Editorial featured in i-D Magazine, 1996, model: Kate Moss, make-up: Linda Cantello, hair: Julien d'Ys

MoMu Expo Visit: Masquerade, Make-up & Ensor

Discover this temporary exhibition with a MoMu guide who unveils the stories behind the exhibits!

Visitor information

  • Tickets

  • When

    From 28 September 2024 through 2 February 2025
  • Duration

    1 hour
  • Languages

    Dutch, French, English & German
  • For whom

    Adults, Young adults
  • Practical information

    • Tuesday to Sunday between 10 AM - 6 PM
    • Maximum 20 persons per guide
    • €100 per guide (including €25 administration costs)

Throughout history, people have viewed make-up with suspicion and compared it to wearing a mask, a mask behind which – in particular – a woman would hide. Today, mak-eup has become a multibillion-dollar industry that nonetheless confronts us with our physical impermanence, imagined imperfections and existential fears. But make-up is also a means of personal expression, artistic experimentation and freedom.

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    Jeroen Broeckx
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    Jeroen Broeckx

Masquerade, Make-up & Ensor presents work by make-up artists and visual artists who delve more deeply into such themes as the representation of women, physical and digital face filters, distorted body images and the ritual of making up.