MoMu Expo Visit: Masquerade, Makeup & Ensor

An extraordinary tour through the temporary exhibition for secondary, higher and adult education.

Visitor information

  • Tickets

  • When

    From 1 October 2024 through 2 February 2025
  • Duration

    1 hour
  • Languages

    Dutch, French, English & German
  • For whom

    Secondary education, Higher education, Adult education
  • Practical information

    • Tuesday to Sunday from 10 AM - 6 PM
    • Maximum 20 students per guide
    • €80 per guide (including €5 administration costs)

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

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    Jeroen Broeckx
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    Jeroen Broeckx

Masquerade, Makeup & Ensor presents work by makeup 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.