Intrigue: James Ensor by Luc Tuymans – Royal Academy of Art, London

Intrigue, the exhibition of James Ensor (1860-1949) at London’s Royal Academy (through January 2017), does as promised by its captivating title borrowed from the homonymous seminal painting of 1890. Put together by the Belgian painter Luc Tuymans, not new to important curatorial efforts, the project is neither a canonical retrospective nor an artist-curated, past/present dialogue…