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Exhibition

SEBASTIEN BONIN - DOCUMENTI

Friday
19
Jun 2020
Sunday
19
Jul 2020
  • Museum
Friday 12:00-18:00 Saturday & Sunday 10:00-18:00
EXPO : PLEIN TARIF 6.5
EXPO : Etudiant/Senior/Enseignant/Groupe/JAP/-26ans 5.5
EXPO : BOTACARTE 4.5
EXPO : FED + / ODYSSEE ACTIRIS 4.5
EXPO : DEM. D'EMPLOI 4.5
EXPO : HANDICAP 4.5
EXPO : CPAS 2.5
EXPO : MUSEUM PASS 0
EXPO : BRUSSELS CARD 0
EXPO : ENFANTS - 12 ANS 0
EXPO : HABITANTS DE SAINT-JOSSE ( le dimanche ) 0
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Extra information

OPENING HOURS

From 19 June to 19 July 2020
Friday: 12:00-18:00
Saturday: 10:00-18:00
Sunday: 10:00 – 18:00

HYGIENE & SAFETY:

• Disinfectant hand gel is provided;
• Masks are obligatory inside the Botanique (reception, ticket office, exhibition hall). Single-use masks are available for purchase at Botanique;
• Online booking is available and recommended, also for MuseumPass holders;
• Visits without booking are possible but, subject to space constraints (1 pers. / 15 m²), the reception desk will indicate whether you may enter;
• Payment by card is strongly advised;
• Visitors are to walk through the exhibition as directed, in order to avoid crossing paths with each other;
• The flow of visitors will be managed by our reception agents and guards; social distancing will apply in the queue at the entrance;
• All of the recommendations and health rules drawn up by the National Security Council will be followed to the letter.



OTHER SERVICES:

• The Museum bookshop is open;
• The Gallery, our second exhibition hall, will remain closed;
• The public may only access the reception area and the Museum;
• Cloakrooms are off-limits, toilets are available;
• The restaurant remains closed.

ANY QUESTIONS?

Drop us a line!! info@botanique.be

THE MUSEUM IS REOPENING!

The Botanique team and Sébastien Bonin are delighted to be able to welcome you back to the Museum to (re)discover "DOCUMENTI", an exhibition by Sébastien Bonin , extended from 19 June to 19 July.

While opening hours are reduced (Friday - Sunday), we will be implementing measures to ensure the best possible conditions during your visit.

If you’d like to benefit from this exclusive experience (35 visitors/hour), we advise you to book tickets online for a specific date and time. This also applies to holders of a MuseumPassMusée.

Below you will find detailed information regarding our safety measures and the services that will be available at Botanique.

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Two years of Sébastien Bonin’s work will be on display at the "DOCUMENTI" exhibition. Painted artwork and photograms will share their stories on the walls, as connoisseurs of the History of Painting revel in the experience of seeing each of his pieces portray small aspects of world art history and the legacy of the great Masters.

When

19 June 2020 to 19 July 2020

Where

  • Museum

Doors

Friday 12:00-18:00 Saturday & Sunday 10:00-18:00
Copyright Sébastien Bonin | Courtesy Michel Rein
" Sébastien Bonin has no time for the pretended rules of painting. Indifferent to the frantic pursuit of originality, he draws unashamedly and in full awareness on the history of art and culture. "
Charlotte Friling

Born in 1977 in Brussels, where he lives and works, Sébastien Bonin graduated from La Cambre art school. His work has previously been displayed at the CLEARING gallery (2013), Island (2012-2014-2019), BOZAR in The Belgian Six exhibition (2014), Wiels in UN-SCENE III (2015), the Museum of Ixelles (2017) and the Michel Rein gallery in Brussels in 2019.

He works as an artist, photographer and painter.

One of the general characteristics of his work can be found in the creative process. Rather than simply snapping shots, Bonin is a craftsman, manually constructing his pictures. By reclaiming, deconstructing and rearranging iconic images, Sébastien Bonin tampers with Art History; he is inspired by it, questions it and is unpretentious in his quest to further it.

