[Exhibition] “Re-Practice Re-Visit Re-Turn – Back from Japan” at deSingel International Arts Campus

In spring 2020, the Flanders Architecture Institute is focusing on the link between Japan and Flanders/Brussels. ‘RE-PRACTICE RE-VISIT RE-TURN’ from architects de vylder vinck tallieu is the first exhibition of a season with the baseline ‘Back from Japan’.

 

“Re-practice Re-visit Re-turn” architecten de vylder vinck taillieu © Nacasa&Partners

 

For the renowned Ghent-based architectural firm, their Japanese adventure was an opportunity to place Belgian architecture in a broader perspective: how is architecture perceived in a changed social and spatial context? Which elements are retained, and what adjustments does the specific context demand?


 

“Re-Practice Re-Visit Re-Turn – Back from Japan”
20 February – 14 June, 2020
deSingel International Arts Campus – Expo
Desguinlei 25, 2018 Antwerpen
Belgium

 


In autumn 2019, architects de vylder vinck tallieu were invited by the Toto Gallery to exhibit their work in Tokyo. The Ghent-based architectural firm took advantage of this invitation to set up research into the similarities and differences in the Japanese and Flemish approach to architecture.

 

“Re-practice Re-visit Re-turn” architecten de vylder vinck taillieu © Nacasa&Partners

“Re-practice Re-visit Re-turn” architecten de vylder vinck taillieu © Nacasa&Partners

 

In collaboration with the Tokyo Institute of Technology, they set up a design-based study. But rather than calling it ‘re-search’, they dubbed it ‘re-practice’. de vylder vinck tallieu’s projects were modelled and reinterpreted in a new context.

 

“Re-practice Re-visit Re-turn” © Toto Gallery

“Re-practice Re-visit Re-turn” architecten de vylder vinck taillieu © Nacasa&Partners

 

‘RE-PRACTICE RE-VISIT RE-TURN’ showcases the design-based research in Tokyo: eleven projects by the architects de vylder vinck tallieu are given a fresh meaning in a Japanese context, as eleven Japanese mirror-images. The same methodology was applied to the global cities of London and Istanbul, with a view to exhibiting these results at deSingel too.

 

“Re-practice Re-visit Re-turn” © Toto Gallery

“Re-practice Re-visit Re-turn” architecten de vylder vinck taillieu © Toto Gallery

“Re-practice Re-visit Re-turn” © Toto Gallery

“Re-practice Re-visit Re-turn” © Toto Gallery

 

While the exhibition was running in Tokyo, the international design studios were working on projects from a variety of designers from Flanders and Brussels, including Juliaan Lampens, Jos Vandriessche, 51N4E, Office Kersten Geerts David Van Severen, Bob Van Reeth, Marie-José Van Hee and others. Moreover, in both Tokyo and Istanbul, local reference projects were used. This again led to mirror images in two different contexts. ‘RE-PRACTICE RE-VISIT RE-TURN’ therefore shows a series of ensembles that reinterpret architecture from Flanders and Brussels in three different social and spatial contexts.

 

“Re-practice Re-visit Re-turn” architecten de vylder vinck taillieu © Toto Gallery

“Re-practice Re-visit Re-turn” © Filip Dujardin

“Re-practice Re-visit Re-turn” architecten de vylder vinck taillieu © Nacasa&Partners


 

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