‘Hocus Focus’

30 Mar. →
29 June'23

At the invitation of Michel François, former exhibition warden Philippe Bertels guides you through his exhibition

The heritage warden steps out of his anonymous role! Once upon a time, Philippe Bertels was one of the many almost invisible guardians of the exhibitions and artworks at the Centre for Fine Arts. He wrote a novel about his experiences, titled Le Gardien (The Warden, 2016). At the invitation of Michel François, he now returns to Bozar for a tour of his exhibition. From his role as heritage warden, Bertels takes you inside the exhibition to restore the creative importance of cross-pollination between artworks, artists, guides, and visitors. It offers a unique glimpse into the mind of a silent witness to the past and present of the Centre for Fine Arts. 

Practical information


BOZAR/Centre for Fine Arts

Rue Ravenstein 23 1000 Brussels


  • French

Sound level

Level 1 ≤ 85 db

With a ticket for this event, you also have access to the nocturne of Michel François that same evening.

Be sure to book ahead as there are only 20 tickets for each séance. 



10 -

< 30 year

8 -


8 -

EU Disability card

8 -

Groups > 15 pers.

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