A Facade That Considers No Interior Contains An Illusory Garden, 2002
Royal Library of Belgium, Brussels
For "forward", launched by BBL and ING. Curated by Lynne Cooke.
"A Facade that considers no Interior" was transformed into "Garden Concluded" travelling to Bild Museet Umea, and to MGKSiegen, Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen, 2004.
Description of works at the Library:
- The beginning of the phrase ("A facade that considers no interior") was displayed on the building's facade, and the ending ("contains an illusory garden") on the building's interior glass wall, with a view to the garden.
- Photograph of the 1937 library's provisional facade as part of the project of the arch. Hoyoux and Ghobert, finished 29 years later, in 1964.
- Arch. Victor Horta's drawings of his unrealized proposal "Library project on top of the old observatory", 1936. Lend from his personal archive.
- Twelve panels with seventy-eight sections of different greens. Hand-painted. Oil paint, glass, wooden frames. Variable dimensions.
- A delay: wooden bench inserted between the space columns, guiding the viewer's way inside the room. 1600 x 48 x 1490 cm.
(photos by V. Everarts)