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The Raft. Art is (not) Lonely

22 October marks the start of the follow-up exhibition of 'The SEA - salut d’honneur Jan Hoet (2015)'. In the second edition of this triennial international exhibition, the focus is placed on ‘the raft’.  'The Raft. Art is (not) Lonely' concentrates on the vessel and the ecstasy of art. 

‘The Raft. Art is (not) Lonely’ is not only an exhibition, but also a conversation with Ostend, the City by the Sea with its own distinct history and scent. The baseline of the dramaturgy of Mu.ZEE’s exhibition, which will be presented in various locations spread across the Belgian seaside resort, is the thorough research conducted into ‘The Raft of the Medusa’ (1818) by Théodore Géricault and Jan Fabre’s utopian raft ‘Art is (not) Lonely’ (1986). Although there is an unmistakable 170-year time difference and a completely different historical origin, both works tie in with each other thanks to their visualisation of the expedition and the destination of the artist, which is a theme acting as a metaphor of the condition humaine.

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22/10/2017 - 15/04/2018
€ 10 individual - midweek (Tues-Thurs), groups from 15 pp
€ 16 individual - weekend (Frid - Sund / holiday periods)
€ 1 13-26 years
Free children up to 12 years old


This ticket gives you access to all locations of Het Vlot + all exhibitions in Mu.ZEE with the exception of the Ensor and Spilliaert museum wing (+ 4,00 € pp)
Visitors who have purchased a B-Dagtrip ticket must first exchange their ticket in Mu.ZEE (not possible at a different location)


Cost price guided tour for groups in Mu.ZEE: 70 euro + entrance fee
Cost price guided tour for groups in the outside locations Het Vlot : 90 euro + entrance fee