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Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc

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In the Womb of the Glass Ship by Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc

08.09-04.12.22

Opening 07.09.22

Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc explores areas often neglected by (post)colonial history through art, research, publishing, and programming. His work is characterised by a diversity of media and deals with the concepts of oblivion and exploitation, as well as the violent nature of official narratives and archives. Drawing on social and natural sciences, the artist produces new narratives that lie between evidence and fiction.

For his new sound installation— produced in partnership with Thomas Tilly—he uses the work of Guyanese author Wilson Harris and the text The Music of Living Landscapes as a starting point. Like a deciphering of the alphabet evoked by Harris, the exhibition will offer a subjective and sensory understanding of knowledge, identity, and language.

10 Years Benefit Party

02.09.22

We are pleased to invite you to our tenth anniversary benefit party, which will take place at La Loge at 86 Kluisstraat Rue de l’Ermitage, on Friday September 2nd, at 7pm.

Call for curatorial and communications intern

Deadline 04.09.22

La Loge is looking for a curatorial & communications intern. We've had many great people working at La Loge over the past years who contributed extensively to the work and life at La Loge. The intern will closely collaborate in the preparation of exhibitions, public programmes, communications and day-to-day activities. If you are interested in doing an internship with us for a period of minimum three months, please apply now.

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About

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
Marielou Laforest

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

Volunteers
Sara Daniel, Alice Nataf, Mary Szydlowska, Lila Poimboeuf-Mahieu

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
Sofia Dati
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: Sungyoon Ahn, Giulia Blasig, Federica Buzzi, Antoine Carbonne, Paul De Toytot, 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
Former volunteers : Bas Blaasse, Damir Draganic, Antoine Guitou, Frederico Maccioni, Nele Möller.

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Entrance is free

No reservation required.

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

Thursday-Sunday
13:00 to 18:00

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Support

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 and Brussels Museums.

First Sight Members

Almine Rech Gallery
Dvir Gallery
Galerie Greta Meert
Rodolphe Janssen
Wilgelover (Dhr. Marc Vandecandelaere)
Zeno X Gallery
Mevr. Siska Bulkens
Mevr. Ann Cesteleyn
Dhr. Louis Cesteleyn
Mevr. Laure Decock & Dhr. Pieter De Walsche
Mevr. Catherine De Dijcker
Mme Charlotte Friling
Dhr. Frederick Gordts
M. Pierre Iserbyt & Mme Michèle Didier
M. Dimitri Jeurissen & Mme Jeanna Criscitiello
Mevr Helena Kritis
Mevr. Lien Lannoo
Mme Anne Pètre & M. Christophe Steyaert
Mme Isabella Ritter & M. Hampus Lindwall
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 €1.050 (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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