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24 March 2023

New exhibition: Le Miroir Vivant

Le Miroir Vivant, after René Magritte's painting of the same name 'The Living Mirror' (1929), is a new multi-year program at Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen. Until 2025, various international artists will be invited to give a completely personal interpretation of one of the gallery spaces.

While in residence, each artist is challenged to blend different disciplines, genres and periods with their own domain into a new work that provides food for thought. Le Miroir Vivant offers interdisciplinary makers the opportunity to create a work that falls outside art-historical museum spheres as the works could be, for example, a live installation, an interactive performance, a sonic experience or a social sculpture.

From the beginning of April, the fourth floor will be transformed into the dynamic workshop of the South African composer and artist Neo Muyanga. Join him in his voyage of discovery through the depot and witness the formation of his brand-new site-specific performance. The final presentation will take place in June 2023.

Neo Muyanga is a South-African composer, musician, artist and philosopher. The multidisciplinary artist is the first guest artist in the new multi-year programme Le Miroir Vivant. Every Saturday from 1 April 2023 between 14:00-17:00hr Muyanga can be found among the thousands of objects in Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen. For two months the composer will explore, research and rehearse with a group of vocalists and musicians from Rotterdam, concluding his residency with a closing performance in June 2023. 

Neo Muyanga by Aad Hoogendoorn