Feast of Fools. Bruegel Rediscovered

7 April 2019 - 28 July 2019

Bruegel, inspirator

Pieter Bruegel is often seen as the embodiment of Flemish identity. Why has that been so since the revival of his work around 1900? How has he grown to become an icon, an inexhaustible source of inspiration and a huge cliché? In the exhibition 'Feast of Fools. Bruegel Rediscovered' the visitor becomes acquainted with a series of key works by Flemish and international artists who ‘have a thing about Bruegel’. They latch onto his themes, reinterpret them, quote him ... and thus demonstrate that his work has lost none of its relevance. 

Bruegel, the misunderstanding

The exhibition takes as its starting point ‘the great misunderstanding’, when Bruegel, in the last years of the Romance era, was proclaimed a painter of peasant psalms, crackling snow landscapes and eternally rustling cornfields, with his roots firmly in the Flemish clay. The exhibition inquires the way in which Flemish, and by extension Belgian and international artists, handled his artistic legacy in the period between and after the wars. Hence we focus on the following artists: James Ensor, Valerius De Saedeleer, Jules De Bruycker, Gustave Van de Woestyne, Jean Brusselmans, Constant Permeke, Anto Carte, Otto Dix and George Grosz.

Bruegel, today

At the same time, the exhibition pulls out various contemporary stops, with art, performance and music. In collaboration with curators Luk Lambrecht and Lieze Eeneman, ten artists have been invited to delve into the themes from Bruegel’s work or into the interpretation of them by the generation of rediscoverers. These creations are linked to existing works relevant within the context. Included artists are Pascale Marthine Tayou, Honoré d’O, Emanuelle Quertain, Jan Van Imschoot & Salam Atta Sabri, Dirk Braeckman/Franz West/Lisbeth Gruwez, Kasper Bosmans, Gilberto Zorio, Grazia Todori, Anetta Mona Chisa & Lucia Tkácová, Christoph Fink, Daniel Buren, Jimmie Durham & Ricardo Brey and Bart Lodewijks.

Bruegel, worldwide

The exhibition continues with a creation by Rimini Protokoll, one of Berlin's most creative theater companies. They develop an installation that forms an interactive and immersive counterpoint to the exhibition trajectory: 'Global Village. To Bruegel.' Rimini Protokoll draws a contemporary 'portrait' of country life in the form of a video installation with Virtual Reality glasses. As in Bruegel's paintings, the visitor / viewer is confronted with a complex play of gestures and mutual relations that evokes the essence of rural life, not only in Flanders, but all over the world. The installation places the visitor unexpectedly in the middle of this model of society. 

With the support of

The exhibition Feast of Fools. Bruegel Rediscovered is part of the ‘Flemish Masters’ project of VISITFLANDERS, which is supporting Feast of Fools. Bruegel Rediscovered.
 

Practical information

Dates

7 April to 28 July 2019

From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (last visit at 5 p.m.)

Open every day except Mondays

Open on Holidays

Address

GAASBEEK CASTLE

Kasteelstraat 40

1750 Gaasbeek (Lennik)

Belgium

T. +32 (0)2 531 01 30

kasteelvangaasbeek@vlaanderen.be

www.feastoffools.be

Parking for 350 cars, 4 busses

Admission

€ 15 (incl. Museum garden)

Consessions and groups: € 14

Under 18: € 2

Under 7: free

Booking

Online ticketing here available. 

Guided visits can be booked at least two weeks in advance at bezoek.gaasbeek@vlaanderen.be

Trade contact: Nancy Verhulst, bezoek.gaasbeek@vlaanderen.be, T +32 (0)2 531 01 44

Praktische informatie

Openingsuren

Van 7 april tot en met 28 juli 2019

Dagelijks van 10 u. tot 18 u. (laatste bezoek om 17 u.)

Maandag gesloten

Open op feestdagen

Adres

Kasteel van Gaasbeek

Kasteelstraat 40

1750 Gaasbeek (Lennik)

België

T. +32 (0)2 531 01 30

kasteelvangaasbeek@vlaanderen.be

www.feastoffools.be

Parking voor 350 auto’s, 4 bussen

Prijzen

Standaardtarief: € 15 (incl. Museumtuin)

Reductietarief en groepen: € 14

- 18 jaar: € 2

- 7 jaar: gratis

Reservaties

Online tickets beschikbaar vanaf november 2018 op www.feastoffools.be

Bezoek met gids reserveren kan door min. 2 weken op voorhand een e-mail te sturen naar bezoek.gaasbeek@vlaanderen.be

