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Marcel Broodthaers    (Belgian, 1924-1976)

 Marcel Broodthaers - Le monde 21 juin (Works on Paper (Drawings, Watercolors etc.))
Marcel Broodthaers
Le monde 21 juin 1968
 
  

Biography
1924 Born January 28 in Brussels
1945 First known publication of poems
1947 Cosignatory of the Belgian Surrealist manifesto "Pas de quartiers dans la revolution"; Works as freelance writer in Brussels, deals in antiquarian books
1957 Publication of his first poetry book "Mon livre d'Ogre" and the first film "La Clef de l'Horloge, un poème cinematographique" (in honor of Kurt Schwitters)
1962 - 1963 Moves to Paris, works as a freelance journalist, returns to Brussels
1964 Creates first objects using mussels, eggshells, black coal, bricks et al; In the following years, other publications and expansion of his artistic work on several media like film, photography, audiotapes and slides
1967 Film "Le Corbeau et le Renard"
1968 Starts a series of prints from vacuum-shaped plastic
1969 Foundation of the "Musée d'Art Moderne, Département des Aigles" in his home, Rue de la Pépinière, Brussels. Presentation of several sections of the "Musée d'Art Moderne, Département des Aigles" as discussion of the term museum and its function
1970 Moves to Duesseldorf
1972 Last section and ending of the "Musée d'Art Moderne, Département des Aigles" as contribution to documenta 5 in Kassel
1973 Moves to London
1974 - 1975 Stay in Berlin in the context of DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service); Between september 1974 and october 1975 series of six big solo exhibitions, where Broodthaers specifies and sums up his concept of art/work
1976 Marcel Broodthaers dies on January 28 in Cologne

Exhibitions
2010 Marcel Broodthaers. Section Cinéma, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, USA
2009 1968. Die große Unschuld, Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Germany (group)
2009 Matthew Brannon, Marcel Broodthaers, James Lee Byars, William E. Jones, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles
2008 Marcel Broodthaers, Milton Keynes Gallery, Milton Keynes, UK
2008 Serial Works on Paper, “Series Drawings”, Michael Werner Gallery, New York
2008 Marcel Broodthaers, Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago, “Ombres”, New Galerie de France, Paris
2007 Décor – A conquest by Marcel Broodthaers, Michael Werner. Une saison à Paris 2007, Galerie de France, Paris and Michael Werner Gallery, New York
2003 Marcel Broodthaers, Die Photographische Sammlung / SK Stiftung Kultur der Stadtsparkasse Köln
2003 Marcel Broodthaers, Kunsthalle Wien
2001 Marcel Broodthaers, Palais des Beaux Arts de Bruxelles, Brüssel
1999 Marcel Broodthaers. Das Gesamtwerk der Graphik und Bücher, Galerie Michael Werner, Köln
1997 Marcel Broodthaers. Cinéma, Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona, (weiter nach Düsseldorf)
1997 Marcel Broodthaers: En lisant la Lorelei, Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain, Genf
1997 Marcel Broodthaers. Cinéma, Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela, (Folge aus Düsseldorf, weiter nach Berlin)
1993 Marcel Broodthaers - Diawerken: 'Projection', 1971, 'Images d'Epinal', 1974, van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven
1992 Marcel Broodthaers, Kunstraum München e.V., München
1992 Institute of Contemporary Art, London
1992 Marcel Broodthaers. Slide projections, Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum
1992 Marcel Broodthaers. Complete Prints and Multiples, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
1989 DAAD Galerie. Berlin, "Marcel Broodthaers - Le Cadran S(c)olaire. Édition des Amateurs, Berlin 1974"
1989 Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, "Marcel Broodthaers" (Wanderausstellung: Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brüssel)
1988 Galerie Watari, Tokio, "Marcel Broodthaers"
1987 Florizoone Fine Art, Nieuwpoort
1987 Le Cadre Gallery, Hong Kong
1987 Marcel Broodthaers in Zuid-Limburg. Foto's 1961 – 1970, Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht
1985 Galerie der Stadt Linz; Wolfgang-Gurlitt-Museum, Linz, "Marcel Broodthaers: Fotografische Bildnisse"
1985 Oesterreichisches Fotoarchiv, Museum Moderner Kunst, Wien
1985 Kulturhaus der Stadt Graz, Graz
1982 Kunsthalle Bern
1981 Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, Rotterdam
1981 Musée Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, Brüssel
1980 Wallraf-Richartz-Museum/Museum Ludwig, Köln
1979 Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Gent
1979 Kunstverein Hamburg
1978 Marian Goodman Gallery, New York
1977 The Tate Gallery, London
1975 Nationalgalerie Berlin
1975 Museum of Modern Art, Oxford
1975 Kunsthalle Düsseldorf
1975 Centre National d'Art et de Culture, Paris
1974 Petersburg Press, London
1974 Palais des Beaux-Arts und Cinéma d'Arensburg, Brüssel
1974 Kunstmuseum Basel
1973 Galerie Francoise Lambert, Mailand
1970 1. Exposition littéraire et musicale autour de Mallarmé, 2. Carte politique du Monde, Galerie Michael Werner, Köln
1969 Galerie Michael Werner, Köln
1968 Wide White Space Gallery, Antwerpen
1968 Galerie Rudolf Zwirner, Köln
1967 Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brüssel
1964 Galerie Saint-Laurent, Brüssel
1964 Galerie Smith, Brüssel
1964 Parc du Mont des Arts, Brüssel
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