Grande Ferito

RECALL SCULPTURE is an exhibition of tabletop sculptures from the 1950s to the 1970s. The works come from the collection of the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp (KMSKA), and were purchased at the biennials the Middelheim Museum organised since its inception.

These fifty small sculptures bear witness to the renewed creative and artistic freedom discovered by post-war artists. In addition, they are precursors of contemporary art, not least through their choice of subject and material. The sculptures are therefore coming home to the Middelheim in more ways than one. The museum is hosting the exhibition as part of the Dicht maar dichtbij (Closed but close by) programme of the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp, pending its reopening in 2019. Curator of the exhibition is Greta Van Broeckhoven, conservator art of the 20th century, KMSKA.

Among the exhibits, there’ll be the sculpture Grande Ferito (bronze), 1960 by Francesco Somaini, exposed at the VI Biennale of Middelhein in 1961 and then collection of the Koninklijk Museum.

Opening festivities on Saturday 28 October
28.10-2017 – 18.03.2018
October to March – 10 am to 5 pm
Closed on Mondays and 1 November

Middelheimlaan 61
2020 Antwerp – Belgium
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