1926 - 1987
Died in Les Eyzies (FR), born in Sauve (FR).
"L’art est ce qui rend la vie plus intéressante que l’art" - Robert Filliou
Robert Filliou was a French neo-Dadaist also involved in the Fluxus movement. Throughout his career, the “genius without talent” - as he described himself - has made films, actions poems, sculptures and performances. The vast number of editions and multiples were as important to Filliou as the ‘unique’ works allowing for the ludic, Fluxus-inspired element in his work to blossom. In 1978, Filliou jestingly reduces art’s relation to life to a simple mathematical formula stating that “art is a function of life plus fiction, with the fiction approximating zero”. Filliou has proposed in 1963 the celebration of “Art’s Birthday”, suggesting that art had been ‘born’ 1,000 years before, on January 17, a date which is also celebrated by the M HKA.
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Research in Child Language
Robert Filliou, Research in Child Language, 1973. Mixed Media, object, ink, paper, cardboard.
Research in Child Languag...
Robert Filliou, Research in Child Language (aïe!), 1970-1971. Mixed Media, ink, gouache, paper, cardboard.
La Cédille qui sourit
George Brecht, Robert Filliou, La Cédille qui sourit, 1969. Multiple, enlarged matchbox containing real matchbox, 16.3 × 20.6 × 2 cm.
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EXTRA MUROS: Tracés. Simi...
01 March 2012 - 31 March 2012.
TRACÉS. Similarities and dissonants was the upshot of a recycling project that started in 2010 in the recycling centre of Merksem. The centr
Robert Filliou – Multiples
21 June 2003 - 21 August 2003.
Robert Filliou – multiples together with the people day collection Robert Filliou (°1926, Sauve; †1987, Lascaux, France) felt attracted to t
The collection XXXIII – T...
07 June 2013 - 22 September 2013.
The character of a collection reflected the current priorities of the M HKA collection: the evaluation of Antwerp’s avant-garde tradition; th
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It is possible to borrow works from the M HKA’s collection under strict conditions in terms of security and climatic conditions. Loan takers
NU TE ZIEN
The M HKA collection is built around three approaches to art: image, action and society. While generally works cannot be classified exclusive