Céleste Boursier-Mougenot and Carel Willink at Museum Voorlinden

This room is a great example of why I love Museum Voorlinden (@museumvoorlinden). The combination of an installation by a French musician/artist who turned a grand piano into a billiards-table, a self-portrait by well know Dutch (magic) realist painter Carel Willink, a photograph by Hungarian (but mostly Parisian) photographer Brassaï (not in shot) and a photograph by Belgian artist Dirk Braeckman. And 2 other works that aren’t even in this post. All put together in a room I would want to live in!

French installation artist Céleste Boursier-Mougenot works on the intersection of music and visual arts, uniting the musical and the visible. Trained as a composer, Boursier-Mougenot creates circumstances for musical situations. Like the sound of the chain-reaction that is a billiards game. Built on top of a disused grand piano.

Behind it is one of the 20 self portraits Carel Willink created and he personally liked this one best. In his own words: “a gentleman who looks willing to accept life with optimism!”

👨‍🎨 Céleste Boursier-Mougenot (b. 1961)
🖼️ Karambolage (2013)
👨‍🎨 Carel Willink (1900-1983)
🖼️ Zefportret met hoed (Self portrait with hat) (1930)
👨‍🎨 Dirk Braeckman (@dirk.braeckman) (b. 1958)
🖼️ B.I.-B.I.-17 2 (2017)
🏛️ Museum Voorlinden
🎟️ Listen to your eyes
📅 November 19 – undisclosed