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The Art et marges museum is forced to close for renovation. Reopening on 03.09. Please plan your visit accordingly.


How do art brut artists talk about money? Is money present in their work, and in what forms?

Based on this seemingly 'simple and basic' thematic approach, this expo aims to “talk cash” about the material situation of artists considered to be on the margins by their society. The exhibition brings together works from various Belgian and French collections and highlights creations by artists represented by the Parisian Galerie du moineau écarlate.

Curators: Céline Delavaux and Eric Gauthier from the Galerie du moineau écarlate (Parijs), in collaboration with the Art et marges museum.

With the support of COCOF, La Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, La Ville de Bruxelles, le CPAS de Bruxelles, Ricoh, Musiq3, Invicta Art, in collaboration with



Like a K-Way from the 1980s, the ART ET MARGES MUSEUM turns itself inside out to unfold an expanse of colours and shapes that you never knew existed! At the bottom, a warning from Jean Dubuffet, the inventor of Art brut: “You will have to find another designation”. The letter dates from 1984. With this terminological marker in place, Art en marge began its search for art that grows on the edges. Since then, the association has become the ART ET MARGES MUSEUM. How did its collection develop, how have its ambitions evolved, and what about the whole field around it, filled with all the names born of the Dubuffetian ban? Some answers can be found in this exhibition, which will evolve throughout the year.

The ART ET MARGES MUSEUM takes you into its reserves, brings out works that taste had relegated there, serves you its new discoveries on a rotating tray and questions the margin with artists from the contemporary scene who resolutely ask us the question of the limits of Art brut. Oops! Don't call it Art brut, he said!

Apr. 4, 2023—July 2, 2023 Francis Goidts | Executive Master Food Design ARBA ESA
July 6, 2023—Nov. 5, 2023 Adalberto Colarelli | Shen Özdemir
Nov. 9, 2023—Jan. 28, 2024 Margot | Pratique de l’exposition ESA Saint-Luc Bruxelles
Febr. 8, 2024—Apr. 21, 2024 Éric Croes | Marion Oster
The first part of the exhibition has been modified to include some rare gems from our collection.
(Attention: the museum is closed for installation between these periods)

With the support of COCOF, La Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, La Ville de Bruxelles, le CPAS de Bruxelles, Ricoh, Musiq3, Invicta Art, Le Parlement de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles and La Loterie Nationale, in collaboration with

©Hideki Oki



La Jungle's new album is the fruit of a collaboration with a dozen Art brut artists. These artists were asked by the band to choose the titles of the tracks and illustrate them. The works can be contemplated in the vinyl and CD booklet, but to see the originals, visit our neighbors at We insist! Boutique from December 12 to December 26, 2023.

With works by : Lien Anckaert, David Bosson, Kostia Botkine, Nathalie Collot, Serge Delaunay, Sherazade Gharbi, Jessie Ilunga, Pascal Leyder, Caroline Matoug, Camille Mildrez, Hideki Oki, Inès Reddah, André Robillard, Pascal Roussel, Dominique Theâte, Samuel Trenquier, Géraldine Vink and Juliette Zanon.

We insist! Boutique, 306 rue Haute, 1000 Brussels

Open everyday in December 12 am to 7 pm and Sunday, 11 am to 5 pm

Opening on Tuesday December 12 from 6pm to 9pm (the opening begins at the het Art et marges museum with a presentation of the record).

Free admission



For its end-of-year exhibition, the Galerie du Beffroi is hosting a selection of works from the Art et marges museum collection, from November 9 to January 7. These singular creations, conceived by self-taught artists with unique modes of expression and abundant inventiveness, explore various artistic fields: painting, sculpture, assemblage, collage...

"Pas de côté" is an opportunity for the Brussels museum to promote and disseminate Art brut, while reaching out to a public uninitiated to this art form. The exhibition brings together some eighty pieces representative of current Belgian and international outsider art. These works highlight the themes of outsider art, providing both food for thought and pleasure.

Galerie du Beffroi, 13 rue du Beffroi, Namur

Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 6pm and Sunday, 12pm to 6pm.

