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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Robert Filliou, Emmett Williams, Poème collectif, 1968. Book, ink, paper, 13.5 x 11 cm.
The Kingdom of Arts is In...
Robert Filliou, The Kingdom of Arts is Inside You, 1974. Mixed Media, felt pen on anathomical plance mounted on wood, 125 x 175 x 6 cm.
A selection from 1000 bas...
Robert Filliou, A selection from 1000 basic Japanese Poems/ein Sublimat aus 1000 Gedichte japanisch, 1971. Book, ink, paper, 21 x 13 cm, 80 p..
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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
EXTRA MUROS: Visite Borne...
03 May 2014 - 25 May 2014.
Under the umbrella term Visite, the M HKA – in collaboration with LOCUS, the hub for libraries, cultural and community centres and local cult
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"... They cannot be reduced. They’re not representable. The claim of the complexity of their design is irreducible. They never give the impre
Aanwinsten 2016 [Acquisit...
M HKA built up a substantial art collection from the former Soviet Union through earlier commitments in various movements, which can be used