Version française Web version 05/04/2019


ExhibitionOPENING ON TUESDAY 23 APRIL — 17:00 > 21:00

En même temps, elle sentit la matière du ciel
Karine Rougier & Alessandro Roma

Soulever les Frissons, Détail, 38 x 45 cm, huile sur bois, Karine Rougier, 2019 © JC.LETT

Exhibition from Wednesday 24/04 to Saturday 15/06/2019

The Fondation Thalie is pleased to invite you to the opening of En même temps, elle sentit la matière du ciel, an exhibition gathering works by the french painter Karine Rougier and the Italian artist Alessandro Roma.

Following her residency in March 2019, the artist Karine Rougier is invited to recreate the universe of her Marseille atelier. The exhibition is organized like a real cabinet of curiosities, composed of small formats on wood and showcases in which are exposed the literary and visual sources of the artist, retranscribing as close as possible the singularity of its creation space. Keen on sacred stories and poetry, Karine Rougier takes the path of a magical realism to build her pictorial work.

In resonance with this dreamlike and singular work, Alessandro Roma will present an installation in the project room — composed of a wall fresco and a set of ceramic sculptures, with vegetal and colored decorations, for which the artist has used the technique of raku and other traditional firing techniques.

Echoing the theme of the annual program The Renaissance, artist as a worker, this proposal reflects the gesture physicality. In reverse of a massive dematerialization, it’s a question of returning to the fundamentals of art: painting, writing, sculpting.

Curator: Nathalie Guiot

Practical information
Open from Wednesday to Saturday – 14:00 > 18:00 & by appointment
Free access during Art Brussels | Single price: 5€ (from Thursday 2 May)

More information on the exhibition here.

As part of the events associated with Art Brussels 2019 and the VIP program of the event.


Alive and Poetic PerformanceSaturday 27/04/2019 — 17:00 > 18:00

Mon corps voyageur dans un nuage de terre
Véronique Caye, Natania Hoffman & Nathalie Guiot

Museo Archeologico Nazionale Di Napoli © Véronique Caye

Reading aloud in french

Texts: Guillevic, Possibles futures; Charles Baudelaire, Les Fleurs du mal; Adonis, La forêt de l’amour en nous; Giacomo Leopardi, Canti; Guillevic, Sphère; Emily Dickinson, Quatrains; Goethe, Elégie de Marienbad; Arthur Rimbaud, L’éternité; Ingebrog Bachmann.

Music: NATANIA HOFFMAN (cello)

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TalkSaturday 18/05/2019 — 15:00 > 17:00

L'atelier de l'artiste : de la Renaissance aux pratiques contemporaines

Agnès Thurnauer. DR

Overview of the evolution of artistic practices through the design of the artist’s studio, from the learning school workshop to the “start up studio”, from the “brain house” to the total work of art or the imaginary museum.

Guests: BERNARD MARCADÉ, art historian and curator; EMMANUELLE BRUGEROLLES, curator at the École Nationale des Beaux-Arts de Paris, head of the drawing collection; AGNÈS THURNAUER, artist.

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