ING is the exclusive European venue for The Neo-Impressionist Portrait – a new perspective, never before explored in an exhibition, to a movement that revolutionised Western painting at the end of the nineteenth century.
In partnership with the Fondation Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent, ING presents an exceptional collection of Yves Saint Laurent creations. Most of the pieces in the exhibition are being displayed for the first time. A must-see!
ING Cultural Centre has organised a solo exhibition of the internationally acclaimed, New York based Chilean artist Alfredo Jaar. The project is a satellite event and part of the major international group exhibition Newtopia: The State of Human Rights, in Mechelen (01.09.2012 – 10.10.2012), which ING is the lead sponsor.
Visit the ING exhibition "Terra Brasilis" while the international arts festival europalia.brasil takes place. During a visit that guides you through the Brazilian forest, you can discover scientific expeditions covering four centuries, as well as research, the intercontinental exchange of fauna and flora, the sugar cane and coffee plantations, various paintings and art objects reflecting the luxuriance of the Brazilian nature.
From 7/10/2010 to 14/2/2011 at the Espace culturel ING, Mont des Arts/Kunstberg, 6 Place Royale/Koningsplein, B-1000 Brussels.
Even 150 years after his birth, James Ensor (1860 - 1949) continues to fascinate. ING, the Royal Antwerp Fine Arts Museum (KMSKA) and the Brussels Fine Arts Museum (BOZAR) are joining forces in order to show you the painter from Ostend in a new light…
Tempted by the thought of seeing China from a different angle? To see it through the dreams ever present in Chinese art and literature and to explore the artistic and intellectual world of the Mandarins of the XVIIth and XVIIIth centuries?
From 22 October 2009 to 14 February 2010 at the Espace culturel ING, Mont des Arts/Kunstberg, 6 Place Royale/Koningsplein, B-1000 Brussels
In addition to the collection, the bank is regularly involved in the organisation of exhibitions. For over 40 years now, the bank has been staging exhibitions in its Brussels buildings, both at its headquarters on Avenue Marnix or at the Hotel Coudenberg on Place Royale (the ING Cultural Centre).
In times gone by, banks organising exhibitions was very much the done thing, something practiced by all of the leading institutions. Our bank's enduring commitment to organising exhibitions today reflects two quite specific objectives:
Firstly, to honour our sense of civic duty by helping to support and promote cultural values. The bank's active support of the arts stretches back more than 30 years.
Secondly, to use the exhibitions as a platform for enhancing the commercial objectives of the bank, by hosting visits and social events for its clients.
Since ING became involved, the choice of themes for the exhibitions has evolved. The bank has moved on from resolutely contemporary and avant-garde shows, that would appeal to a few thousand visitors, to exhibitions of a more classical nature, which draw visitors in the tens of thousands. In other words, the principle of art for art's sake has given way to a more pragmatic approach to exhibitions, based on a desire to reach out to a wider audience.
Latterly, the bank's artistic endeavours have been expanded through the support that the bank lends to events such as« Artbrussels »,, the contemporary art fair in Brussels,and « Prix de la Jeune Peinture » (The Young Artist's Prize), which is awarded every two years to a handful of talented young artists.