Poems I Will Never Release, 2007-2017 is dedicated to the work of Chiara Fumai (b. Rome, 1978–d. Bari, 2017), and curated by Francesco Urbano Ragazzi and Milovan Farronato, in collaboration with Mara Montanaro. 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.
On October 9th, La Loge will host a transdisciplinary public programme of lectures about and relating to Chiara Fumai’s powerful practice which she defined as her “Unwork”. Her so-called “unwork” is a gesture of protest and feminist claim, (“unwork” is composed of the verb “to work” and the private prefix “un-”, a way to get out of the patriarchal-capitalist logic of work). During this intensive programme, art historians, art critics, philosophers, and curators will analyse the problematics and timeliness of “Unwork”, thus providing an opportunity as yet unseen in Belgium for a collective rethinking of the complexities and constellations that Fumai’s work reveals.
A Common Breath
attach_file camera_alt attach_file videocam camera_alt videocam camera_alt camera_alt camera_alt camera_alt videocam camera_alt camera_alt videocam camera_alt
Mistik by Hana Miletić
camera_alt attach_file camera_alt attach_file volume_up slideshow slideshow
Omnia Communia Deserta by Mona Vǎtǎmanu & Florin Tudor
camera_alt attach_file slideshow camera_alt videocam
Learning from Artemisia by Uriel Orlow
camera_alt attach_file text_fields camera_alt camera_alt question_answer
Life under a cherry tree by Rotor
camera_alt attach_file attach_file camera_alt notifications
Palais de Justice by Carey Young
camera_alt attach_file question_answer question_answer
attach_file slideshow notifications slideshow slideshow videocam slideshow notifications
Mondo Cane by Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys
11.05.19 – 24.11.19
camera_alt camera_alt attach_file slideshow
Leonard Koren & Guests
camera_alt attach_file videocam videocam videocam slideshow videocam videocam videocam camera_alt
How do buildings care?
camera_alt videocam videocam camera_alt videocam camera_alt videocam videocam camera_alt
After Service by Stéphane Barbier Bouvet
camera_alt attach_file camera_alt attach_file
Meeting Points 8 : Both Sides of the Curtain
attach_file camera_alt attach_file attach_file
Tales of Exhaustion by Danilo Correale
camera_alt attach_file camera_alt camera_alt camera_alt videocam videocam
Fish Plane, Heart Clock by Arvo Leo - with original works by Pudlo Pudlat
A Burning Bag as a Smoke-Grey Lotus by Gareth Moore
attach_file camera_alt attach_file camera_alt
Open Perspectives on Oskar Hansen
text_fields attach_file camera_alt videocam camera_alt videocam camera_alt videocam
UP by Koenraad Dedobbeleer and Kris Kimpe
camera_alt attach_file attach_file attach_file attach_file attach_file
'Three Landscapes' in Figures, Landscapes & Time by Peter Hutton
Six Possibilities for a Sculpture
camera_alt attach_file videocam videocam videocam videocam videocam videocam
The Ceremony and The Spirit by Roe Ethridge and Zin Taylor
camera_alt attach_file notifications notifications
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
Communication & curator of public programmes
Laure Decock (First Sight ambassador)
Benjamin Jaubert & Arthur Jules (production)
Boy Vereecken & Antoine Begon (visual identity)
Lola Pertsowsky (exhibition photography)
Antoine Begon (web development)
Sara Daniel, Damir Draganic, Lila Poimboeuf-Mahieu
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)
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, 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
Entrance is free
No reservation required.
Due to the coronavirus epidemic, we kindly ask you to wear a mask in the exhibition space.
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.
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 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
Galerie Greta Meert
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
This website has been realized with the support of visit.brussels and the Brussels-Capital Region.