Saturday 8 June 2024, 2:30 p.m.

Visit: Marcel Broodthaers: poet, artist

Guided tour by Joris D'hooghe

(Photos by Oscar D’hooghe)
On Saturday 8 June, art historian Joris D’hooghe will guide you through the focus presentation of Marcel Broodthaers at Herbert Foundation – 106.
Marcel Broodthaers (1924-1976) was a published poet, with several collections to his name, when he made the transition to visual art in late 1963. This new development manifested itself in objects that subscribed to the artistic fashions of the day. Yet he did not abandon the poetic and textual nature of his practice. Broodthaers also created manuscripts and artists’ books in parallel to his visual work. Furthermore, he published reflections on his practice and contemporaneous artistic trends on the occasion of his exhibitions. His art production itself, throughout his oeuvre, also appears as an association of words and images, and is imbued with a poetic charge. As an artist, Broodthaers remained a poet.

Joris D’hooghe is an art historian whose field of research is the Western, twentieth-century avant-garde in the post-war period. In 2017, he obtained his PhD from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel with an analysis of Marcel Broodthaers’ Musée d’Art Moderne, Département des Aigles [Museum of Modern Art, Department of Eagles].


  • 8.6.2024, 2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Language: Dutch
  • Entrance via Coupure Links 627 A
  • Minimum age: 12 years old
  • Places are limited
  • Admisson fee: 17 € – Buy your ticket
  • We kindly ask to be present 15 minutes before the start of the tour.