A Story of Art and Music – It’s not only Rock ‘n’ Roll, Baby! at the Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels








It’s not only Rock ‘n’ Roll, Baby!

A Story of Art and Music





Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels

Exhibition > 14.09.2008






Official poster of the exhibition
It’s not only Rock ‘n’ Roll, Baby!
© 2008 Palais des Beaux-Arts



It’s not only Rock ‘n’ Roll, Baby! Brings together for the first time a series of important works by musicians from the 1970s to our days, including Patti Smith, Brian Eno, Chicks on Speed, Fischerspooner, Devendra Banhart, Pete Doherty,…

This exhibition, electrified by a unique collaboration with the Rock Werchter Festival, shows for the first time the other history of rock: the story of born musicians and artist in the world of art. Some twenty music icons are brought together for the first time, not to give a concert but to present their visual works.



Patti Smith
Self Portrait N.Y.C., 2003
Gelatin Silver Print
10 x 8 inches / 25.4 x 20.32 cm
Edition 1/10 (SMIH-0327.1)
Courtesy Robert Miller Gallery, New York
© All rights reserved


Brian Eno
Peacock, 1987
© All rights reserved


Kembra Pfahler,
The Volutuous Horror of Karen Black, 2007
© Kristy Leibowitz



This is not about a movement, but about artists who have all followed individual roads, approaching art and music with an undivided soul. They show that these two means of expression are indivisible, despite their differences. It’s not only Rock ‘n’ Roll, Baby! or how the voice of rock emerged in the visual arts.


The artists:

Alan Vega, Antony, Bent van Looy (Das Pop), Bianca Casady (Cocorosie), Brian Eno, Chicks on Speed, David Byrne, Devendra Banhart, Fischerspooner, Jonsi Birgisson (Riceboy Sleeps), Kembra Pfahler, Kyle Field, Laurie Anderson, Miss Kittin, Nick Zinner (Yeah Yeah Yeah’s), Patti Smith, Pete Doherty, The Kills, The Residents et Yoko Ono!





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