Originally published on metropolis.co.jp on August 2009
Said to possess more museums per capita than any other country, Belgium is the subject of an offbeat exhibition in Shibuya. “A Museum of Belgian Visionary Art” discards Old Masters like Rubens in favor of the post-independence flowering of avant-garde art, which occurred from the end of the 19th century with Art Nouveau and continued through the work of Surrealists like René Magritte and Paul Delvaux. The show draws on the extensive collection of Belgian works from the Himeji City Museum of Art.
Bunkamura Museum, Sep 3-Oct 25. See exhibition listings (Shibuya) for details.