A collection such as CIVA´s is both a space that preserves artifacts and a space for debate. Today there is an urgent need to recontextualize collections within the contemporary conditions, or in other words: to connect the archival material to a context which is marked by climate change, decolonialism, technological disruptions, and struggles for participation.

Thursday, September 9, 2021Thursday, September 16, 2021
10:30 - 18:00
EN / FR / NL
CIVA, Rue de l'Ermitage 55, 1050 Brussels
Nikolaus Hirsch, Matylda Krzykowski, Cédric Libert
architecten jan de vylder inge vinck / inge vinck jan de vylder architecten, Pierre Labergue & Shervin Sheikh Rezaei

With contributions by Iñaki Ábalos / Giovanna Borasi - Canadian Centre for Architecture / Juan José Castellón González / Stefano Graziani / Juan Herreros / OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen, David Adjaye, Olivier Bertrand / Piero Bisello / Benjamin De Backer / Diego Thielemans / Sophie Varin, Caryatide (Simon Campedel, Thibault Lambert, Claudia Mion, Antoine Stevenot) / Marcel-Louis Baugniet / Victor Bourgeois / Louis-Herman De Koninck / Marcel Depelsenaire / Henri Derée / Albert-Charles Duesberg / Maurice Gaspard / Gustave Herbosch / Oscar Jespers / Elisabeth Prins / Émile Sergysels / Auguste Vanden Nieuwenborg, Bambi Ceuppens, Aric Chen, Aslı Çiçek, Samia Henni, Niall Hobhouse, Rosalind Krauss, Jill Magid, Parasite 2.0, Traumnovelle.


Talks I 09.09.2021 - 19:00

Iñaki Ábalos / Giovanna Borasi (CCA) + OFFICE KGDVS

Johnny Leya (Traumnovelle) + Johan Lagae

Amaryllis Jacobs (Maniera)


Installation I 09.09.2021 - 19:00

De Vylder Vinck: Archive Cut (w/ Patrick Demuylder and Chris Meaux)


Exhibition Multiplexe I 10-12.09.2021 

Objets de projection / Benjamin De Backer & Diego Thielemans  


Film screening I 12.09.2021 – 10:30-18:00

Jill Magid


Book launch Multiplexe I 12.09.2021 – 16:00

Country Happening / Surfaces Utiles ed.


Lecture + Exhibition by Country Happening I 14.09.2021 – 17:00

A Fish Sees a Fly / Piero Bisello and Sophie Varin


Book launch I 14.09.2021 – 19:00

Iwan Strauwen - “Victor Bourgeois. Modernity, Tradition & Neutrality“



Aric Chen

Samia Henni