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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La Cédille qui sourit : o...
George Brecht, Robert Filliou, La Cédille qui sourit : offerings inattendus, 1967. Poster, ink, paper, 74 × 33 cm.
The Frozen Exhibition
Robert Filliou, The Frozen Exhibition, 1972. Mixed Media, felt stamped on cardboard, 20.5 x 31.5 x 0.5 cm.
Robert Filliou 'Mister Bl...
Robert Filliou, Robert Filliou 'Mister Blue from Day-to-Day / Herr Blau von Tag zu Tag', 1983. Book, ink, paper, 21 x 29.7 cm, language : English, German, publisher : Lebeer-Hossmann, Hamburg/Brussel.
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EXTRA MUROS: DE INTERNATI...
26 November 2011 - 29 January 2012.
L'Internationale is a European joint venture between five museums and artists’ archives - Moderna Galerija Ljubljana, M HKA, Van Abbe Museum,
15 October 2011 - 25 November 2011.
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Collectie Vlaamse Gemeens...
The M HKA holds works on permanent loan that were acquired with the budget of the Vlaamse Commissie voor Beeldende Kunst (Flemish Visual Art
Panamarenko, Jan Fabre, Vaast Colson, James Lee Byars, Gordon Matta-Clark, Robert Filliou, Jacques Lizène, Andrei Monastyrski, Hamlet Hovsepi
It is possible to borrow works from the M HKA’s collection under strict conditions in terms of security and climatic conditions. Loan takers