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Pierre et Gilles
« ICONS » – GROUP SHOW

Boghossian Foundation
Villa Empain,  Brussels
From May 6 to October 24, 2021

The exhibition shows a selection of ancient icons from Europe and Russia – depicting variously Christ, the Mother of God, or individual saints – the striking simplicity of which sets them apart as timeless objects of veneration. A second set of works by 19th and 20th century artists such as Pierre et Gilles, Charles Filiger and Lucien Levy-Dhurmer explores the frontal and depth-less composition of icons. The exhibition also discusses the use that contemporary artists like Yan Pei-Ming and Wim Delvoye make of iconographic language.