Despite its well established and flourishing contemporary art scene, and good quality art centres such as Wiels and Bozar, Brussels was missing something: a modern and contemporary art museum. After many talks and aborted projects, it looks like Belgium just needed a little boost from its French neighbours to finally offer to its capital the museum that it deserved.
Today, the Centre Pompidou (which is currently presenting a Magritte exhibition in Paris) unveiled its project of establishing a new space dedicated to both modern and contemporary art as well as architecture in the European capital. This museum should be launched in 2020 in a beautiful Art Nouveau building near the city centre (the former Citroën garage) few steps away from Art Brussels.
I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to see it.
Cover pic: Pompidou Centre, Paris / Richard Rogers and Renzo Piano. Image via incollect