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Exposition

KITSCH CATCH the Franco-Belgian golden age

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Thursday
24
Nov 2022
Sunday
15
Jan 2023
  • Galerie
12:00 > 18:00
TARIF NORMAL 3
TARIF RÉDUIT 2.5
Senior/Enseignant.e/-26 ans/Groupe adultes (min. 10)
TARIF SOCIAL 2
Demandeur d'emploi/handicap/CPAS/groupe scolaire
BILLETS D'ENTREES 0
Museum Pass/Brussels Card/-18ans/NH Hôtel Bloom/Subba Members/VIP/Concours
HABITANTS DE SAINT-JOSSE 0
(le dimanche uniquement)
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Extra information

Our exhibitions are visible from Wednesday to Sunday, from 12am to 8pm.

We will be closed on December 24 and 25, as well as on December 31 and January 1.

You can contact us by phone at 02/218.12.12, or by email at expos.edu@botanique.be, to request information about the various tours and activities offered.

CURATOR: BARNABE MONS

Held in the Galerie of Le Botanique, the exhibition "KITSCH CATCH the Franco-Belgian golden age" reveals some three hundred documents from Barnabé Mons’ collection. Through photographs, videos, and original posters dating from the 1940s to the 1990s, the exhibition offers a fascinating immersion into the world of Franco-Belgian wrestling.

When

24 November 2022 to 15 January 2023

Where

  • Galerie

Doors

12:00 > 18:00

Organiser

Botanique
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Our exhibition explores the bizarre world of Franco-Belgian wrestling: masks, sequins, and improbable pseudonyms form the backdrop for a fascinating journey of discovery. Using archive documents from the 1950s to the 1990s (promotional photographs, press documents, reports, posters), the exhibition showcases some of the celebrated and forgotten heroes of a discipline set on the edge between combat sports and theatre, and playfully addresses the themes of good and evil, anonymity and identity, violence and its simulacrum, morality and blasphemy. As a reminder of an era when derision was more acceptable, Franco-Belgian wrestling amazes as much as it entertains.

On the occasion of this exhibition, Le Botanique is pleased to present a new edition of Barnabé Mons and Jimmy Pantera’s book KITSCH CATCH.

A sociologist of the bizarre, pop archivist, rock singer, and exhibition curator, 47-year-old Barnabé Mons lives and works in northern France. He has organised thematic exhibitions on pictorial psychedelia, fan art, deviant embroidery, and Franco-Belgian wrestling. For more information, visit his website confusion.space 

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Collection Barnabé Mons
Thursday
24
Nov 2022
Sunday
15
Jan 2023
TARIF NORMAL 3
TARIF RÉDUIT 2.5
Senior/Enseignant.e/-26 ans/Groupe adultes (min. 10)
TARIF SOCIAL 2
Demandeur d'emploi/handicap/CPAS/groupe scolaire
BILLETS D'ENTREES 0
Museum Pass/Brussels Card/-18ans/NH Hôtel Bloom/Subba Members/VIP/Concours
HABITANTS DE SAINT-JOSSE 0
(le dimanche uniquement)
Buy tickets

Extra information

Our exhibitions are visible from Wednesday to Sunday, from 12am to 8pm.

We will be closed on December 24 and 25, as well as on December 31 and January 1.

You can contact us by phone at 02/218.12.12, or by email at expos.edu@botanique.be, to request information about the various tours and activities offered.

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