The Metro, an underground Gallery The User metro welcomes KANAL-Centre Pompidou

Posted on 04.12.2019

Museums

The Yser metro station welcomes the works of Eva Le Roi, a series of drawings of the artist, representing the architectural elements of KANAL – Centre Pompidou nearby.

During the renovation work and waiting for the reopening of KANAL in its final form – Centre Pompidou, the STIB, Bruxelles Mobilité and the KANAL foundation, have decided to collaborate in order to offer exhibitions in the Yser metro station, entrance to public transport to the new museum dedicated to modern and contemporary art as well as architecture.

THE KANAL UNDERGROUND PROJECT

The « KANAL UNDERGROUND » project aims to make “walk down” art in the metro station nearest to you.

A permanent exhibition space, recently installed in the corridor of the station leading to the exit towards KANAL – Centre Pompidou, is made available by the museum which will welcome, during the 3 following years, different original works or reproductions of art works.

These are the drawings of Eva Le Roi, artist born in 1987, designer and teacher at the Catholic University of Louvain, who will inaugurate this first exhibition.

The metro, an underground gallery

The metro represents the biggest underground art gallery in Brussels. Today, there are more than 90 works of art which personalise the platforms, mezzanines and corridors of 69 pre-metro and metro stations.  Sculptures, paintings, photographs, stained-glass windows, steel, canvas, glass, wood, all kinds and all materials are represented there.  A new guide “L’art dans le metro” (Art in the metro) invites passengers, art lovers and those who are curious, to go to see the many artworks which enrich the Brussels’ metro, through four routes.

Kanal Centre Pompidou Bruxelles

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