Born in Roeselare (BE), lives in Lovendegem (BE).
Lili Dujourie (° 1941) studies both painting and sculpture at the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, but without graduating. Dujourie is both a solitary and a seminal figure in Belgian art since the late sixties. Her work is rich in variation – of materials and techniques, of references to different periods in art history – but also remarkably consistent in its insistence on the emotional and cerebral precision that is particular to visual art.
In the late sixties and early seventies Dujourie engages mostly with recent and contemporary American art (abstract, minimal, conceptual), which is then the dominant force in the world of art, and formulates a critical reflection on it.
The 17 videos Dujourie made in 1972–1981 are another key part of her oeuvre. The series begins with the five versions of Hommage à… (1972), which establishes Dujourie as a proponent of both feminist and feminine aesthetics. In the seventies she also works with collages: sometimes using images from magazines, sometimes torn pieces of coloured paper.
From the early eighties onwards Dujourie works with a progression of distinct and sometimes very demanding materials: velvet, marble, lead, plaster, ceramics, steel, papier mâché etc. The Flemish ‘primitives’ of the fifteenth century and the baroque painters of the seventeenth century are an important inspiration for her ‘wall sculptures’, featuring carefully constructed cascades of velvet drapery in strong colours.
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Stilleven [Still Life]
Lili Dujourie, Stilleven [Still Life], 1976. Collage, collage on paper, 4 x ( 390 X 300 mm).
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The collection XXIX – Spi...
20 January 2012 - 29 April 2012.
Curated by Bart De Baere, Jan De Vree, Anders Kreuger (M HKA) en Charles Esche and Steven ten Thije (Van Abbe Museum) Spirits of In
Visite - Kunstenparcours ...
28 September 2013 - 13 October 2013.
De Ververij, a cultural centre in Ronse, has devised a challenging art-route through the center of the city featuring top textile designs fro
Sanguine/Bloedrood. Luc T...
01 June 2018 - 16 September 2018.
During the cultural city festival Antwerp Baroque 2018. Rubens inspires, Luc Tuymans confronts the genius of Baroque masters with the vision
Museum in Motion
16 September 2022 - 08 January 2023.
As the Flemish fine arts collection finally regains its place in the extensively renovated KMSKA (Royal Museum of Fine Arts), the Flemish Com
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The M HKA’s contemporary art collection has grown thanks to a combination of acquisitions, donations and long-term loans from various public