Hyperrealism Sculpture. Ceci n'est pas un corps

Opening: 22 Nov 2019, 09:30 - 18:00

22 Nov 2019 – 3 May 2020

Event times

Tuesday to Friday: 9:30 am to 6 pm
Weekends: 10 am to 6 pm

Cost of entry

Adults: €15 (other prices: website)

La Boverie

Wallonia, Belgium


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‘Hyperrealism Sculpture. Ceci n’est pas un corps’ is an exhibition on hyperrealism, an art movement that began in the United States in the 1970s, presented in La Boverie (Liège). The exhibition is a coproduction between Tempora, IKA, Demeter and the City of Liège.


‘Hyperrealism Sculpture. Ceci n'est pas un corps' presents a series of hyperrealistic sculptures that undermine our vision on art. Reality, art or copy? The hyperrealist artist abandons the abstract and tries to create the most accurate representation of nature possible. They depict the human body so realistically that viewers start to wonder whether it is real. In this way, the works of art create a feeling of alienation, without losing any of their meaning.

The subtitle of the exhibition refers to René Margritte's famous work 'Ceci n'est pas une pipe', which questions the relationship between art and reality. The artists, who are exhibited in La Boverie, strive to depict the human body as faithfully and vividly as possible.

Why can't you miss this international exhibition? 

- The exhibition gathers more than 50 hyperrealistic sculptures by the greatest artists in contemporary art: George Segal, Ron Mueck, Maurizio Cattelan, Berlinde De Bruyckere, Duane Hanson, John De Andrea... 

- La Boverie is part of a world tour. In the Kunsthal Rotterdam, the exhibition already attracted no less than 230,000 visitors in three months' time!


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