That German artist Thomas Demand is fascinated by architecture, is an understatement. But, to what extent does museum architecture provide an answer to today’s challenges for museums? Valerie Verhack, curator of Demands ‘HOUSE OF CARD’ in M, talks about it with architects Adam Caruso (Caruso St John Architects) and Freek Persyn (51N4E).
They worked on architecture proposals for two Belgian museums: ‘KANAL’ in Brussels (in collaboration with Thomas Demand) and ‘M HKA’ in Antwerp. As both proposals will never be realized, the architects will show their plans to a broad audience for the first time.
Based on the designs, Valerie Verhack, curator Contemporary Art at M, will talk to them about two approaches to museum architecture in Belgium: "the soft museum" and "the productive museum". Adam and Freek talk about their collaboration with Thomas Demand and explain how their proposals came about.
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This reading is organised in collaboration with A+ Architecture in Belgium.