Info : 081 22 84 76 - Free admission

©Jeroen Hollander, coll. Art et marges musée



The Art et marges museum collection goes on show in Hong Kong for the first edition of Belgian Days from November 15 to 24, 2023!
The Belgian days are an initiative from the Consulate General of Belgium in Hong Kong, together with a wide network of partner organizations. The purpose of the Belgian Days is to show the continued interest to work together and to create bridges between Belgium and Hong Kong.
The Art et marges museum is collaborating with V54 to present the exhibition “Brut in the City”. Through the presentation of seven artists from our collection, we develop the theme of the city and the wanderers who inhabit it. Wandering artists (Juanma Gonzalez, Mélina Riccio, Jean-Pierre Rostenne), transport artists (Jeroen Hollander, Michaël Mvukani Mpiolani) and urban artists (Eric De Sulauze, Nathalie Moyersoens, Michaël Mvukani Mpiolani): all conjure up the city and the paths that lead to it.

At the same time, Créahmbxl artist Michaël Mvukani Mpiolani will be in residence at the same venue from November 6 to December 5, 2023.

V54, 54 Village Road, Happy Valley, Hong Kong



This exhibition is the result of a collaboration between the Ladyfest, the Sesame Center and the Art et marges museum in the form of a pilot project addressing feminist issues with women artists with mental disabilities.

With the works of: Carol BAILLY, Hilde D’HONDT, Jill GALLIÉNI, Martha GRÜNENWALDT, Jeannine LEJEUNE, Marilena PELOSI, Melina RICCIO, Pascale VINCKE and the artists of Centre Sésame.

Opening on May 25, 2023 at 5 PM in the Centre culturel Jacques Franck , Chaussée de Waterloo 94, 1060 Saint-Gilles.

This project was made possible thanks to the support of the Commune of Saint-Gilles and Equal Brussels, the Brussels-Capital Region and the Wallonia-Brussels Federation, Inc Tv, and the Jacques Franck Cultural Centre


PHOTO | BRUT BXL is a project of exhibitions and multidisciplinary events coordinated by the Centre d'Art Brut et Contemporain La « S » Grand Atelier in collaboration with Bruno Decharme, collector and founder of abcd-art brut in Paris, and 4 partner organisations based in Brussels: CENTRALE for contemporary art , Botanique , Art et marges museum and Tiny Gallery .

The ART ET MARGES MUSEUM presents a monographic exhibition of JEAN-MARIE MASSOU (1950-2020). Jean-Marie Massou, a true figure of art brut, dug gigantic chasms and underground galleries for more than three decades with the strength of his arms to create what he called "The Temple". At the same time, he recorded hundreds of messages and premonitory dreams on audio tapes, made hundreds of drawings and collages, carved stones and rocks all around his isolated property in the middle of the forest in the Lot. He called this his "mission". "The universal mission" which aims to "warn humanity that the world is going to its ruin, that it is a matter of protecting those who remain".

Curators: Matthieu Morin (La Belle Brute), Anne-Françoise Rouche (La "S" Grand Atelier) and Tatiana Veress (Art et marges museum).

On the occasion of this exhibition, La " S " Grand Atelier (via its editorial platform Knock Outsider), Art et marges museum and La Belle Brute publish the first monographic book on Jean-Marie Massou.

The museum also presents two collaborative projects resulting from encounters between outsider artists and contemporary artists based on the photographic medium. These projects are directed by Brussels-based photographer Vincen Beeckman:




Photos, texts, videos, sound recordings, installations... make up this exhibition resulting from the work undertaken a little over eight years ago by photographer Vincen Beeckman in collaboration with the residents of La Devinière.
This project, initiated by La " S " Grand Atelier, takes place in an old farm near Charleroi, La Devinière, a place of institutional psychotherapy, but above all a place of li

Curators: Vincen Beeckman and Anne-Françoise Rouche (La « S » Grand Atelier)

The exhibition is accompanied by the publication of the book "Si tu n’viens pas j’te scalpe" by Vincen Beeckman, published by Delpire in partnership with La "S" Grand Atelier.




