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Costa Lefkochir 1987 - 2017

Paintings – sculptures- installations
 

From Greece to Africa, Palestine to India, the Middle East to France and Belgium, discover the inspiration of the artist Costa Lefkochir. A unique journey through two hundred paintings, sculptures, artefacts, photo installations and videos, this is the result of thirty years of creativity.

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The Orient Express

The Orient Express is a legendary name that has continued to inspire writers and film-makers, as evidenced by the recent release of Kenneth Branagh's latest film, "Murder on the Orient Express”, based on the novel by Agatha Christie.

The Queen Elisabeth Medal

In May 2020, the Grand Curtius is Highlighting this medal portraying Queen Elisabeth, originally intended, during the World War I, to reward anyone who has devoted a year to war reliefs. The medal, with a red cross under the ribbon, was intended especially for health care workers and nurses whose quiet devotion and sacrifice greatly helped to ease the suffering of many sick and wounded.

The Ramayana by Samhita Arni and Moyna Chitrakar

A few days before the celebration of the International Women's Rights Day, the Grand Curtius honors this revisiting of the Ramayana, a true pillar of the Hindu religion, contesting the achievements of King Ramah as well as the reputation of his wife, judged guilty of a fault she had not committed. By giving him the floor and the opportunity to give his version of the facts, the artists Samhita Arni and Moyna Chitrakar revisit the violence suffered by women yesterday and today, and stand against the male oppression that has so far guided the reading of the events recounted in the epic.

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De demain à Delvaux

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.

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Europalia China

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.