“Decadence and Dark Dreams” is the exhibition of the year 2020, according to the “Tagesspiegel”. Belgian symbolism fits as art for our time of global insecurity.

The lustful gaze of an oversaturated society into the abyss, the morbid attraction between Thanatos and Eros are thematic fields in art that found expression at the end of the 19th century, especially in Belgian Symbolism. The large-scale special exhibition “Decadence and Dark Dreams” in the Alte Nationalgalerie with over 180 works is dedicated to this art movement that emerged in the 1880s.

BOROS developed the strategy and design of the exhibition.