As part of the bicentenary of the University of Liège, the Centre for Partnership and Cooperation in the Development of the University of Liège (PACODEL) is organising, in collaboration with the Museums of the City of Liège, a conference, a symposium and an exhibition concerning the theme of healers in Africa.
The Curtius Museum hosts a remarkable exhibition of pieces by the Antheit artist Paul Delvaux (1897–1994). The “From tomorrow to Delvaux” exhibition inaugurates the Grand Curtius’ temporary exhibition halls. The exhibition showcases Paul Delvaux’s favourite domain: stations, trains and trams. The exhibition will present an exceptional collection of paintings, watercolours, sketches and artefacts that belonged to Delvaux. The pieces that are exhibited come from museums in Belgium and overseas (including Japan and USA), the Delvaux Foundation in Saint-Idesbald and private collections.
Europalia is the biennial arts and culture festival. This multi-disciplinary festival focuses on a guest country. For its 40th anniversary, the organisers have chosen an incredibly expansive country with a thousand-year-old culture: China. Five countries and 75 European cities will host exhibitions, concerts, conferences or film screenings themed around the Middle Empire.
With more than 120 works from public and private collections – both Belgian and European – this Liège retrospective brings together the various facets of Raoul Ubac's talent, from his first surrealism-inspired photographs to the last cut stone, which was unfinished at the time of the artist's death in 1985.
"For a long time, my painting has expressed my warped relationship with the human being, this creature that is as hateful as it is admirable, both repulsive and attractive, frightful and adorable, in its behaviours and aspirations. […] I became tired of man and depicting him, when I discovered a fondness for the cow.