In 2012, he experimented with photogram techniques to produce non-figurative images; these techniques are considered to be the predecessor of photography. By playing with filters that are usually reserved for cinema or theatre, the artist creates configurations using bold colours. The possibilities are endless and unique, thus allowing Bonin to bridge the gap between the work of a photographer and that of a painter. He literally paints with light.

Copyright Jean-Baptiste Friquet

The year 2015 marked a shift in Sébastien Bonin’s pieces: a new direction in which he turned to painting. This transition was magnificently displayed in the “Nychtéméral” exhibition at the Michel Rein gallery in January 2019.

However, the influence of photography remains present in Sébastien Bonin’s painted work: he may use the great painted masterpieces in Art History as a source of inspiration, but he also adapts their content by chopping them up, moving things around, and making certain aspects abstract, altering the original colours so that they echo the filtered colours of his photographic work. His painting borrows, extracts and redefines. 

Bonin’s pictorial sources come mainly from the 19th and 20th centuries. He dissects works of art, seeking to extract only the details and removing any content of a human form. Using expressive brush strokes of staunch assurance, the artist recreates the subjects on a small or large scale in some pieces. He blurs the lines in his approach to his artwork, “borrowing” and interchanging the titles he attributes to his pieces. In addition, the small landscapes or Still Lifes break from the norm and set the tone for large canvasses painted with Gesso. Some pieces mimic the format of an exhibition poster or even the cover of a well-known art book. Bonin’s game of “titles” reminds us of the surrealist humour of a Magritte, where words play on the image, tackling the content itself.

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Copyright Sébastien Bonin I Galerie Michel Rein
" Sébastien Bonin’s artwork is not about a senseless quest for something new, just to find novelty. Instead, his work pays an homage to the world of painting, to which he hopes to make a contribution of his own, never forgetting the rich heritage which came before him: the springboard which allows him to bound toward new possibilities. "
Claude Lorent, La Libre Belgique, Arts Libre, 16 Janvier 2019

It is clear, having looked at his sources of inspiration, that the artist also builds on his own beliefs and history. His encounter with painting, his opinions and visions of art, have set the groundwork for his own enigmatic language.

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Download here Le Petit atelier de Sébastien Bonin for your kids !  (in French)

Download here the guidebook.

guide du visiteur
Friday
19
Jun 2020
Sunday
19
Jul 2020
EXPO : PLEIN TARIF 6.5
EXPO : Etudiant/Senior/Enseignant/Groupe/JAP/-26ans 5.5
EXPO : BOTACARTE 4.5
EXPO : FED + / ODYSSEE ACTIRIS 4.5
EXPO : DEM. D'EMPLOI 4.5
EXPO : HANDICAP 4.5
EXPO : CPAS 2.5
EXPO : MUSEUM PASS 0
EXPO : BRUSSELS CARD 0
EXPO : ENFANTS - 12 ANS 0
EXPO : HABITANTS DE SAINT-JOSSE ( le dimanche ) 0
Buy tickets

Extra information

OPENING HOURS

From 19 June to 19 July 2020
Friday: 12:00-18:00
Saturday: 10:00-18:00
Sunday: 10:00 – 18:00

HYGIENE & SAFETY:

• Disinfectant hand gel is provided;
• Masks are obligatory inside the Botanique (reception, ticket office, exhibition hall). Single-use masks are available for purchase at Botanique;
• Online booking is available and recommended, also for MuseumPass holders;
• Visits without booking are possible but, subject to space constraints (1 pers. / 15 m²), the reception desk will indicate whether you may enter;
• Payment by card is strongly advised;
• Visitors are to walk through the exhibition as directed, in order to avoid crossing paths with each other;
• The flow of visitors will be managed by our reception agents and guards; social distancing will apply in the queue at the entrance;
• All of the recommendations and health rules drawn up by the National Security Council will be followed to the letter.



OTHER SERVICES:

• The Museum bookshop is open;
• The Gallery, our second exhibition hall, will remain closed;
• The public may only access the reception area and the Museum;
• Cloakrooms are off-limits, toilets are available;
• The restaurant remains closed.

ANY QUESTIONS?

Drop us a line!! info@botanique.be