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Exhibition “TOMI UNGERER. L’Enfant terrible”

12/03/2022 h 26/06/2022 F Add to the calendar 2022-03-12 2022-06-26 Europe/London Exhibition “TOMI UNGERER. L’Enfant terrible”

Well known for his children’s books (the unforgettable Three robbers) and the famous Moon Man, etc.), Tomi Ungerer (1931-2019) was a giant in the world of design in the second half of the 20th century. The fruit of boundless curiosity and unstinting commitment, his work – sharp and incisive, provocative and ever-changing – ranged from political satire to erotic illustrations.

Ungerer grew up in Alsace under the Nazi occupation and bore the scars of this disturbed childhood for the rest of his life. In 1957, like many European artists, he went to try his luck in the United States, where he enjoyed success but also drew condemnation. A staunch defender of freedom of expression, he screamed out his vision of the world through his resolutely vehement and unnerving posters and illustrations. Settling first in Nova Scotia and then in Ireland, he never stopped exploring the many aspects of his creativity, producing a vast, prodigious and unclassifiable body of work.

As part of a partnership with the Musée Tomi Ungerer-Centre International de l’Illustration (Strasbourg), the Fondation Folon is delighted to invite visitors to discover this great artist in spring 2022. An outrageous exhibition, featuring around a hundred of Ungerer’s iconic drawings and posters, in which he pulls no punches.

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Folon Foundation, Drève de la Ramée 6A 1310 La Hulpe Folon Foundation

Well known for his children’s books (the unforgettable Three robbers) and the famous Moon Man, etc.), Tomi Ungerer (1931-2019) was a giant in the world of design in the second half of the 20th century. The fruit of boundless curiosity and unstinting commitment, his work – sharp and incisive, provocative and ever-changing – ranged from political satire to erotic illustrations.

Ungerer grew up in Alsace under the Nazi occupation and bore the scars of this disturbed childhood for the rest of his life. In 1957, like many European artists, he went to try his luck in the United States, where he enjoyed success but also drew condemnation. A staunch defender of freedom of expression, he screamed out his vision of the world through his resolutely vehement and unnerving posters and illustrations. Settling first in Nova Scotia and then in Ireland, he never stopped exploring the many aspects of his creativity, producing a vast, prodigious and unclassifiable body of work.

As part of a partnership with the Musée Tomi Ungerer-Centre International de l’Illustration (Strasbourg), the Fondation Folon is delighted to invite visitors to discover this great artist in spring 2022. An outrageous exhibition, featuring around a hundred of Ungerer’s iconic drawings and posters, in which he pulls no punches.

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Folon Foundation

Fifteen exhibition rooms to discover the many facets of the artist

20 minutes from Brussels, Folon has deposited some 500 works in the Castle Farm of La Hulpe.

Fifteen exhibition halls show his watercolors, paintings, engravings, objects, sculptures, posters and illustrations.

The original and interactive museography imagined by the artist takes you to discover the many facets of his art and his universe.

Music, light and other optical effects are mixed with the most beautiful creations of one of our great Belgian artists.

OGroups

Schools, students and groups of adults can visit the museum of the Foundation with our experienced guides. The foundation uses independent guides for adult visitors. Visiting hours were extended. This also applies to the available languages: French, Dutch, English, German, Spanish, Italian, sign language, etc. The foundation also organizes creative workshops that investigate the themes and techniques that Folon focuses on. The facilitator adjusts his speech and activities to the age group of the participants. The goal of the workshop is to have each participant make a work of art.

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JSchools

The Folon Foundation offers kits and educational files that you can use to get the most out of your free visit or class work. Themes: “Human rights and child” or “The environment”. Our experienced guides help you discover the secrets of the museum by adapting their visit to the age of the students.

Creative activities & workshops:
The watercolor workshops will enrich your visit to the museum so that you can creatively deal with the emblematic themes of Folon’s work.

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MCompanies

The Folon Foundation allows interested parties to book the location for a full-day event on the site of the Solvay park: conference or business seminar in our special seminar room, combined with team building, a cultural activity in the museum or a visit to the park focused on fauna and flora.

Private and night tours:
The galleries of the museum are also available for private tours. The private visit can be followed by a reception in the multifunctional area of ​​the Foundation.

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LPeople with specific needs

The Foundation, which welcomes thousands of visitors each year with physical or psychological vulnerabilities, can tailor its visits to specific requests.

Guided tours by people with disabilities who are staying in l’Essentiel.

“Folon within reach”: tactile and sensory guidance of the museum.

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Folon Foundation

Drève de la Ramée 6A
1310 La Hulpe

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