Zen art
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.

Originally a buddhist sect which rejected the study of texts in favor of meditation, Zen took root among Japanese warriors in the 13th century. The idea of self-control promoted by Zen held a particular attraction for this elite who enthusiastically built gardens for meditation within their own homes and hung monochrome paintings by Zen masters in their alcoves. Japanese Zen temples became the country’s most important cultural centres and the Zen monks became masters of a new way of life which is still etched in Japanese culture today.


Marie Camelbeeck graduated from the Université Libre de Bruxelles with a degree in philology and Eastern history before becoming passionate about Japanese language and culture. For several years now, having received her docent certificate, she has been able to introduce tourist groups to some of Japan’s most beautiful places when she is not sharing her passion through conferences and exhibitions in Brussels.


Centre for art and dialogue between the cultures of the East and the West
Avenue Franklin Rooseveltlaan 67
1050 Brussels



E. info@boghossianfoundation.be
T. +32 2 627 52 30

Price : 12€
For the members of the Circle of the Villa: 7€
For students under 26: 4€