Due to its overwhelming success the exhibition has been extended until Sunday 22 July.*


10 years on from his death and 50 years since May 1968, BOZAR is putting on an exhibition devoted to Flanders' most acclaimed author: Hugo Claus. This multidisciplinary exhibition portrays Claus in all his facets: author, painter, theatre maker and film director. Yet it isn't a traditional overview of a life and an oeuvre. Curator Marc Didden has put together a highly personal exhibition with love – con amore – which is not about Claus, but for Claus. An original portrait involving carefully selected archive footage, photos, excerpts of text and works of art by, amongst others, Appel, Raveel and Ensor, but also contemporary artists such as Borremans, De Cordier, Dillemans en Vanriet. And there is the close link between Claus and the Centre for Fine Arts, where he first exhibited in 1959, took part in the legendary ‘Poëzie in het Paleis’ (‘Poetry in the Palace’) in 1966 and led an evening of protest against censorship in May 1968.

Don't miss the literary evening For Claus, with love, on March 19, exactly 10 years on from his death.

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  • Make the most of your visit with the Spring Pass!

    For just € 25 you can visit the exhibitions Dirk BraeckmanFernand LégerSpanish Still Life and Hugo Claus whenever you want (please note that the exhibitions have different closing dates), until 3 June 2018. Interested?

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  • Jeune Claus à Parijs © Henny Riemens

    Hugo Claus, Con Amore, extended until 22.07.2018

    Due to its overwhelming success the exhibition has been extended until Sunday 22 July.

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Ongoing and forthcoming