His talent for reinventing the language of art made Marcel Broodthaers (Brussels, 1924 – Cologne, 1976) one of the most creative artists of the second half of the 20th century. His work is a symbiosis of all the artistic disciplines: "I am not a filmmaker. For me, film is the extension of language. I begin with poetry, then visual art, and finally cinema which brings together several different elements of art. Which is to say: writing (poetry), the object (visual art), and the image (film). The difficult thing, of course, is the harmony between these elements." For Broodthaers, catalogues, books and exhibitions are films which in turn become part of subsequent exhibitions and publications.