19 Oct 2023 - 10 Mar 2024


Boghossian Foundation


From the earliest times to the present day, water has always been a source of fascination and inspiration due to its vital and spiritual dimension. Indeed, the relationship between living beings and the world is formed by water.

The Boghossian Foundation presents the exhibition Water, a poetic and emotional exploration into the oeuvre of South Korean artist Kim Tschang-Yeul, renowned for his depictions of water droplets. The exhibition tackles the various manifestations of water through 50 contemporary artworks and in situ installations by artists from all backgrounds.

Set in the breathtaking Art Deco walls of the Villa Empain, Water invites 26 artists to explore this timeless and universal theme. From the smallest droplet of water to the vastness of the ocean, Water explores the ever-changing states of water and the different ways it is used by artists summoning different aesthetic, poetic, sensory or political approaches.

With the intention of restoring intimacy into the heart of the visit, the exhibition calls on visitors to create sensitive, cellular emotions and memories.

Geneviève Asse, Patrick Bailly-Maître-Grand, Bianca Bondi, Daniel Buren, Yves Chaudouët, José Dávilla, Olafur Eliasson, Jean-Michel Folon, Nadia Guerroui, Ann Veronica Janssens, Elizaveta Konovalova, Elias Kurdy, Olivier Leroi, Céline Pagès & Christine Marchal, Asunción Molinos Gordo, Benoît Pype, Walid Raad, Philippe Ramette, Benjamin Rossi, Marion Schutz, Léon Spilliaert, Kim Tschang- Yeul, Félicien Umbreit, Bill Viola, Bao Vuong, Jenny Ymker, Jeff Zimmerman.

Film Kim Tschang-Yeul. L’homme qui peint des gouttes d’eau directed by Oan Kim and Brigitte Bouillot.

Press release from Boghossian Foundation

Image: Céline Pagès and Christine Marchal. La valse des méduses. 2023. Installation view of Water at Boghossian Foundation, Brussels, 2023. Photography by Silvia Cappellari. Image courtesy of Boghossian Foundation