SUPER DEMOCRACY - The Senate of Things

Three cultural institutions enter into a dialogue with the Belgian Senate during the exhibition SUPERDEMOCRACY, which is on display throughout October. BPS22 in Charleroi, BOZAR in Brussels and M HKA in Antwerp provide a cultural dimension to the Senate’s current issues.

1.10.2017 - 31.10.2017

Superdemocracy – The Senate of Things

Broodthaers farmanimals bps22 (c)image: BPS22, Charleroi
Les Animeaux de la ferme, 1974
Print , 81.9 x 60.3 cm
ink, paper

In Les Animaux de la ferme (1974), Broodthaers associates different breeds of cattle with car manufacturers, in the form of an educational or scientific manual on agricultural education. In reference to Magritte, he confronts words and images in the form of a game. In doing so, he undermines the logical basis of Western thought by disorganising the main vector of this culture: structured language.