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After the success of the “Building a Dialogue” exhibition (2019), which brought together pieces from the art collections of the National Bank of Belgium and the Deutsche Bundesbank, the BNB’s contemporary art collection is celebrating its jubilee of or with a new exposure: (NON)COMMON VALUES. Two corporate collections of contemporary art.

International, Spanish and Belgian artists

In (UN)COMMON VALUES, we will explore how works of art reflect changes in society, reflect the diverse perceptions of generations, and embrace the kaleidoscopic world we live in.

Internationally renowned artists such as Wolfgang Tillmans, Helena Almeida, Candida Höfer and Jonathan Monk will be joined by Spanish classics such as Rogelio López Cuenca, Sara Ramo, Daniel García Andùjar and famous Belgian artists including Michaël Borremans, Peter Buggenhout, Jacqueline Mesmaeker , Jacques Charlier and Emmanuel Van der Auwera.

The exhibition will be inaugurated in May and will run throughout the summer. Free entry.

The BNB collection: more than 2,000 works

The interest aroused by our exhibition in 2019 – visited by no less than 7,000 people – confirms the public’s curiosity for corporate collections. Created within the framework of the patronage policy of the National Bank of Belgium, which provides permanent support for artistic creation in Belgium, the collection regularly seeks opportunities to open its doors to the public.

50 years of art collecting marks a milestone for the BNB’s art collection. The consequent development of a collection that evolves with its company and over time, is a long-term job. Today, the collection provides an interesting insight into artistic creation over a period of five decades on Belgian soil with more than 2,000 works of art by exceptionally talented artists.


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