La huaca llora by Louidgi Beltrame

25.04-07.07.24

Since 2012, Louidgi Beltrame has been conducting research in Peru which has led him to investigate the Nazca geoglyphs and film the practice of José Levis Picón Saguma, a curandero (traditional healer or shaman). Through films, photographs, ink drawings on canvas, and a sculpture produced for his exhibition at La Loge, the artist explores the liminal figure of the huaquero ('clandestine grave digger'). By maintaining links with the past, huaquería—or clandestine excavation—could be seen as a form of resistance to colonisation and a forced, rational interpretation of the world. Here, traditions, spirits, and ancestors are kept alive by owing to transactional gestures and the transmission of knowledge.

The exhibition at La Loge is presented in partnership with le Centre d’art contemporain d’Ivry — le Crédac.

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Kids programme

Jump in the world of Louidgi Beltrame with an activity kit available at the entrance of La Loge.
Free, for children aged 6 to 12, available in english, french, dutch.

Next open workshop on June 16th, from 14:00 to 16:00.
Contact us for more details.

Thu-Van Tran

05.09-20-10.24

Artist Thu van Tran works across a range of forms, materials and words. Often rooted in her family history, her practice raise the issues of displacement, space, and imprint via references to the colonial context of her native Vietnam.

Opening: 04.09.24

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The Collection is a limited edition of works by artists with whom we have collaborated in recent years: Leonor Antunes, Marwa Arsanios, Koenraad Dedobbeleer, Daniel Dewar & Gregory Gicquel, Nathalie Du Pasquier, Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc, Caroline Mesquita, Sophie Nys, Ula Sickle, and Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys.

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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.

Building

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).

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Team

Director & curator
Wim Waelput

Communication & curator of public programmes
Antoinette Jattiot

Intern
Martina Lattuca

External staff
Leonor Gomez, Arthur Jules (production)
Boy Vereecken & Antoine Begon (visual identity)
Lola Pertsowsky (exhibition photography)
Antoine Begon (web development)
Johan Larsen (First Sight Ambassador)

Volunteers
Alice Beiglig, Ina Ciumakova, Inès Guffroy, Mia Brena Minetti, Sepehr Sharifzadeh, Thibaud Leplat.

Board & Assemblee Members
Pierre Iserbyt, chair
Thierry Belenger
Aude-Line Dulière

Assemblee Members
Sofia Dati
Geneviève François
Dimitri Jeurissen
Michel Leloup
Rik Nys
Laura Van Broekhoven
Valerie Verhack
Jacques Verhaegen
Pascale Viscardy

Honorary President
Philippe Rotthier

Former team members
Anne-Claire Schmitz, founding director (2012-2019)
Laura Herman (2016-2020)
Ailsa Cavers, Aurélia Defrance, Marie de Gaulejac
Former First Sight ambassador: Laure Decock
Former interns: Sungyoon Ahn, Giulia Blasig, Zoë Brennan, Federica Buzzi, Antoine Carbonne, Paul De Toytot, Maxime Goudron, Leonardo Dellanoce, Jef Declercq, Sophie Fitze, Jelrik Hupkes, Thibaud Leplat, Laila Melchior, Giulia Morucchio, Marielou Laforest, Marilena Lolou, Yoel Pytowski, Deborah Rozenberg, Jailee Rychen, Margaux Schwarz, Sepehr Sharifzadeh, Jeppe Ugelvig
Former volunteers : Alice Beilig, Bas Blaasse, Sara Daniel, Damir Draganic, Antoine Guitou, Jonas Halkin, Shankar Lestrehan, Frederico Maccioni, Nele Möller, Alice Nataf, Lila Poimboeuf-Mahieu, Mary Szydlowska.

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Be aware, opening hours are always specific to the format of each project or event. La Loge is always closed on December 25 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
asbl-vzw architecture museum – la Loge
Kluisstraat rue de l’Ermitage 86
1050 Brussels, Belgium
+32 (0)2 644 42 48
info@la-loge.be

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13:00 to 18:00

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La Loge is supported by the Flemish Government, the French Community (FWB), 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, COCOF, Brussels-Capital Region and National Lottery of Belgium.

La Loge is a member of 50° NORD – 3° EST / pôle arts visuels Hauts-de-France & territoires transfrontaliers and Brussels Museums.

First Sight Members

Almine Rech Gallery
C L E A R I N G Gallery
Dhr. Freddy Dezeure
Galerie Greta Meert

Mme Octavie Bordet
Mevr. Siska Bulkens
Mevr. Ann Cesteleyn
Dhr. Louis Cesteleyn
Mevr. Catherine De Dijcker
M. Frédéric de Goldschmidt
Mme Charlotte Friling
Dhr. Frederick Gordts
M. Pierre Iserbyt & Mme Michèle Didier
M. Dimitri Jeurissen & Mme Jeanna Criscitiello
Mevr. Helena Kritis
Mme Anne Pètre & M. Christophe Steyaert
Mme Émilie Rolin
Dhr. Marc Vandecandelaere
Mme Isabella Ritter & M. Hampus Lindwall
Mr. Vedat Topsakal
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.

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Membership to First Sight costs €1.050 (individual membership) or €2.050 (organizations and companies).

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

firstsight@la-loge.be

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