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Due to the consequences of the fire on January 18, BOZAR unfortunately has to close the doors of the exhibition HOTEL BEETHOVEN permanently. If you already bought a ticket for this exhibition, you can find all the information here.

 

250 years after his birth, Ludwig van Beethoven is more than ever an icon. In the midst of all the celebrations to mark his birthday, BOZAR opens the doors of the HOTEL BEETHOVEN.

This exhibition about the composer, his music and his ideas will look at how Beethoven remains relevant to us today. An exceptional musical innovator, he also provides a springboard for questions about the democratic and physical power of sound. How can we listen with our bodies when hearing is not an option? If art can change the way in which we see the world, can it also change the way in which we listen? How do visual artists translate sounds and music into images, movements and lines?


From popular culture to conceptual art, from 1770 to 2020, including manuscripts and instruments alongside work by artists such as Antoine Bourdelle, Andy Warhol, Katie Paterson and John Baldessari, HOTEL BEETHOVEN is a time-travelling musical mix of different eras and points of view. So put down your suitcase and stop for a while to meet people, art and ideas from all over the world around a universal icon. Welcome to HOTEL BEETHOVEN.

 

Exhibition organized in collaboration with the Bundeskunsthalle Bonn in the framework of the German Presidency of the Council of the European Union and the commemoration year BTHVN 2020. Funded by the German Minister of State for Culture and the Media.

 

​​​​​​​Can't wait to visit this exhibition? You can already take a virtual dive via our 3D scans.

Did you know?

  • Our exhibition spaces reopen on December 1

    We are very pleased to tell you that the exhibitions at BOZAR have reopened!

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  • Hotel Beethoven: A World Theatre

    With a major exhibition, numerous concerts, and a string of talks and literary events, birthday boy Beethoven is definitely the centre of attention at BOZAR this autumn. The ever changing icon is also the subject of 6 radically contemporary visual interpretations by artists from all over the world. The series of short films kicks off with a live-streamed event on September 29, 2020.

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  • Livestreams

    Beethoven - From Ear to Here

    What do orchestra director Philippe Herreweghe, writer Claudia Durastanti and psychiatrist Dirk De Wachter have in common? Undoubtedly, their passion for Beethoven’s music! The conference series Beethoven. From Ear to Here provides a kaleidoscope of perspectives. From the standpoint of Beethoven and his work, ten leading figures from wide-ranging backgrounds will reflect on the role of art in society, on artist engagement, and on listening and its role in democracy. The multiple viewpoints will give rise to a subjective and nuanced portrait of the German composer, as the world marks his 250th anniversary in 2020. The eight conferences will provide an in-depth look at Beethoven’s iconic stature and put his work into a present-day perspective.

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  • THEME 1: UNLEASH YOUR CREATIVITY

    EXPLORE OUR FAMILY ACTIVITIES AROUND BEETHOVEN

    This winter, take a family dive into the musical world of Beethoven. Our guides Laryssa, François and Adi have put together 3 thematic activity sheets – they will be available one at a time – about the Hotel Beethoven exhibition. Have a look at the first one and unleash your boundless creativity!

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  • THEME 2: FOCUS ON YOUR SENSES

    EXPLORE OUR FAMILY ACTIVITIES AROUND BEETHOVEN

    This winter, take a family dive into the musical world of Beethoven. Our guides Laryssa, François and Adi have put together 3 thematic activity sheets – they will be available one at a time – about the Hotel Beethoven exhibition. Try out this second activity sheet and explore the fascinating world of the senses!

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  • Theme 3: The Myth of Beethoven

    EXPLORE OUR FAMILY ACTIVITIES AROUND BEETHOVEN

    This winter, take a family dive into the musical world of Beethoven. Our guides Shahin, Laryssa, François and Adi have put together 3 thematic activity sheets about the Hotel Beethoven exhibition. Have a look at the third one and explore new perspectives on Beethoven in order to better understand the myth around this great musician and his influence on artistic creation.

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