Encounters and performative approaches around the photographic medium. For this second exhibition, which he has designed on the ART ET MARGES MUSEUM first floor, Vincen Beeckman has given pride of place to encounters between authors of art brut and contemporary artists. In residence at La "S" Grand Atelier for several years, Vincen Beeckman is the privileged witness of the daily life in the studio but also of the collaborative projects that regularly take place there. Anne-Françoise Rouche has also chosen to show a selection of works from the Blu Cammello workshop in Livorno, where visual artist Riccardo Bargellini is involved in co-creations with his participants. These collaborative practices echo those carried out at La "S" Grand Atelier.

Curators: Vincen Beeckman and Anne-Françoise Rouche (La « S » Grand Atelier)



In the LABO space, the result of a workshop bringing together 3rd year illustration students from ESA Saint-Luc Brussels and artists from the Centre Sésame (Day center for mentally handicapped adults, Uccle).

With Jean-Marie Massou's work as a starting point, Nicolas Chuard and Valfret were keen to create a playground conducive to off-the-wall encounters and experimental tinkering. They proposed to the participants to collectively revisit traditional artistic techniques, such as engraving and cast sculpture, with non-academic materials and tools, encouraging them to take side roads. The production was joyful, intense and frenetic.

with : Jessie Vray, Mina Delauzun, Laurence Fersch, Amaury Vincq, Pauline Valton, Claire Pineau, Pauline Baudoux, Laura Bigaroli, Opale Montel, Solenn Gillot, Louise Laloux, Blanche Lemestré, Marie Lambrecht, Céline Marko, Cylia Colon, Sophie Wiart, Elise Denis, Magali Vlies, Laura Gabarre, Ardian Ramadanovic, Vincent Hayon, Frédéric Couvreur, Gaëtano Gambino, Lucas De Groote Sandrine Delaunoy, Marie-Pierre Lennertz, Magali Cadelli, Nicolas Chuard, Valfret, Annabelle Dupret, Gwénola Carrère, Philippe Dupuy and Juan Paparella.

With the support of COCOF, La Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, La Ville de Bruxelles, le CPAS de Bruxelles, Ricoh, Sigma, Musiq3, Invicta Art, Le Parlement de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles and La Loterie Nationale, in collaboration with

© Michel Goyon, Coll. Art et marges musée


ESA Saint-Luc Bruxelles - Espace M30

The Art et marges museum puts works from its collection at the disposal of the students' imagination to familiarize them with the scenography and organization that an exhibition implies. They have been looking at how to highlight the works around several themes, while creating participatory devices that encourage visitors to interact with the pieces presented.

An exhibition created by students of the Master Block 1 in Comics/Publishing as part of the Exhibition Practice course, taught by Maud Salembier.

Espace M30: Place Morichar, 30 - 1060 Brussels
exhibition open from Monday to Friday 9 am - 6 pm
(closed from 26.01 to 06.01 included)

With the works of: Yassir Amazine, Kazimierz Cycon, Paul Duhem, Yves-Jules Fleury, Jill Gallieni, Michel Goyon, Martha Grünenwaldt, Oscar Haus, Jeroen Hollander, Alexis Lippstreu, Raphaël Michel, Serge Paillard, André Prues, Gérard Sendrey, Dominique Théate, Gérard Wargnier



Here is a world teeming with ballpoint pens and felt tip pens, cafés, people seated at tables, windows with a view on the street, tram stops, passersby and artists, old ladies with small dogs straining at the leash, waiters and workers. “It’s simply crazy the number of tiles I need…” says a roofer amongst the tumult of images of drawings sketched from life in the heart of Brussels at the end of the 1980s, beginning of the 1990s.

“It’s simply amazing …”, the number of sketches, beer coasters, bits of sticky paper, the hours spent observing the world go by in bars and assembling it all together, so that Ariane Bergrichter could turn the complex psyche of her life into a work of art. When she passed away in 1996, there were so many written notes and sketches that bore witness to how difficult her life had been. Her daughter stuffed them all into a suitcase and, some 20 years later, they emerged to reveal this remarkable work.

In 2018, the assembled drawings of Ariane Bergrichter were exhibited for the first time at the American Folk Art Museum in New York. Now, with SMILE. I LOVE IT!, the ART ET MARGES MUSEUM is exhibiting the first monographic exhibition of this artist’s work.


Any attempt to resist will be useless: the force of attraction produced by the works of HIGH VOLTAGE will lead you directly to the heart of the gesture.
At the intersections of the lines and wires, don't trust the fragility of the materials used, but expect intense discharges that will increase your springtime impulses.

