As part of its retrospective on Belgian painter Roger Raveel, BOZAR will hold a special event on creative art criticism. This form of literary and journalistic criticism allows the author to break free of traditional descriptive restraints in favour of dense, creative critiques that can sometimes be as powerful as its subject matter. From 1945 to 1985, many leading Belgian writers, such as Louis Paul Boon, Marcel Broodthaers, Hugo Claus, Christian Dotremont and Jean Dypréau, distinguished themselves in this type of exercise. Their articles frequently appeared in the press, but also in monographs, catalogues and exhibition brochures.
The extraordinary day-long event will round off with a conversation with Roland Jooris, former curator of the Raveel Museum, as well as renowned poet and art critic.