“Fiction enables us to grasp reality and, at the same time, that which is masked by reality.”
The Broodthaers Society of America examines the work of Marcel Broodthaers within the political and cultural context of the United States. America was a great influence on Broodthaers, both directly through his experience of Pop Art and indirectly through his shared interest in the poetics of merchandise, publicity, and the conquest of space. Put another way, the Broodthaers Society provides a forum in which the United States might contemplate itself through the life and work of Marcel Broodthaers.
The Broodthaers Society provides artists, poets, critics, and students free access to our collection of Broodthaers-related material. Most of Broodthaers' publications and artist's books are in private collections and are seldom, if ever, accessible to the public. The BSA provides an opportunity to peruse and conduct research with these materials, some of which are quite rare.
We also provide free admission to our exhibitions and events, contact within our growing network of Broodthaers scholars and enthusiasts, and modest paid access to L'oeil Vigilant,
our digital poetry magazine.
Most recently we have converted our parlor floor into MBnb
, an innovative commercial space
available to artists, designers, gallerists, writers, and people in trade the world over.
Come join us.
Joe Scanlan, Director