About Reclaiming Places

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Reclaiming Places

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Ideas to Postpone the End of the World

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Finissage & guided tours

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About A Common Breath

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A Common Breath. On-site

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Part I: Foreground

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Part II: Territories

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Part III : Resistance

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Part IV: A Possible Toolkit

videocam 31.03.21, 19:30

Reclaiming Places


Marwa Arsanios, Marjolijn Dijkman, Laura Huertas Millán, Joar Nango, Otobong Nkanga

Reclaiming places tells the story of a changing world, and the claims of indigenous people to inhabit the space that surrounds them and that they are made of. The exhibition translates the story told by the public programme A Common Breath (10.03-03.04.21) into a new presentation, thus giving us the opportunity to follow up on some of the programme's artistic collaborations, while starting new ones. The works presented here are bound by joint environmental concerns. They also explore the notions of inhabiting the land - as well as exploiting - and possessing - it. Reclaiming Places showcases architecture as a practice allowing for the necessary relationships between places and beings to happen - both human and not, and as an example of interspecies relationships.

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Reading group with Sofia Caesar

23.06.21, 18:00

La Loge is pleased to welcome back a public to activate physically the discursive space of the wooden platform designed for the previous programme A Common Breath and part of the exhibition Reclaiming Places. On this occasion, Ideas to Postpone the End of the World (2019) by Ailton Krenak will be read and discussed collectively with visual artist Sofia Caesar. As part of the selected text included in the open library of Reclaiming Places, the work by Ailton Krenak is essential as regards of the issues raised in our programme.

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Art Workshop for Children


La Loge is organising a bilingual art workshop for children aged 4-7 years (at the time of the workshop) from 5 to 9 July. A fresh wind blows through La Loge and takes the children on a journey of discovery. We look at nature and our environment through the eyes of children and artists. We immerse ourselves in the wonderful world of the artists and work with them, culminating in an exhibition of our own work. We welcome children from 9am to 5pm.



Chiara Fumai, Poems I Will Never Release, 2007-2017


The exhibition is part of a larger project that brings together various European institutions with the aim of revisiting the Chiara Fumai’s work, preserving her legacy and transmitting it to a wide audience. After major retrospective exhibitions in Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève (2020) and Centro per l’arte contemporanea Luigi Pecci in Prato (2021), La Loge will add a more intimate chapter to this series of exhibitions, enriched by a public program. After Brussels, the exhibition will travel to La Casa Encendida in Madrid (2022), further deepening the investigation into this personality that contributed to the development of both the languages of performance and the feminist aesthetics in the 21st century.



La Loge is a Brussels-based space dedicated to contemporary art, architecture and theory that began its activities in 2012. Its aim is to develop a critical program that emerges from the connection to the reality it is embedded in. By inviting multivocal, heterogeneous perspectives, La Loge aims to gain a more nuanced understanding of cultural and societal issues. Architects, artists and cultural agents are invited to develop propositions in which they seek out the characteristic and the peculiar within their practices.

La Loge is a space where ideas, discussion and presentation coexist.

La Loge’s identity stems from the architectural gem that houses it, as well as from the commitment and concerns of its founders.

La Loge values engagement of thought and feels particularly interested in exploring questions of space, habitat and use. The intimate sphere of La Loge contributes to a context where conversations with its audience and the diversity of protagonists it invites can be initiated and sustained.

La Loge is a privately initiated non-profit association founded by architect Philippe Rotthier.


La Loge is located in a former Masonic temple built in 1934-1935 by Modernist architects Fernand Bodson and Louis Van Hooveld. The building had been commissioned by the Freemason Obedience Le Droit Humain, which was first implemented in Belgium in 1912.

The temple is part of a group of four houses – a garage and a house, both from 1927, and an artist's studio, from 1930 – designed by Fernand Bodson. The complex forms a small but exceptional Modernist site in Brussels.

Bodson and Van Hooveld's architectural project for the building breaks with the Egyptian style that had traditionally served as the main source of inspiration in the conception of Masonic temples and envisages instead the development of a modern temple in line with the progressive character of Le Droit Humain. The building hosted the activities of Le Droit Humain until 1976; from 1984 to 2011, the former lodge housed the Museum of the AAM (Archives d’Architecture Moderne).