With works by: Franco Bellucci, Heide De Bruyne, Eric Derochette, Cecile Franceus and Pol Jean.


With ensembles of works that allow visitors to immerse themselves in the universe of each artist. New acquisitions will be presented and homage will be paid to artists who have recently left us, including an immersive space dedicated to Serge Delaunay.

But also: Diyana Afsar, Aimé Bahati, Eric De Sulauze, Véronique Declercq, Daniel Gonçalves, Francis Marshall, Raphaël Michel and Jacques Trovic.

In collaboration with


From 06.13, the artists Hendrik Heffinck (Atelier De Zandberg) and Willy Desmedt (Créahmbxl) each take over a space in the museum to invade it with their art. Inauguration on 06.22.


Realized by Benjamin Hendlisz and Jeroen Hollander (artist of our collection) a fresco makes overflow the spirit of the ART ET MARGES MUSEUM on the rue Haute. Inauguration on 22.06.
Fresco realized thanks to SIGMA and the support of the Parlement de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles and the city of Brussels.

Within the folds of time

Enjoy a contemplative experience that is beyond time! The defiance displayed by the exhibition Dans un pli du temps (Within a Fold of Time) invites visitors to reassess the slow movement of time. Discover works of art created with infinite patience that evolve throughout the exhibition or summon other temporalities.

The Art et marges museum offers you a port of call outside the requirements of instantaneity and contemporary profitability. Plunge deep into the meditation of these works of art that turn sensorial and temporal perceptions upside down, inviting you to feel differently.

From the seventh of October, two thousand and twenty-one to the thirteenth of March, two thousand and twenty-two, immerse yourself totally in forgetting space-time!

With works by Acharya Vyakul, Aline Forçain, André Gorgan, André Prues, Anonyme, Ardian Ramadonovic, Augustin Lesage, Cécile Todoroff, Clémence Estingoy, Daniel Timson, Didier Goetghebuer, Eric Heyters, Fanny Viollet, Françoise Maes, Franklin, Georges Widener, Jean Hendrickx, Johan Geenens, John Ryan Brubaker, Joseph Crépin Fleury, Juliette Brishoual, Juliette Zanon, Kunizo Matsumoto, Lien Anckaert, Lionel Vinche, Manon Salle, Maxence Doucet, Melvin Way, Olivier Pestiaux, Ophélie Pruvost, Pascale Deneyer, Patrick De Wit, Raphaël Lonné, Rudy Morren, Sarah Kokot, Serge Paillard, Suzanne De Slaeve, Sybille Deligne and Wolfgang Marx.


The Art et marges museum honours outsider sound creation. Less known by public than pictorial productions, raw music is no less abundant, it touches on all styles and has managed to remain almost beyond the reach of allegedly good taste. It is through the falsely naïve medium of the love song that we invite you to dive into the singular universe of these musicians with a big heart. What could be better than love, tragic and magical, heartbreaking but happily exciting, to give voice to? Recordings, texts, album covers... give us a close-up view of what has long remained underground music.

With works by: Julien Brien, Monique Capart, Ali Demailly, Elayne Goodman, Daniel Johnston, Normand L’Amour, Jean-Luc Le Ténia, Reynols, Pascal Roussel, Maitre Selecto, Philippe Sylvanis, Petr Válek, Chuckie Williams.

The exhibition closes with Routourne, a combination of wild lutherie and electric fiddling, this explosive creation is based on an oversized hurdy-gurdy. Its resonant body is crossed by three wheels to be operated with three cranks, percussive modules and microphones for singing...
Design: Maxou Bisou and Monolithe Noir, AXOSO ASBL .


The Art et marges museum is celebrating turning 10 – sterling opportunity to present its collection in a new light. Amassed along the rock loads and less travelled paths of art, the collection is now teaming with gems of outsider art. The museum has opened its doors to ten accomplices – artists. Fascinated by artists from the collection, they have taken over the premises. They are hell bent on bedazzling through installations, performances, sound, literary and culinary creations. Incandescent, luminous and mysterious embers, each point of view sheds new light on the collection, opening a door onto conflagration. The result is a flamboyant cake to be shared and devoured with abandon.

