Hyperrealism Sculpture - Ceci n'est pas un corps

Until 2nd August

From this Tuesday 19 May, La Boverie can once again open its main doors. The outstanding exhibition ‘Hyperrealism Sculpture. Ceci n’est pas un corps’ has been extended until Sunday 2 August 2020.

Everything has been arranged at La Boverie to welcome you under the recommended health conditions. To ensure these are observed, and for your visit to be as pleasant as possible, we are proceeding in stages:

  • The permanent collection is not open for the time being.

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Hyperrealism Sculpture - Ceci n'est pas un corps

"Hyperrealism" is an art movement that began in the United States in the 1970s. Shunning abstraction, the hyperrealist artist seeks to achieve a meticulous representation of nature, to the point that observers sometimes wonder if they are in the presence of living bodies. The works are sometimes amusing, sometimes disturbing, but always meaningful.

With a selection of some forty hyperrealist sculptures by leading international artists (Paul McCarthy, George Segal, Ron Mueck, Maurizio Cattelan, Berlinde De Bruyckere, Duane Hanson, John De Andrea, and others) the exhibition “Ceci n’est pas un corps. Hyperrealism – Sculpture” will illustrate the evolution of the human figure in the works of hyperrealist sculptors from the 1970s to the present day. The selection will highlight different key issues in this approach to figurative realism and show how our perception of the human body has continuously evolved.

Admission to the exhibition :

Adults : €15
Senior citizens (65+) : €13
Children (6-18) and students : €8
Children (-6 years) : free
Families (2 adults + 2 children) : €38

Admission to the exhibition + the permanent collection (not opened yet)

Adults : 17€
Senior citizens (65+) & groups: 15€
Chidren (6-18 years), Students : 8€
Family deal (2 adults + 2 children): 38€
Children (-6 years) : free