Lecture
European culture and globalisation
Thursday 22 June 2017, at 7 pm

Historian and politician Jean-Noël Jeanneney evokes the powerful transformation of exchanges around the world, influenced by new technologies, which call upon an evolving Europe tu put forth ambitious cultural policies.

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Lecture – Signing
Le roman d’Héliopolis
Monday 22nd of May 2017

Historian Amélie d’Arschot will take us back to the fantastical adventure that was the construction of Héliopolis in the middle of the desert a few kilometres away from Cairo imagined by the Baron Empain. She will present her book at a lecture followed by a signing session.

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Conference:
What are the contemporary repercussions of the 1915 genocide?
Wednesday 26th of april 2017

In honour of the commemoration of the Armenian genocide, the Boghossian Foundation welcomes an afternoon of conferences organised the Comité des Arméniens de Belgique in collaboration with the Armenian General Benevolent Union and the Centre Communautaire Laïc Juif.

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Performance-Lecture:
Villa Liminal
Wednesday 1st February 2017, at 7 pm

Artist Marcos Lutyens invites the visitors of the Boghossian Foundation to a unique artistic experience, a performative session of collective hypnosis, to experience liminality, a state of disorientation between consciousness and unconsciousness.

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Shunga, the Japanese Erotic Prints:
Lecture-performance by Ana Prvački
Wednesday 1st February 2017, at 7 pm

The Boghossian Foundation invites Ana Prvački at the occasion of a lecture-performance on Shunga in the framework of its public programme Embassy of Uncertain Shores. The word Shunga means erotic art in Japanese and refers to graphic images of sexual activity.

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Decor, Exhibitions and the Role of Art:
A conversation by Dorothea von Hantelmann, Jan Mot and Asad Raza
Friday 20 January 2017 at 7 pm

Jan Mot of Jan Mot Gallery will join Dorothea von Hantelmann and Asad Raza, co-curators of the exhibition Decor, in a conversation on the role of decoration in exhibitions of modern and contemporary art. The conversation will be coupled with a nocturne of the exhibition.
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Zen art
Marie Camelbeeck
Wednesday 18 January 2017 at 7 pm

Marie Camelbeeck presents Zen’s history and evolution, by replacing it not only in the context of Buddhist thinking but also in Japanese history.  The Japanese art is explored within the framework of its philosophy and in its multiplicity.

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When you’re the Indian in a country of John Waynes
Rajkamal Kahlon
Wednesday 23 November 2016 at 7 pm

A talk by Rajkamal Kahlon about the criminalization of otherness. Framed by the War on Terror her recent work on the project Blowback attempts to locate the relationship between anthropological portraiture and political violence labeled as terrorism.

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Talk
Régis Debray
Thursday 20 October 2016 at 7 pm

In the wake of the debate around Brussels’ future Museum of Contemporary Art, the Boghossian Foundation invites internationally renowned French philosopher and mediologist Régis Debray to share his reflections on contemporary art and on the role of museums today. Dialogue with Nicola Setari, Curator of the Public Programme of the Boghossian Foundation.

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Execute The Few Hundred Sensual and Sentimental Motions That Define Your Limits
Chus Martínez | That Art Exhibits
Thursday 13 Oktober 2016, at 7 pm

The Boghossian Foundation Chus Martínez, in the framework of the European Artistic Network conference of this year entitled That Art Exhibits. In this talk Chus Martínez addresses hylomorphism as ways of renewing and challenging our imagination of the „museum“ and of generating a space that could defy our historical ideas of culture.

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Slavs and Tatars
The Tranny Tease
On Wesdnesday 21 September 2016 at 7 pm

The Boghossian Foundation presents the third lecture-performance of Slavs and Tatars. Indulging a phonetic, semantic, and theological slippage, with The Tranny Tease, Slavs and Tatars explores the potential for transliteration as a strategy equally of resistance and research into notions such as identity politics, colonialism, and faith.

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Meeting and  Book signing
Laurent Gaudé, Ecoutez nos défaites,
15 September 2016 at 6 pm

The writer Laurent Gaudé, laureate of the Prix Goncourt, will present his new novel Ecoutez nos défaites, an epic in which four ages of History are mixed and the plot takes place in Beirut. He will answer to the question of the journalist Sophie Creuz. An exceptional meeting that will end with a signing session.

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Round table
The Situation of Refugees, from Iraq to Calais
14 September 2016 at 6:30 pm

The Boghossian Foundation organizes a round table around the problematic of the assistance to refugees. For this occasion we are welcoming Elise Boghossian founder of the association EliseCare, Gérard Dubois, Mayor of the municipality of Pessat-Villeneuve which welcomed 66 migrants and the musical interlude of Marwan Zoueini.

