exhibition
03/09/20
19/12/20
Omnia Communia Deserta
By Mona Vǎtǎmanu and Florin Tudor
Mona Vǎtǎmanu & Florin Tudor, exhibition view, Omnia Communia Deserta, 3 september - 28 november 2020, La Loge, Brussels. Copyright & courtesy of the artists and La Loge, image by Lola Pertsowsky.

Due to the new measures adopted by the Brussels Government on October 27, La Loge will remain closed until December 4. We very much regret this and hope to see you again soon. All events of our public programme In Between Utopia and Failure will be livestreamed.

Reserve a ticket to receive the link for the event and to follow this moment online with us and the artists.

Take care and stay safe!


 

opening 
Wednesday 2 September 
18:00 to 21:00

exhibition
03/09/20 – 28/11/20
 
opening hours
Thursday – Saturday
12:00 to 18:00
 

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Entrance is free but we strongly advice you to reserve your time slot. Due to coronavirus we introduced a quota per hour to spread the number of visitors safely throughout the day. We kindly ask you to respect your chosen time slot.
Please note that pre-reservations are not mandatory. You can also book your ticket at the welcome desk and visit the exhibition directly if the time slot isn't fully booked.

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Actions taken by La Loge to conform to hygiene and social distancing regulations and to secure all visitors’ safety:
 
- La Loge provides alcohol-based hand sanitizer
- La Loge ventilates its spaces on a daily basis
- La Loge cleans surfaces that are frequently touched on a daily basis
- La Loge provides a soap dispenser, alcohol-based hand sanitizer, and paper tissues in the restrooms
- La Loge will no longer provide paper exhibition leaflets. Instead, visitors are invited to download the PDF from our website on their own devices
 
La Loge kindly asks visitors to:
 
- Please wear a face mask and disinfect your hands (alcohol-based hand sanitizer is provided at the entrance)
- Please come alone or accompanied by maximum one other person
- Please respect the physical distance of 1.5 meters
- Please respect the circular path in the building so as not to cross other visitors
- Please wash and disinfect your hands when using the restrooms

More details about our future programme will follow as we await instructions given by the Government, which will depend on the evolution of the current situation. Any changes will be announced on our website and social media channels.

We thank you for your understanding and we look forward to seeing you again, even if in smaller numbers!

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about the exhibition

Over the last two decades, Mona Vǎtǎmanu and Florin Tudor have developed a collaborative, research-based practice that looks into the material and formal manifestations of ideological change. Tracing the symbolic remains of power structures in the urban landscape and architecture, the duo critically engages with issues surrounding individual and collective memory in postcommunist society.

The exhibition at La Loge will present Vǎtǎmanu & Tudor’s research on the Omnia Hall set to become the home of the National Center of Dance in Bucharest after its restoration and refurbishment. Designed in 1967 by the architect Cezar Lăzărescu as part of the headquarters of the Central Committee of the Romanian Communist Party, Omnia Hall was mainly used as a location for party rallies. A brutalist building with an interior of wooden decorative elements referencing archaic principles and folkloristic elements, its socialist modernist architectural setting and its function as a political arena served the nationalist rhetoric and ideological agenda of Ceaușescu’s regime. With the extensive renovation plans, the meticulously staged interior of Omnia hall, its ornaments and sculptural elements, will be dismantled, obliterating the building’s former symbolic function and its uncomfortable historical legacy.