Since the late 1960s, the painter Jean Glibert (Brussels, 1938) has been working in a creative way close to that of an architect. He intervenes on the constructive image of the environment, showing tractions, pushes, tensions, rhythms; form and matter are not autonomous; color is not thought of as a coating; light is much more than an illumination: form, matter, color and light always play a role in the organization and the sensible qualities of space.
JEAN GLIBERT - Peintre en bâtiment (House Painter) is more than a retrospective. The designers of the show worked closely with the artist to define the scenographic device living space for art interventions that dialogue with the architecture of the Palace of Fine Arts designed by Victor Horta. The exhibition also address the methodological work of Jean Glibert, illustrated by collections of objects and series of photographs to be presented on this occasion.
Curators: Emmanuel De Meulemeester, Michel De Visscher and Laurent Jacob.
This exhibition is an initiative of Alda Greoli, Minister of Culture, produced by the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles (General Administration of Culture / Direction of Contemporary Visual Arts / Architecture).