Miscellaneous Folies

MISCELLANEOUS FOLIES is an exhibition coordinated and produced by CIVA, with the assistance of the INSTITUT FRANCAIS in Paris.
CURATORS AND SCENOGRAPHY: Benjamin Lafore & Sébastien Martinez-Barat, architects, with the valuable assistance of Michel Mathy and Cédric Libert

Exhibition : Wednesday 23 January → Monday 29 April

Monday 12:00 - 19:00
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 12:00 - 19:00
Thursday 12:00 - 19:00
Friday 12:00 - 19:00
Saturday 12:00 - 22:00
Sunday 12:00 - 19:00
Quai des Péniches - 1000 Brussels map

These ‘little sexy building that are not encumbered by plumbing issues’* experiment with styles, know-how and theories. Grouped within a common landscape, folies express possible elsewheres. Their occupants rejoice in fleeting identities: short-lived hermits in huts, nomads under immobile tents, conquerors on the gazebo, animated by the promises of the temple of love. The exhibition inaugurates the collection of these devices selected in Europe, Japan and the US. Whether terribly sophisticated or exaggeratedly rough, these folies are totally useless, but oh so necessary. They federate. Miscellaneous Folies wishes to display the prospective enthusiasm of the folies in order to escape, for a while, from the turpitudes of the world and to formalize ways of inhabiting it. *interview with B.J. Archer, NYC, June 2018