1926 - 1987
Died in Les Eyzies (FR), born in Sauve (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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Robert Filliou, Galerie Légitime, 1968-1970. Mixed Media, plexiglas translucent green, stamped and signed, white velvet, 48 x 68 x 58 cm.
AA Revue No.46
George Brecht, Robert Filliou, AA Revue No.46, 1972. Periodical, ink, paper, 22 × 28 cm.
Faim = Fin de la faim
Robert Filliou, Faim = Fin de la faim, 1962. Photography, pastel, glued papers and fabric on canvas with eyelets, 106 × 268.5 cm.
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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
Meeting Points 7 – Ten Th...
25 October 2013 - 16 February 2014.
Meeting Points is a multidisciplinary contemporary arts festival aimed at the contextualised presentation of art from the Arab world, organis
28 April 2017 - 05 April 2020.
For the first time, the M HKA will be able to present a permanent collection exhibition with iconic masterpieces from Flemish and internation
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Permanent Collection 2017...
REMARKABLE PRESENCES A collection grows organically. Aside from its main lines and core references, it is also made up of moments an