Presenting the outcome of his residency at Mies van der Rohe Foundation in Barcelona, the Jan van Eyck alumnus Ben Weir takes part in the exhibition Artists in Architecture: Re-Activating Modern European Houses at BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts in Belgium.
Opening: 12 November 18:00
Exhibition: 13 November 2019 - 12 January 2020
As part of the European Year of Cultural Heritage initiative, the Centre for Fine Arts (BOZAR) presents the results of its Architecture residency programme, Artists in Architecture, organised in six houses in Belgium, Italy, Romania and Spain. These houses were built or rehabilitated in the 20th century and inhabited by European cultural figures, whether it be architects, historians, scientists or artists.
Six artists and architects were selected through an open call in spring 2019 to set up residence for two weeks during summer in six different single-family houses to reflect on future approaches to the preservation, restoration and re-activation of heritage sites.
Each of the residents developed a singular project that underlines a lesser-known European cultural aggregate, either in situ, outside the walls or even in the public space.
The exhibition Artists in Architecture. Re-Activating Modern European Houses held at BOZAR, showcases the outcomes of the residencies featuring a photographic documentation by Antoine Espinasseau and a publication by Belgian art magazine HART.
The project was developed in partnership with Fundació Mies van der Rohe (ES) and the University of Naples Federico II (IT), with co-funding by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union in the framework of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 (EYCH).