Artists - accomplices !

Marjorie Bonnet - Paul Duhem

Maud Dallemagne et Nicolas Belayew (Les Tontons Racleurs) – Louis Van Baelens

Sybille Deligne - George Cauchy

Julie Devigne & Adina Ionescu Muscel – Cecile Franceus

Lisa Harchies - Michel Dave

Cécile Hupin - Jeroen Hollander

François De Jonge et Rémi Lambert - Seyni Awa Camara

Sarah Kokot - Sylvain Cosijns

Sukrii Kural – Juanma Gonzalez

Caroline Lamarche

Léa Ricorday - Georges Counasse

Samuel Trenquier – Tomoaki Sakai

Le coeur au ventre

Passionate collectors, talent scouts and big hearted gallerists, Marion and L. Oster live amidst a fascinating torrent of outsider and expressionist art. This exhibition offers an unprecedented immersion into the world of these discrete collectors, by giving new life to this intriguing residence with a thousand inhabitants.

with a in situ artwork by Caroline Dahyot, and works by A.C.M, Abadne, Adam Sabhan, Aïni Philippe, Albasser Pierre, Amar Paul, Amourette Pierre, Angkasapura Noviadi, Armstrong Zebedee, Avril Armand, Azema Philippe, Babahoum, Badia, Barbarit Béatrice, Barbe-Hatuel Nicole, Barrameda, Baudelere Karl, Bauman Manuel, Beaver Larry, Ben Ali, Berquin Patricia, Birobent Martine, Blot Olivier, Bosco Giovanni, Branciard Jean, Brunet Guy, Burland Francois, Cadoré Delphine, Cahoreau Gustave, Cerredo Fabian, Chanut Danielle-Marie, Chauvet François, Chomette Virginie, Cluzel Nicolas, Comte Robin, Cooper Ronald, Corentin Sylvain, Cumingham Richard, D'antuono Barbara, Dahyot Caroline, De Sagazan Olivier, Dellschau Charles, Demelis Eric, Dereux Philippe, Dominici Véronique, Doñate Pepe, Doué Eric, Dubréus Lhérisson, Duclos Hélène, Dugnoille Myla, Duprilot Hubert, El Syrio Josvedi, Fillaudeau Noël, Finster Howard, Fleury Yves-Jules, Gallieni Jill, Gillet Lionel, Glamocak Zlatko, Golz Michael, Gordon Ted, Gougelin Eric, Goulet Marie-Thérèse, Goux Claudine, Greiner Thierry, Grunenwaldt Martha, Hinojosa Aaron, Hofer Josef, Jaber, Jacqui Danielle, Jagiello George, Jorgensen Hans, Joss, Kapela Paulo, Knopf Solange, Kumar Pradeep, La Pinturitas, Labrie Karine, Lacoste Alain, Lagnieu Hélène, Lambert Thierry, Laure Isabelle, Laurent Henri, Le Carré-Galimard Simone, Lefèvre Pierre, Liberman Cirléne, Lippstreu Alexis, Manca Bonaria, Marie Florence, Mariette, Margot Margot, Marshall Francis, Marte Daldo, Mecalco David, Michaels Damian, Mister Imagination, Monchatre François, Mond Mina, Montpied Bruno, Morel Marie, Mouly Gaston, Mustafa, Nadau Jean-Pierre, Nedjar Michel, Nitkowski Stani, Obata Masao, Oster Marion, Palmer Andrei, Park Chong-Ran, Patba58, Pelligand Bernard, Philippi Jean-Christophe, Pietquin Dimitri, Pietri Josselin, Pignat Armande, Plaza Amadeo, Plny Lubos, Podesta Giovanni Battista, Postic Evelyne, Raâk, Rae Helen, Rieux Jean-Francois, Rigal Antoine, Robert Yvonne, Robertson Royal, Robillard André, Rosset Jean, Saban Ody, Sablon Françoise, Sanders Jim, Schwanse Petra, Sendrey Gérard, Sesow Matt, Sharlhorne Welmon, St John Christopher, Staelens Ghyslaine Et Sylvain, Stroff Denis, Tanjung Ni, Tirilly Jean, Tourlonias Jean, Ughetto Henri, Ursin Catherine, Valois Marie-Françoise, Van Acker Jacqueline, Vigneau Monique, Vinsard Marcel, Vladimir, Webster Dereck, Wilson Ben, Zanon Juliette.

