For the first time the exhibition Picturex will present to the public a vast selection of art works from the Proximus Art Collection. This project fits perfectly within the series of collection presentations that the museum organizes since 2007. By examining and exhibiting important private collections one can study the acceptance of contemporary art and the impact of the collector on the Belgian art scene. It is also a unique opportunity to discover significant private art patrimony!
The Proximus collection is one of the most important corporate collections in Belgium and is a fascinating display of the art production of the last four decades. A committee of art experts, consisting of art critics and curators, compiled the collection. Since 1996 they have brought together works of some hundred artists. Most of the works were given a place in the corridors and offices of the Brussels Proximus premises.
The exhibition Picturex focuses on contemporary photography and displays several photograph series from the collection. More than half of the works acquired by Proximus Art between 1996 and 2014 is photography and many artists who, in the last two decades, have made a difference with this medium are represented in the collection with a series of photographs. In addition to photography other art media are also represented in the collection. To show the diversity we decided to show some absolute masterpieces of our recent art history.
With works by John Baldessari, Lothar Baumgarten, Pierre Bismuth, Balthasar Burkhard, Jean-Marc Bustamante, Jan De Cock, Rodney Graham, Andreas Gursky, Seydou Keïta, Saul Leiter, Robert Mapplethorpe, Gabriel Orozco, Sigmar Polke, Thomas Ruff, Ana Torfs,en Marijke Van Warmerdam.