!

The Musée de l’Ecole de Nancy and the Villa Majorelle offer especially a varied and interesting programme not to be missed: presentation of an educational project realized with school classes, a guided Majorelle tour, the exhibition "The artists of the Ecole de Nancy and the First World War" and many more… 

Free entrance!

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Picture: European nights of Museums Poster

Intervention of the RANN as a Cultural Route of the Council of Europe in Forlì – 12 May 2014


Recently certified as a Cultural Route of the Council of Europe, the Réseau Art Nouveau Network participates on 12 May 2014 to the conference “How to create an ATRIUM tourist product steps forward” organised by another Cultural Route, Architecture of Totalitarian Regimes in Urban Managements (ATRIUM).

A great occasion to visit the exhibition “Liberty a style for modern Italy” at the Musei San Domenico in Forli until 15 June 2014!
The Savings Bank Foundation of Forlì, in collaboration with the Municipality of Forlì offers once again an innovative interpretation of an extraordinary period in the history of Italian art, the Liberty style.

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Picture: Detail of the exhibition poster "Liberty, uno style per l'Italia Moderna"

With the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union

Responsible publisher: Arlette Verkruyssen, General Director,
Brussels Regional Public Service - Bruxelles Développement urbain (Brussels Urban Development),
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