The exhibition After / D’après / Na by Vincent Meessen inaugurates Research in Residence, CIVA’s new collection-based, transdisciplinary research initiative
18/11/2022 – 28/05/2023 (extended)
Opening: 17/11/2022, 19h
Research in Residence renegotiates the terrain between the hermetic sphere of the archives and their public exposure. The program supports innovative research in various forms: exhibitions, installations, podcasts, talks, essays, performances, and more.
Meessen’s exhibition After / D’après / Na integrates architecture into an environment shared between its various cohabitants, human and nonhuman alike. The exhibition weaves together two types of architecture that characterize La Garenne, a rural plot on the outskirts of Brussels: the Art Nouveau cottage, exemplified by a demolished work by Léon Sneyers (of which diverse documents are conserved within the CIVA Collections), and the contemporary house, as articulated by OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen and their design on the same site.
Curated by Francis Carpentier and Silvia Franceschini
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An extensive interview with Vincent Meessen has been published on the occasion of this exhibition by Le Journal de l’Architecte (French)
In the framework of the exhibition After / D’après / Na, CIVA organises a tour of its Collections by the artist Vincent Meessen and Francis Carpentier, head of the CIVA Collections. This visit offers you a different view on the exhibition, with a particular focus on the archives of Léon Sneyers. It’s also an opportunity to discuss Research in Residence, the new cross-disciplinary research series by CIVA.
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The Production of Space, Screening session:
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During this evening, three videos will be screened and discussed. Shot in Burkina Faso, N12°13.062’/ W 001° 32.619′ Extended looks at the relationship between the construction of the planned city by urban planners and its reverse: the excavations in the so-called irregular city made by the people themselves.
The second video, Dear Adviser, is a dreamlike fable shot in the Capitol of Chandigarh, the capital of Punjab and Haryana, India. The Capitol, designed by Le Corbusier in the mid 1950s, brings together the executive, legislative and judicial authorities.
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Rue de l’Ermitage 55