Trade contact: Nancy Verhulst, bezoek.gaasbeek@vlaanderen.be, T +32 (0)2 531 01 44

Images

Walter-Vaes,-De-misantroop-(1903).jpg
Walter Vaes, De misantroop (1903), Verzameling Ronny en Jessy Van de Velde, Antwerpen, foto Luc De Corte (Steurs)
Valerius-De-Saedeleer,-Sneeuw-in-Vlaanderen-bew.jpg
Valerius De Saedeleer, Sneeuw in Vlaanderen (1928), Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten Antwerpen © www.lukasweb.be - Art in F
Valerius De Saedeleer, Winter (ca. 1926).jpg
Valerius De Saedeleer, Winter (ca. 1926), Verzameling 't Gasthuys - Stedelijk Museum Aalst
Jean-Brusselmans-landsch-koeien-bew.jpg
Jean Brusselmans, Landschap met koeien (1927), Brussel, Belfius Art Collection (inv.nr. 1019)
Antoine-Roegiers,-extraites-de-Canaravals(2)-bew.jpg
Antoine Roegiers, extraites de « Canaravals » (2018), © Antoine Roegiers
Frits-Van-den-Berghe,-De-mallemolen-(1934).jpg
Frits Van den Berghe, De mallemolen (1934), Courtesy Galerie Oscar De Vos, foto Guy Braekman
Constant-Permeke,-Bedelaars-(1919).jpg
Constant Permeke, Bedelaars (1919), Courtesy Galerie Oscar De Vos
Antoine Roegiers, extraites de « Canaravals » (4).jpg
Antoine Roegiers, extraites de « Canaravals » (2018), © Antoine Roegiers
De belgen zullen, den 31 Mei, hulde brengen, aan den Schilder Pieter Breughel
Gustave Van de Woestyne, De belgen zullen, den 31 Mei, hulde brengen, aan den Schilder Pieter Breughel (Brussel, Volkshuis, 1924
James Ensor, Skelet arresteert maskers (1891), (c)Antwerpen, The Phoebus Foundation
James Ensor, Skelet arresteert maskers (1891), (c)Antwerpen, The Phoebus Foundation
Hubert Malfait, Jager in de sneeuw (1962)
Hubert Malfait, Jager in de sneeuw (1962), courtesy Galerie Oscar De Vos, Sint-Martens-Latem
George Grosz, Blinder Krüppel (1923), Galerie Ronny van de Velde, Antwerpen/Knokke, fotograaf AD/ART Guy Braeckman
George Grosz, Blinder Krüppel (1923), Galerie Ronny van de Velde, Antwerpen/Knokke, fotograaf AD/ART Guy Braeckman
Antoine Roegiers, extraites de « Les sept péchés capitaux » (2012), © Antoine Roegiers
Antoine Roegiers, extraites de « Les sept péchés capitaux » (2012), © Antoine Roegiers
Gustave Van de Woestyne, De Papeter, 1911, Sint-Martens-Latem, Gemeentelijk Museum Gevaert-Minne, (c) Erwin De Keyzer
Gustave Van de Woestyne, De papeter (1911), Sint-Martens-Latem, Gemeentelijk Museum Gevaert-Minne, © Erwin De Keyzer
Antoine Roegiers, extraites de « Canaravals » (2018), © Antoine Roegiers
Antoine Roegiers, extraites de « Canaravals » (2018), © Antoine Roegiers
Brusselmans Carnaval
Jean Brusselmans, Carnaval (1952), Mu.ZEE, Oostende
Constant Permeke, Kermis, 1921, KMSKA, (c) www.lukasweb.be, Art in Flanders vzw, foto Hugo Maertens
Constant Permeke, Kermis, 1921, KMSKA, (c) www.lukasweb.be, Art in Flanders vzw, foto Hugo Maertens
Gustave Van de Woestyne, De slechte zaaier, 1908,  (c) Antwerpen, The Phoebus Foundation
Gustave Van de Woestyne, De slechte zaaier, 1908, (c) Antwerpen, The Phoebus Foundation
Anto Carte, L'Homme à la fourche (1924), Collection de la Province de Hainaut - Dépôt au BPS22, Charleroi (B)
Anto Carte, L'Homme à la fourche (1924), Collection de la Province de Hainaut - Dépôt au BPS22, Charleroi (B)
James Ensor, Geraamten in travestie, 1894, (c)Antwerpen, The Phoebus Foundation
James Ensor, Geraamten in travestie (1894), © Antwerpen, The Phoebus Foundation