Press Release of Louma Salamé, Curator

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. It is the primordial matrix, a prerequisite for life.

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



International exhibitions

International Archives 2nd half of 2023


Boghossian Foundation, Brussels (Belgium)

18.10.2024 - 10.03.2024




Set in the breath-taking Art Deco walls of the Villa Empain, Water proposes a myriad of unique artistic approaches by artists exploring a 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.

Building a program around awakening the senses, constructing a relationship that is both aesthetic, cerebral, sensory, situationist, and relational with works of art and environments is at the heart of the artistic programming of the Boghossian Foundation.

With the intention of restoring intimacy to the heart of the visit, providing visitors with the opportunity to interact with the artworks and feel at home at Villa Empain, the exhibition invites the public to a memorable sensory experience. An approach that lies at the core of the Foundation's actions, contributing to the creation of emotional and sensory memories.

In collaboration with public and private partners, both in Belgium and around the world, the exhibition aims to uphold the idea that water is like light, the very essence of what distances us from darkness.

Artists : Geneviève Asse, Patrick Bailly-Maître-Grand, Taysir Batniji, 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 réalisé par Oan Kim et Brigitte Bouillot.

Kim Tschang-Yeul, Goutte d’eau, 1989 (détail)

Kim Tschang-Yeul, Goutte d’eau, 1989 (détail)

Exhibition 18 October 2023 - 10 March 2024. Boghossian Foundation, Villa Empain, Avenue Franklin Roosevelt, 67 - 1050 Brussels (Belgium). T. +32 2 627 52 30. Hours : From Tuesday to Sunday, from 11 am to 6 pm. Open on public holidays except on Mondays, January 1 and December 25





Water, Boghossian Foundation, Brussel, Belgium

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