Yves Klein @ Bozar Brussels

The Void

After Tate Liverpool, Bozar is currently hosting the exhibition about French artist Yves Klein in Brussels. You have probably heard about Yves Klein as the artist who is obsessed by the color blue. But, as you will read further on, that is only part of the story. When entering the exhibition room the first thing you see is a large black and white photograph of the artist jumping out of his window on the street side. It is called ‘Leap into the Void‘. The window is only on the second floor so it seems like he will crash to the ground immediately. The picture is not about gravity or the question wether he really jumped or not. It is far more interesting to look at the reason for this leap into the void. Why is he jumping? And what is he jumping into?

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