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Exceptional museum closure on Friday 19.04.2024



  • Exhibition

Opening show of the BPS22, The Worlds Turned Upside Down is a large collection of contemporary artworks that all borrowed some elements to popular and folk cultures. Folk traditions, ancestral customs, ancient legends and handiwork have always inspired artists of every era. Today's visual artists do not stray from that traditional path, regardless of their preferred medium (painting, sculpture, installation, video, photography, etc.).
Forty or so exceptional works by artists from all around the globe are assembled at the BPS22, in some cases showed for the first time in Europe.

Exhibition Curator: Pierre-Olivier Rollin

Artists: Marina Abramović, Carlos Aires, Ghada Amer, Kamrooz Aram, Art Orienté Objet, Marcel Berlanger, David Brognon & Stéphanie Rollin, Paulo Climachauska, Jeremy Deller & Alan Kane, Wim Delvoye, Gabriele Di Matteo, Jimmie Durham, Kendell Geers, Michel Gouéry, Tal Isaac Hadad, Carsten Höller, Mike Kelley, Gareth Kennedy, Emilio López-Menchero, Paul McCarthy, Johan Muyle, Amy O'Neill, Grayson Perry, Javier Rodriguez, Edward Saïd & Joe Scanlan,Yinka Shonibare MBE, Walter Swennen, Pascale Marthine Tayou, Boris Thiébaut, Gert & Uwe Tobias, Patrick Van Caeckenbergh, Eric van Hove, Raphaël Van Lerberghe, Joana Vasconcelos, Thierry Verbeke, Marie Voignier & Vassilis Salpistis, Ulla von Brandenburg.

In the program of Mons 2015, the European Capital of Culture.

26 September 2015 - 31 January 2016.
Open Monday - Sunday, 11:00-19:00.
For further information, please call +32 71 27 29 71 or email
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A production of BPS22 and the Mons 2015 Foundation in partnership with the Province of Hainaut, the City of Charleroi, the Wallonia-Brussels Federation and the Walloon Region.