The Spinoza Car is the work of Thomas Hirschhorn, a big admirer of the famous Dutch philosopher Baruch Spinoza. Using the car as a medium, the artists is work using two kinds of elements, the profane and the spiritual reverberate the heart of Spinozist’s work in his quest for truth. The spiritual can be seen expressed through through the books and other objects bearing messages. The profane here is depicted the countless glasses taped to the car.
The car is exposed in the Horta hall of theBozar between 26 Feb â€™21 â€” 30 May â€™21
Below are a few pictures of this very interesting piece of art:
Art Brussels, has grown to become one of the most renowned contemporary Art expo of Europe. Since it’s inception in 1968, the galleries have multiplied, innovated, proposed a range of very trendy creations. The latest 37th edition offered it’s 25 000 visitors impressive numbers: 150 galleries representing over 2000 artists all four corners of the world.
The galleries are split into four main areas, The upcoming artists are highlighted under DISCOVERY. The PRIME section, is for the more established international artists. The all new INVITED area showcases a younger generation of international galleries that have a bold and pioneering approach to art that attempt to put into the question our traditional art gallery models.REDISCOVERY, focuses on 20th century art, this section presents artists, either living or otherwise deceased, who are have been under-recognized or forgotten by their peers.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic had cancelled this year’s 38th Edition I wanted to share a selection of my favorite works of art from their last exhibit as seen below:
After Madrid and Lisbon, Brussels is next in hosting from April 21 to July 15, the 2010 Mexican traveling exhibition Nuestros silenciosa. Made by sculptor and artist Rivelino it was launched to promote the bicentennial anniversary of Mexico’s independence. Composed of 10 busts in bronze and an 11th, special “touch” box for the blind it’s theme is about Freedom of expression.
The sign of a former tavern in this neighborhood, it perpetuates the memory of six young jokers seeking zwanzes (a Flemish word for pranks) under the harsh rule of the Spanish Duke of Alba. Examples of their efforts included replacing holy water in the churches with ink and attaching old ladies attending Mass to one another with pins … But the pranks finally ended the day they threw a jar of soot in the face of Jean Vargas, one of Alba’s collaborators. Arrested, they were sentenced to death and hung. Today, the tradition continues because if you examine the sign closely, you’ll see that it only includes four young men, as if some joker had kidnapped the two others in order to upset historians, and who can tell, perhaps one day transform this sign into that of the four Amon sons, of the street just around the corner.
Location of tavern sign at rue des Six-Jeunes-Hommes :