New exhibition at the Villa Empain in Brussels! The Boghossian Foundation highlights Heliopolis, birthplace of a new city built entirely from scratch by the Belgian industrialist Edouard Empain at the dawn of the twentieth century. Now a part of the vast Egyptian capital, Heliopolis was born of a dream, one which has always brought to mind the city of the same name in Ancient Egypt. Nearly a hundred Egyptian antiquities, ancient works and 20th century objects have been selected by the curators Marie-Cécile Bruwier and Florence Doyen. The exhibition invites the visitor to rediscover the influence of the ancient city as well as the famous Baron’s founding company. A visionary and patron of the arts, Baron Empain was also Louis Empain’s father, who built the Villa Empain.
Curators: Marie-Cécile Bruwier, Florence Doyen
FROM 28 MARCH TO 18 AUGUST 2019
BOGHOSSIAN FOUNDATION – VILLA EMPAIN
Centre for art and dialogue between Eastern and Western cultures
Avenue Franklin Roosevelt 67
B – 1050 Brussels