Kunstmuseum aan zee Collecties van
de Vlaamse Gemeenschap
Stad Oostende


Le vrai "Mu.ZEE imaginaire" - Oskar Serti à Ostende

The Real ‘Mu.ZEE imaginaire’

Throughout 2016, Patrick Corillon will be making interventions in the collection displays of Mu.Zee. Four consecutive exhibitions, one per season, will forge links with the museum’s project to establish a strong dialogue between the collection, exhibitions and memory research. Using the collection as a source of inspiration, the artist will invite the visitor to step inside his narrative universe, where works from Mu.ZEE and stories from his imaginary museum intersect. Each exhibition is presented in four languages and will be accompanied by artistic events that take place both inside and outside the walls of Mu.ZEE. As the seasons unfold, the virtual Oskar Serti museum, narrative performances and publications will all add weight to Patrick Corillon’s interventions.


Oskar Serti in Ostend

30/01 - 01/05

The first part of the collection display will illuminate the unusual historical context of Ostend during the interwar period. During this epoch, the city welcomed a group of writers who were trying to escape the rise of Nazism in Germany. Among them were Stefan Zweig, Joseph Roth and Arthur Koestler, but also a certain Oskar Serti, a modest writer who forged strong ties with the city’s cultural life and museum. The works selected from the collection, and the manner in which they are displayed, will not only reflect this exceptional period but also address different topics, including the question of modernity. This instalment will also be an opportunity to explore the Oskar Serti Museum, the exhibits of which will be unveiled every Wednesday in the MAD supplement to the newspaper Le Soir, and on the website.

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30/01/2016 - 01/05/2016
€9 single adult
€7,50 55+, groups ≥15 pp
€1 13-26 years old
Free up to 12 years