Heritage Days: visit of the exhibition "Building a dialogue"
The contemporary art collection of the National Bank of Belgium contains around 2,000 pieces, mainly the work of Belgian artists. For the first time in its history, the central bank is presenting a major selection from its collection in dialogue with works from its German counterpart, the Deutsche Bundesbank. The institution’s majestic Modernist banking hall, designed in the period just after the war, immediately after the works for the Nord-Midi railway junction, by Brussels architect Marcel Van Goethem (co-designer of the Citroën garage – now the KANAL-Centre Pompidou art museum), will serve as the backdrop for this first-of-its-kind event, which blends the big names and unique talents from the history of contemporary art of both countries. With works from Georg Baselitz, Marianne Berenhaut, Jörg Immendorff, Ann Veronica Janssens, Anselm Kiefer, Jacques Lizène, Michaël Matthys, A.R. Penck, Marthe Wéry and others.