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Stad Oostende


Victor Servranckx /// The 1920s

Victor Servranckx (1897 – 1965), born in Diegem near Brussels, was an extraordinary artist. His work evolved from mathematical constructions, through abstract-surrealist works and lyrical colour explosions, to experiments with matter and symmetrical structures. It is this wide variety that makes Servranckx such a fascinating personality.

Victor Servranckx
emphasises the artist’s work from the 1920s and focuses on the beginning of his abstract-geometric period. The exhibition shows how Servranckx transformed a fascination for mechanisation and the workshop as a factory into an artistic thought process that went far beyond the canvas and the fusing of different artistic disciplines. Victor Servranckx illustrates the versatility of the artist: Servranckx as painter, writer of manifestos, designer of wallpaper, architect, cabinet-maker etc. ... or, how 1920s modernism permeated all levels of daily life!
His contacts with the artists Filippo Tommasso Marinetti and René Magritte, amongst others, and his participation in the International Exhibition of Modern Art organised by the Société Anonyme in New York, will be explored in depth.

The exhibition contains loans from many private collections, as well as national and international museums, including MoMa (New York), the Pompidou Centre (Paris), the Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig (Vienna), the Lehmbruckmuseum (Duisberg) and the Elsene Museum ...

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15/09/2012 - 06/01/2013
€9 single adult
€7,50 55+, groups ≥15 pp
€1 13-26 years old
Free up to 12 years