Director & curator
Wim Waelput

Communication & curator of public programs
Antoinette Jattiot

Sungyoon Ahn

External staff
Laure Decock (First Sight ambassador)
Benjamin Jaubert & Arthur Jules (production)
Boy Vereecken & Antoine Begon (visual identity)
Lola Pertsowsky (exhibition photography)
Antoine Begon (web development)

Honorary President
Philippe Rotthier

Board & Assemblee Members
Pierre Iserbyt, chair (2021-2026)
Thierry Belenger (2021-2026)
Aude-Line Dulière (2021-2026)
Geneviève François (2021-2023)
Caroline Mierop (2021-2023)

Assemblee Members
Kersten Geers
Zoë Gray
Dimitri Jeurissen
Michel Leloup
Bartomeu Marí
Rik Nys
Valerie Verhack

Former team members
Anne-Claire Schmitz, founding director (2012-2019)
Laura Herman (2016-2020)
Ailsa Cavers, Aurélia Defrance, Marie de Gaulejac
Former interns: Giulia Blasig, Federica Buzzi, Antoine Carbonne, Maxime Goudron, Leonardo Dellanoce, Jef Declercq, Sophie Fitze, Jelrik Hupkes, Laila Melchior, Giulia Morucchio, Marilena Lolou, Yoel Pytowski, Deborah Rozenberg, Jailee Rychen, Margaux Schwarz, Jeppe Ugelvig


Due to the coronavirus epidemic, we introduced a quota per hour to spread the number of visitors safely throughout the day. Entrance is free but we strongly advice you to reserve your time slot. Nevertheless, if the gauges allow it, we can also welcome you without reservation.

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COVID-19 Safety measures

Be aware, opening hours are always specific to the format of each project or event. La Loge is always closed on national holidays and works behind closed doors during the months of July and August.

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There are several public parking lots for people with reduced mobility in Rue de L’Ermitage. La Loge’s main space is wheelchair accessible. The bathroom is all gender but is not wheelchair accessible. An accessible bathroom is located at CIVA, across the street.

La Loge
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Kluisstraat rue de l’Ermitage 86
1050 Brussels, Belgium
+32 (0)2 644 42 48

12:00 to 18:00

Press Kit


La Loge is supported by Philippe Rotthier Foundation, the Flemish Government, the Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie (VGC) and First Sight, La Loge's community of engaged individuals and organizations. La Loge receives additional support from the municipality of Ixelles-Elsene and the French Community (FWB).

La Loge is a member of 50° nord Réseau transfrontalier d'art contemporain

First Sight Members

Almine Rech Gallery
Dvir Gallery
Galerie Greta Meert
Rodolphe Janssen
Zeno X Gallery
Mevr. Siska Bulkens
Mevr. Ann Cesteleyn
Dhr. Louis Cesteleyn
Mevr. Laure Decock & Dhr. Pieter De Walsche
Mevr. Catherine De Dijcker & Dhr. Luc Cesteleyn
Mme Charlotte Friling
Dhr. Frederick Gordts
M. Pierre Iserbyt & Mme Michèle Didier
M. Dimitri Jeurissen & Mme Jeanna Criscitiello
Mevr. Lien Lannoo
Mme Anne Pètre & M. Christophe Steyaert
Mme Isabella Ritter & M. Hampus Lindwall
Dhr. Louis-Philippe Van Eeckhoutte
Mevr Wendy Verreydt
Dhr. Marc Vandecandelaere (Wilgelover)
Dhr. Bert Van Welden

As well as all those who wish to remain anonymous

About First Sight

First Sight, La Loge’s support community and programme, offers the opportunity to become an active member of La Loge and engage more deeply with its ideas, whilst meeting other like-minded people. Experimenting with a unique model of programming offered exclusively for supporters, First Sight offers exchange and apprenticeship through casual and precise encounters.

Membership to First Sight costs €1.000 (individual membership) or €2.000 (organizations and companies).

For more information about First Sight, please call us at +32 (0)2 644 42 48 or email


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