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Slavs and Tatars
79.89.09 
On Wesdnesday 15 June 2016 at 7 pm

The Boghossian Foundation presents the second lecture-performance  of the collective Slaves and Tatars which looks at two key modern moments – the Iranian Revolution of 1979 and Poland’s Solidarnosc movement in the 1980s.

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Lecture
Eastern Christianity
on Thursday 9 June 2016 at 7 pm

The Boghossian Foundation invites you to around able on the topic of Eastern Christians, by assessing the situation of the people and its heritage in the Middle East,  from Iraq to Egypt, Lebanon and Syria.

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Slavs and Tatars
Molla Nasreddin: Embrace You Anthithesis
25th of May 2016 at 7 pm

The Boghossian Foundation – Villa Empain hosts the Embassy of Uncertain Shores, a public programme by and with artists and researchers. The programme starts on 25 May with this first lecture-performance by Slavs and Tatars.

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Talk
Nicola Lees & Asad Raza
Friday 13 May at 7 pm

The Boghossian Foundation organizes, on the occasion of the opening of the exhibition ‘Répétition’, a conversation with curators Nicola Lees and Boghossian Foundation artistic director Asad Raza at the Villa Empain.

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“Artist talk – Performance”
23d of April 2016

The Boghossian Foundation organizes at the occasion of Art Brussels, an Artist Talk with Natasha Ginwala, curator of Contour Biënnale 8, Natasha Ginwala in conversation with filmmakers and artists. It will be followed by a performance by Sahra Montalebi, artist in residence. Saturday 23 April, from 7.30pm.

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“The legacies of eastern painting in Korea’s contemporary abstract production”
20th of April 2016

As part of the exhibition ‘Dansaekhwa’, the Boghossian Foundation invited Mael Bellec, a specialist in Chinese and Korean art. During this lecture Bellec approaches the legacy of oriental painting in Korea’s contemporary abstract production.

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“How Korea became modern”
17th of March 2016

Pascal Dayez-Burgeon, professor of history and specialist of the two Koreas, addresses the Dansaekhwa movement by placing it in its political, economic and social context.

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“Climbing the Mountain” third talk of the series”
22nd of June 2015

The Boghossian Foundation is pleased to invite you to an international meeting

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Byzantium, Baghdad , Toledo , Paris. “Translatio studii” in medieval sciences
From 6th to 8th May 2015

The Boghossian Foundation is pleased to invite you to an international meeting organized by the CRA Speculum Arabicum (UCL)

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Conferences on the current use of drones
17 and 18 March 2015

On the occasion of the exhibition Heaven and Hell. From magic carpets to drones, the Boghossian Foundation organizes twee conferences on the actual use of drones

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Conference and presentation of the book “Le livre des Egyptes”
10 March 2015

On the occasion of the publication of the book “Le Livre des Egyptes”, the Boghossian Foundation organizes a conference

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L’Inde et le labyrinthe de l’Univers
20 January 2015

La Fondation Boghossian rend hommage à l’un des savants les plus singuliers et universalistes du XXe siècle : Alain Daniélou

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Transmission, sublimation et destruction du livre
20 May 2014

Une rencontre qui mêle histoire, philosophie, poésie et actualitéavec Roger-Philippe Della Noce-Bertozzi, Godefroid de Callataÿet François de Coninck

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Journée de rencontres internationales à Beyrouth
17 May 2014

Reconstruire le dialogue mémoriel : l’exemple turco-arménien

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Week-end du livre d’artiste les 29 et 30 mars 2014
30 March 2014

Dans le cadre de la nouvelle exposition « Entre deux chaises, un livre », la Fondation Boghossian s’est associée à BIBART, la Bibliothèque du Livre d’Artiste, pour l’organisation de Libre Livre, un week-end du livre d’artiste à la Villa Empain, les 29 et 30 mars 2014.

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The trips to the Blue Route
4, 5 and 6 December 2013

Whether it is the journeys of Moses leading his people out of Egypt, Alexander the Great’s Macedonian expansion, the Crusaders ‘holy’ wars, Tamerlane’ conquest, or Magellan and Marco Polo’s adventure…

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The Turkish Letters of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
6 December 2013

Famous for her Turkish Letters, Lady Montagu discovered Istanbul in 1716 when her husband was appointed by King George as ambassador of England in order to negotiate a lasting peace treaty…

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The Turkish Letters of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
12 November 2013

Famous for her Turkish Letters, Lady Montagu discovered Istanbul in 1716 when her husband was appointed by King George as ambassador of England in order to negotiate a lasting peace treaty…

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Memories and images, a look at the Armenian catastrophe
23 October 2013

If images are intended to facilitate the process of memory, how can one explain those images that do not support any memories? What are the interpretation and visual representations of the disaster…

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Figureheads
1, 8, 15 and 22 October 2013

A series of lectures given by Pierre Sterckx, writer of many books such as, Cinquante géants de l’art arméricain, Les plus beau textes de l’histoire de l’art (pub. Beaux Arts).

