THEATRE of the VOID
After the prestigious Tate Liverpool, BOZAR welcomes the exhibition of the renowned French artist Yves Klein in the spring of 2017. Klein, famous for his ultramarine monochromes, produces works that are interpretations of his ideas on spiritual infinitude and his penchant for mystic rituals. His exceptional visual pieces and spectacular performances were forerunners of the happening and body art. This exhibition explores his ground-breaking oeuvre through unseen masterpieces and rarely-exhibited visual works.
Klein frequently quoted Bachelard’s statement, “First there is nothing, then there is a deep nothing, then there is a blue depth.” Art and Alchemy
‘In other words, Klein’s thinking had nothing to do with Duchamp. It was rooted instead in the Symbolist mysticism of the Theosophist-turned-Rosicrucian Max Heindel, who in 1909 published a treatise called The Rosicrucian Cosmo-Conception.’ Art and Alchemy
Like Joseph Beuys a few years later, Klein saw himself as a shaman, an architect of souls, a Napoleon of the spirit. – Art and Alchemy
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