Thursday, December 15

Marcel Broodthaers

La Conquête de l'espace, 1975
Wikipedia - "Marcel Broodthaers (28 January 1924 – 28 January 1976) was a Belgian poet, filmmaker and artist with a highly literate and often witty approach to creating art works. Broodthaers was born in Brussels, Belgium, where he was associated with the Groupe Surréaliste-revolutionnaire from 1945 and dabbled in journalism, film, and poetry. After spending 20 years in poverty as a struggling poet, at the end of 1963 he decided to become an artist and began to make objects. He performed the symbolic act of embedding fifty unsold copies of his book of poems Pense-Bête in plaster, creating his first art object. ..."
MoMA - Marcel Broodthaers: A Retrospective (Video)
NY Times: ‘Marcel Broodthaers,’ a Knot of Riddles in a MoMA Retrospective
New Yorker: Marcel Broodthaers’s Brussels, and Mine
artnet (Video)
YouTube: Fridericianum: Marcel Broodthaers, A Voyage on the North Sea (Marcel Broodthaers, 1974), Major Works at MICHAEL WERNER