(1/2 May 2020)    Level FIVE - open Studios


POSTPONED TO Autumn 2020, Date still to be announced

Level Five is an artist run cooperative studio floor located just steps from the Beurs/Bourse in Brussels. On the fifth level, about 75 artist share a floor which houses individual and shared studios, a shared desk area, a shared kitchen, and common spaces.

During two days of Open Studios, the artists of Level Five present their work in the surroundings of production instead of the usual gallery space.

We will be happy to welcome you!
You will find myself in my studio (506b) or at the Salon Sale exhibition on the same floor.

Level Five

Paul Devaux straat 3 Rue Paul Devaux
1000 Brussels

Level Five - Artistic Ecology

29 April 2020    Brussels: CHANGE THE CHANNEL, BRIDGE THE GAP?

Archined Virtual Lunch Walk - Join us live via Zoom

Few people know that Brussels has a canal running right through its centre. Even fewer dare to cross it. Today, the main artery of industrial prosperity in the 19th century is primarily regarded as the border between a touristically booming downtown and the social complexity of Molenbeek. All the more reason why this very line has lately become a focal point of city planning and a test case for urban diversity with an impact on the capital as a whole. While a new overarching Canal Plan has been developed for this heterogeneous zone, it is of course interesting to look at specific projects to see how they define spatial changes and urban opportunities and how they affect the balance of social groups and cultures. How is the city dealing with gentrification at different scales and from different local perspectives? What role has been attributed to culture, industry and green zones? And what has been the impact of the ʻarchitectural answersʼ implemented up to now?

For the second time, Archined.nl will give me the opportunity to do a virtual live tour. This time we will move through a Brussels in transition, following the central stretch of the canal: from the huge, transformed Tour&Taxis site near the port to smaller architectural schemes, from inconspicuous social interventions to refurbished industrial buildings and new parks reflecting todayʼs ideas about urban space.

Archined Virtual Lunch Walk, language: English
Wednesday, 29 April 2020
Welcome: 12.00h
Start tour at: 12.15h, ends 13.00h.
Sign up by sending an email to news@archined.nl. You will then receive a link and a password. Please sign up before noon on Wednesday 29 April.

15 April 2020    Antwerp: new spaces, new urbanity? 

Archined Virtual Lunch Walk - Join us live via Zoom

In recent years Antwerp has been reinventing itself. In addition to small architectural interventions, complete new neighbourhoods are emerging. Illustrative of this are the areas in the former docklands. With today’s port activity having moved further north, the old docks and the neighbouring railway grounds are an example of historical infrastructure with urban potential. The specific characteristics of the changes here are defined not by homogeneity but by a numerous interventions that vary in style, scale and social impact. 

I am happy that Archined.nl will give me the opportunity to do a virtual live tour in which, like on a real tour, we can explore a bit of Antwerp’s history, present and future. 

The tour, focusing on architecture and public spaces alike, will take us from Antwerp-Centraal to Park Spoor Noord and further around the old docks. On the way we pass some of Antwerp’s most high-profile projects of recent years, as well as some that received little attention but that nonetheless determine the surrounding urban quality.

Archined Virtual Lunch Walk, language: English
Wednesday, 15 April 2020
Welcome: 12.00h
Start tour at: 12.15h, ends 13.00h
Sign up by sending an email to news@archined.nl. You will then receive a link and a password to join the tour via Zoom. Please sign up before noon on Wednesday 15 April.

7 March 2020    aN Architecturhetorical intervention 

at the opening of 'Façadomy' by Jasmin Werner, Damien & the Love Guru Gallery, BXL

On Saturday, 7 march, the exhibition Façadomy with new works by Cologne-based artist Jasmin Werner will open at Damien & the Love Guru Gallery in Brussels.  On the occasion of the exhibition, Jasmin Werner invited me to do an architecturhetorical intervention in the gallery spaces, i.e. a guided tour on façadism and the architectural objects recurring in her works. 
We will be happy to see you at the opening!

Opening: 18-21h
Architecturhetorical intervention: 19h
Damien & the Love Guru Gallery
 Rue de Tamines 19, 1060 Saint-Gilles/Brussels

UPDATE 17 march:
Thanks to all who joined us at the opening!
If the situation will allow it, we are planning to have two more interventions in april.
(Will be updated.)

In the meanwhile, feel free to listen to the recorded version of the guided tour
via the gallery's soundcloud

In addition, a pdf with photos of the works and all links to the tour can be downloaded via the gallery website

27 sept 2019    Interview with Adrian Luz 

at the exhibition 'One Day Berlin', Gallery Benhadj+Djilali, Berlin

12 2019 - In Berlin, the exhibition One Day Berlin by Mexican-US-American artist Adrian Luz, curated by Yasmine Benhadj-Djilali, just finished at Gallery Benhadj+Djilali. For one year the gallery space had become a museum in which Luz constructed an installation reflecting on the notion of borders and walls like the one already existing between the US and Mexico. During this year, various artists used the space for interventions. Since the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the installation has been cut into pieces which are sold to finance a follow-up project at the Mexican-American border in Tijuana. 

On invitation by Gallery Benhadj+Djilali I discussed the project with Adrian Luz on-site, parts of which can be watched on youtube:

Excerpt 1 of the interview: LINK
Excerpt 2 of the interview: LINK
Excerpt 3 of the interview: LINK

If you wish to buy a piece of the Berlin installation, supporting the follow-up project at the US-Mexican wall in Tijuana, here is a link to the project website One Day We Will Dance Again.


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