100 Years Marcel Broodthaers (1924–2024)

100 Years Marcel Broodthaers (1924–2024)

Herbert Foundation

Marcel Broodthaers, Le Corbeau et le Renard (The Raven and the Fox), 1967/1968. Detail portfolio, edition B (print on carton, 56 x 76 cm).

June 14, 2024
100 Years Marcel Broodthaers (1924–2024)
Focus Presentation
May 5–July 27, 2024
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In honour of the centenary of Marcel Broodthaers’ (1924–76) birth, Herbert Foundation shows a selection of key works, documents and printed matter from the collection and archives of Anton and Annick Herbert. 

Anton and Annick Herbert were first introduced to Marcel Broodthaers in 1973 by Fernand Spillemaeckers of Galerie MTL in Brussels. This meeting, and the many that followed, had a defining influence on their collection. Shortly after their first encounter, they purchased several works by Broodthaers. In the following years, he grew to become one of the most strongly represented artists within their collection and archive.

The works and documents currently presented specifically reflect the Herberts’ interest in the poetic and literary aspect of Broodthaers’ oeuvre, as evident in the works Carte du monde poétique (1968) and Le Corbeau et le Renard (1967/1968).

The presentation also reflects on the history of the collection itself, which was first exhibited at the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven in 1984. The title of that display, L’architecte est absent, was borrowed from Broodthaers’ work Le Corbeau et le Renard. This not only underscores the Herberts’ views on art and exhibitions but also their commitment to artists. 

About Herbert Foundation
Herbert Foundation is a space for contemporary art in Ghent, established by Anton and Annick Herbert. Their art collection and archive focus on the artistic developments in the periods around 1968 and 1989.

The heritage site of Herbert Foundation, located in the city centre, comprises industrial buildings surrounded by a green garden.

Visiting possibilities 
The focus presentation of Marcel Broodthaers is part of our current presentation The Collection Herbert at Herbert Foundation—106 and can be visited as part of our weekly guided tour, every Sunday at 2:30pm or by scheduling a group visit. 

Book here for our weekly guided tour, every Sunday at 2:30pm.

Visit our website for more information about group visits or contact Stephanie Dewachter for a customised visit.

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