A new exhibition "Histoire de ne pas rire", is born !

With the year 2024 commemorating 100 years of Surrealism, the Bozar museum opens its doors for an exceptional exhibition dedicated to the famous Belgian avant-garde movement. Visitors will have the opportunity to (re)discover no less than 60 years of Surrealist activity, brought together for the first time in a single venue.


This is a rare opportunity to plunge into the deepest recesses of the imagination of René Magritte, the driving force behind surrealism, and to lose oneself in his dreamlike landscapes while unraveling the mysteries of his most famous works.
The public will also have the chance to admire emblematic masterpieces by renowned artists such as Jane Graverol, Marcel Mariën, Rachel Baes, Leo Dohmen and Paul Delvaux, as well as Max Ernst, Yves Tanguy, Salvador Dalí, Giorgio De Chirico and many others, providing a comprehensive overview of surrealism in Belgium.


Through the bold pamphlets of poet Paul Nougé, the main theme of this exhibition, Belgium’s singular Surrealists went beyond pure aesthetics, aiming to transform the world with their subversive art. The exhibition also traces the politico-historical context of the period, which had a real influence on the art. Particular attention is also given to the international contacts of Surrealist artists, as well as to the important women artists of the movement.

For art lovers and the curious alike, this exhibition is a not-to-be-missed event. Whether you’re a fan of Magritte, Surrealism or discovering this movement for the first time, “Histoire de ne pas rire. Surrealism in Belgium” promises an unforgettable experience that will push back the boundaries of your imagination. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to immerse yourself in a fascinating world of Belgian culture.


Come to Bozar and let yourself be enchanted by the magic of surrealism !


Where: BOZAR / Palais des Beaux-Arts, 23 Rue Ravenstein – 1000 Brussels.
When? From February 21 to June 16, 2024.
Tickets on sale here : Bozar.