On the first floor, discover a selection of works from the museum's permanent collection, with: Inès Andouche, Jan Bedinsky, Georges Cauchy, Aloïse Corbaz, François De Jonge, Isabelle Denayer, Johan Geenens, Madge Gill, Martha Grunenwaldt, David Houis, Anne N’Dayiziga, Jean-Marie Mortier, André Prues, Nouzha Serroukh, Anny Servais, Jacques Trovic, André Wostijn.

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America does not exist !

(I know because I've already been there)

Inspired by a Henry Miller quote and a retort by Alain Resnais

"America does not exist. I know, I've already been there" raises the question of the place of the United States in the world and more specifically in our collective psyche. This double exhibition/publication project intends to present the United States of America through the glare of a distorting mirror: the American dream. Mathieu Morin, curator of the exhibition and author of the publication, invites you to discover some one hundred works of outsider, popular and contemporary art from the world over. Get in for a roadtrip intra muros.

Zebedee Armstrong; Richard Bawin; Klaus Beyer; Pearl Blauvelt; Denis Boudouard; Heather Copus; Jean Crié; Bridget Cronnin; Gabriel Evrard; Charles Ferguson; Howard Finster ; Giovanni Galli; Affiches de cinéma du Ghana; William A. Hall; Herman Hayes; Alexandre Heck ; Ismael Hespel; Paa Joe; Daniel Johnston; Bodys Isek Kingelez; Camille Lavaud Benito; Jean Leclercq; Karen May; James Miles; Matthieu Morin; Wilfrid Morin; Edward Nagrodzki; Melvin Edward Nelson; Martín Ramírez; Lance Rivers; Prophet Royal Robertson; William Scott; Welmon Sharlhorne; Earl Wayne Simmons; Jean Smilowski; Ichiwo Sugino; Éric Tabuchi; Ionel Talpazan; Dominique Théate; Warren Van Ess; Ricky Willis; Wesley Willis; Joseph Yoakum; Jonathan Velazquez; Julien Bancilhon

MIMA, Art et Marges Museum and CENTRALE for Contemporary Art join forces and launch a combi ticket! The combi ticket allows visitors to visit all of the 3 museums at a low price: € 15. The combi ticket can be purchased at the ticketing desk of all three museums until 05/01/20 and can be used until 02/02/20 (depending on the end date of the different exhibitions).

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We live in an era of edges. Between animal and human, tree and river, feather and skin, concrete and green, how can we find our way through? How will we confront the future, when fragile environments are collapsing? With patient actions, wild stories, surprising shares? Find the answers with the artists of the Art et marges museum, who will spread out the collection of their works on occasion of a picnic in the summer clearing.

The “picnic of works” is organised by Caroline Lamarche, author, (“Nous sommes à la lisière”, Gallimard, Goncourt's prize for short story 2019), curator on this occasion.

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Rencontres intergalactiques

Serge Delaunay and André Robillard

Although his rifles catch everyone's attention, André Robillard turns to the theme of space exploration to fuel his creativity as well. Keen interest in the cosmos and space vessels are self-evident echoes in the works of André Robbilard and Serge Delaunay on show in this exhibition.

Women in Art Brut ?

Big names in Outsider Art as well as more confidential works are a matter of an eye – the eye of a woman, the Viennese collector Hannah Rieger, who invites us to experience “Outsider Art” her way.

Works by and portraits of women alternate in this exhibition that features 105 works by Austrian and International artists.

Supported by the Austrian Cultural Forum Brussels and the Austrian Federal Chancellery in the framework of the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

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Jean-Pierre Rostenne

"Everything is fine except everything that's going wrong"

...was the motto of Jean-Pierre Rostenne, atypical artist, poetic thinker and an essential character in a Brussels neighbourhood true to his image, the Marolles. The Art et Marges museum plays hommage to him in a room that showcases his totem canes, assemblages, photographs and reworked objects. To complete the portrait, his friends, who have lent works for the show, talk about him in sound recordings that can be listened to at the exhibition.