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Rebuilding a memorial dialogue: the Armenian-Turkish example
21 September 2013

It is as a platform for dialogue that the Boghossian Foundation is organising this day of international meetings with the theme of the complexity in the recognition of tragedies such as the 1915…

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Varujan Vosganian
07 March 2013

Le Livre des chuchotements n’est pas un livre de mémoires car les souvenirs de ces pages ne m’appartiennent pas.

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Leili Anvar – Cantique des oiseaux
11 December 2012

Chef-d’oeuvre de la littérature persane, épopée mystique du XIIe siècle, Le Cantique des oiseaux d’Attâr est l’expression poétique d’une quête initiatique universelle, celle de l’Amour, de la Vérité, de l’Unicité.

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Le manteau arménien de Jean-Jacques Rousseau
23 October 2012

Rencontre avec le Professeur Raymond Trousson, biographe de Jean-Jacques Rousseau.

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Les égyptomanies depuis le XIXe siècle
20, 21 and 22 November 2012

La campagne du général Bonaparte, l’ouverture du Canal de Suez en 1869, la découverte de la tombe de Toutankhamon en 1922, la vogue des grandes expositions universelles, les planches d’Edgar P. Jacobs et de Hergé, le cinéma hollywoodien des années 1960 ont contribué à l’essor de l’égyptomanie moderne.

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Edouard Empain et Boghos Nubar
03 October 2012

A la Villa Empain, le 3 octobre 2012, Amélie d’Arschot Schoonhoven a évoqué la rencontre de deux hommes exceptionnels : Edouard Empain et Boghos Nubar.

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Platon et L’Orient
08 September 2012

“La lumière est le lien universel”, écrivit Giordano Bruno.

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Art is the Answer ! Artistes et designers libanais contemporains
24, 25 and 26 April 2012

A l’occasion de l’exposition Art is the answer !, la Fondation Boghossian souhaite mettre l’accent sur des démarches artistiques qui résistent obstinément aux mensonges et aux ombres menaçant le monde actuel, qui ne doutent pas qu’il soit possible de revendiquer un « ré-enchantement » du monde par la force d’un acte artistique.

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Un rêve d’éternité
29, 30 November and 1 December 2011

Les rencontres internationales, organisées sur le thème de l’exposition Un rêve d’éternité, proposaient une réflexion sur le concept du temps en Orient, la patience et la transmission, la vieillesse et les savoirs du temps « long » qui disparaissent progressivement des cultures traditionnelles.

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« Chateaubriand et Lamartine en Orient »
17 November 2011

Sophie Basch et Jean-Claude Berchet sont deux éminents spécialistes de la littérature, professeurs d’université à Paris et spécialistes de ce XIXe siècle intellectuel durant lequel l’Orientalisme a joué un rôle d’inspiration important.

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Débat et projection du film “Miral”
21 September 2011

À l’initiative de la Fondation Boghossian, le film “Miral” du célèbre réalisateur et plasticien Julian Schnabel (« Le scaphandre et le Papillon ») a été présenté en sa présence au Parlement européen le 21 septembre 2011.

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Pudeurs et colères de femmes
5, 6 and 7 April 2011

Les rencontres internationales, consacrées au thème de la pudeur féminine, complétaient l’exposition Pudeurs et colères de femmes.

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L’Orient et l’Occident désorientés ?
9, 10 and 11 November 2010

Il semble que l’Orient et l’Occident soient actuellement « désorientés » dans leurs valeurs, dans l’équilibre traditionnel de leurs forces et influences, à travers l’évolution de leur développement économique, culturel, spirituel et intellectuel.

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« Temps long/Temps court. L’Orient et l’Occident parlent d’un monde moderne »
23, 24 and 25 April 2008

Constituée en 1992, cette fondation de droit privé s’est engagée depuis quinze ans à contribuer à l’amélioration des conditions de vie des jeunes, spécialement au Liban et en Arménie, par le financement de nombreux projets pédagogiques (orphelinats, écoles, académies), urbanistiques (espaces publics, installation de réseaux d’eau potable) et culturels (théâtres et centres d’art).

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