Jacques Charlier

Jacques Charlier - Une Rétrospective

14.10.2017 - 14.01.2018

La Panacée
Montpellier (F)

Solo-exhibition Jacques Charlier - Une Rétrospective 
curated by Nicolas Bourriaud
at La Panacée, Montpellier (F).

The Belgian artist Jacques Charlier is one of the pioneers of European conceptual art in which he has integrated humor and comics, but also a professional life and rock - he has released several post-punk albums at the end of the 1970s.
Starting from a critical sociology of the art world, Jacques Charlier evolved into a complex and unclassifiable art that evokes the spirit of Francis Picabia while anticipating the American art of the 1990s and especially Mike Kelley.
His work sheds a decisive light on the relations between Europe and the United States in the 1960s, before continuing with total eccentricity in relation to the art of his time.
This is the first retrospective of the artist in France.

Jacques Charlier

16.09.2016 - 25.09.2016

Metro Parc, Brussels (B)

The Brussels' underground is celebrating its 40th birthday with the first arts festival underground: Wunderground. Jacques Charlier is invited to occupy Metro Parc with posters and images from his mise-en-scènes that give an exceptional overview of more than 30 years of the artist's activity.

Catalogue Peinture pour Tous

27.02.2016 - 22.05.2016

Hornu (B)

Tentoonstellingscatalogus Jacques Charlier, Peintures pour tous.
Teksten van Denis Gielen, Laurent Busine en Sergio Bonati; gesprek met de kunstenaar. 
Kartonnen kaft, 27 x 21 cm, 96 pagina’s, 60 illustraties. 
ISBN 978-2-930368-65-8

Catalogue de l’exposition Jacques Charlier, Peintures pour tous.
Textes de Denis Gielen, Laurent Busine et Sergio Bonati, entretien avec l’artiste. 
Couverture cartonnée, format 27 x 21 cm, 96 pages, 60 illustrations.
ISBN 978-2-930368-65-8

MAC's, Hornu (B)

Peintures pour tous @MAC's

27.02.2016 - 22.05.2016

MAC's - Musée des Arts Contemporains au Grand-Hornu
Hornu (B)

Invited by MAC’s for a major exhibition dedicated to him, Jacques Charlier ironically responds with this advertising slogan: paintings for all! "Italian paintings", "fractal paintings" and "indescribable paintings" are the flagship titles of this jukebox-like exhibition. The aim? To show off their colours, and escape into this ‘radical eclecticism’ in the market, which artists who always use the same ‘tubes’ epitomise. A method? Caricature and pastiche which he administers in such a masterly fashion to the art world, like a spanking. His catchphrase? Spare the rod, spoil the child: because paintings enchant Charlier as much as they disillusion him.

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23.10.2014 - 19.04.2015

Romestraat 11, 8400 Oostende (B)

The Sea/De Zee is an exhibition that, just like a wave, cannot be pinned down: it builds up, breaks on the shore and leaves traces that the next wave will wash away. 
The Sea is an exhibition in dialogue with Ostend, spread out across several locations – a museum, a fishermen’s church, an old cinema, a hotel with sea view and other inspirational places. The Sea is a salut d’honneur to renowned curator Jan Hoet, who wanted to share his ownlast ode to the sea… with grand gestures and little stories.

Jacques Charlier - Lettre Océan (ou la peinture sous-marine), 1989

New Acquisition: Peinture Tragique, 1991


Oostende (B)

MuZee acquired the painting 'Peinture Tragique'_1991 by Jacques Charlier for the permanent collection of the museum.


11.10.2015 - 27.12.2015

Stavelot (B)

'... Seduced by the generous offer of the Triangle Bleu gallery of curating and presenting an exhibition, Jacques Charlier has made a selection of artists, both young and less young, who in their work remain insensitive to external pressures ... Recommended for lovers of the unexpected.' (Stephen Falk)

Galerie Triangle Bleu

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