1926 - 1987
Born in Sauve (FR), died in Les Eyzies (FR).
"L’art est ce qui rend la vie plus intéressante que l’art" - Robert Filliou
Robert Filliou was a French neo-Dadaist also involved in the Fluxus movement. Throughout his career, the “genius without talent” - as he described himself - has made films, actions poems, sculptures and performances. The vast number of editions and multiples were as important to Filliou as the ‘unique’ works allowing for the ludic, Fluxus-inspired element in his work to blossom. In 1978, Filliou jestingly reduces art’s relation to life to a simple mathematical formula stating that “art is a function of life plus fiction, with the fiction approximating zero”. Filliou has proposed in 1963 the celebration of “Art’s Birthday”, suggesting that art had been ‘born’ 1,000 years before, on January 17, a date which is also celebrated by the M HKA.
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Games at the Cedilla or t...
Robert Filliou, George Brecht, Games at the Cedilla or the Cedilla Takes Off , 1967. Book, ink, paper, 20.5 x 14 x 2 cm.
Robert Filliou - The Secr...
Robert Filliou, Robert Filliou - The Secret of Permanent Creation, 2016. Book, ink, paper, 24 x 19 cm, 200 p., language : English, publisher : Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen (M HKA), ISBN : 9789072828569.
La Joconde est dans les e...
Robert Filliou, La Joconde est dans les escaliers, 1968. Mixed Media, cardboard, oil, pastel, string, bucket, broom, floor cloth, 32.8 x 10.9 cm.
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15 October 2011 - 25 November 2011.
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Robert Filliou – Multiples
21 June 2003 - 21 August 2003.
Robert Filliou – multiples together with the people day collection Robert Filliou (°1926, Sauve; †1987, Lascaux, France) felt attracted to t
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Since the end of May 2002, the M HKA has strayed from the beaten track of museum catalogues. The M HKA does not consider a systematic thereof
humor & tragedie [humour ...
How do artists play with humour, tragedy and irony, and how do they express this? You will see that humour, in particular, is used to poke cr
The M HKA’s contemporary art collection has grown thanks to a combination of acquisitions, donations and long-term loans from various public