WILD WALLS #2

Art has also ended up in isolation: trapped between four walls and reduced to a media experience. With our ‘WILD WALLS’ section on the website we want to give you the opportunity to enjoy carefully composed presentations of works by artists that we represent. We installed the works on the walls of the gallery and we hope that you will experience this presentation as a physical meeting, despite the online platform.

Wild Walls #1 was on view the last two weeks, and you can still find it in the archive of Wild Walls.
We hope you will enjoy Wild Walls #2.
WIELS is visiting you at home with exclusive content and some tips to bring art from the world directly to you. This week in their curated film programme, they focus on urban architecture and present a.o. two short videos by Emma van der Put – 2014 WIELS resident – which explore the ‘Noordwijk / Quartier Nord’ in Brussels. Enjoy!

This brings together two video works that both focus on the ‘Noordwijk / Quartier Nord’ in Brussels, where a residential neighbourhood was demolished in the 1960s to build eight giant World Trade Center towers. The so-called “Manhattan Plan” became bogged down in fraud and only three towers were eventually built, today half of which stand empty. Shot from the perspective of the World Trade Center, the video WTC looks at the tensions in this business district. After these had somewhat eased, three years later new construction plans for the neighbourhood appeared, forecasting yet another future, as explored in Van der Put’s sequel, SOON.

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