Walter Swennen - Museumnacht Den Haag

Saturday 8 October 2022
20:00 – 01:00

Walter Swennen

The extraordinary work of Belgian artist Walter Swennen (b. 1946) is deeply rooted in language. At a very early age, he developed a great sensitivity to the spoken and written word. This was a response to his parents’ decision, when he was five years old, to abandon Flemish and switch to French, from one day to the next. This marked the start of a lifelong investigation of how language – including visual language – can convey or obscure meaning.