Expo: Unfolding the Archives #2 Juliaan Lampens
EXHIBITION | 13.11.2020 – 10.01.2021 | deSingel, Antwerp
For the second edition of Unfolding the Archives, the Flanders Architecture Institute draws on the oeuvre of Juliaan Lampens (1926-2019). Based on a selection of unique archive pieces, the exhibition offers an unprecedented insight into this architect’s working method.
The non-profit organisation vzw Juliaan Lampens, which manages Juliaan Lampens’ archive, is currently hard at work cataloguing, digitising and unlocking its contents. It contains a wide variety of pieces, including design sketches, composition sketches, exploratory drawings and architectural plans for both completed and unbuilt projects, and full-scale architectural details. These working documents demonstrate the importance that Lampens attached to the craft of drawing and materialisation. In his long career as a teacher and professor at Sint-Lucas in Ghent, he inspired several generations of architects. For this exhibition, we therefore invite some of his pupils to make a selection from his legacy.
The Architectural Detail
The thematic selection illustrates Lampens’ fascination with architectural detail. This plays a pivotal role throughout his oeuvre. Design sketches, exploratory drawings and architectural plans reveal how the development of the detail has a vital impact on the creative process of his architecture, from embryonic idea to completion.
Juliaan Lampens. 1950-1991
To accompany the exhibition, the catalogue Juliaan Lampens. 1950-1991which was compiled for the architect’s retrospective exhibition at in deSingel in 1991 will be reissued.
More information on the publication
Individual online registration for exhibitions in the Expo is mandatory (max. 20 people per time slot)
Dates: 13.11.2020 – 10.01.2021
Open: From Wednesday to Sunday – 02:00 pm until 7:00 pm and during evening performances until 10:00 pm
Opening: 12.11.2020 at 8:00 pm | Registration is required
Exhibition guide: Download the exhibition guide
Location: deSingel (Expo), Desguinlei 25, 2018 Antwerp
Producer: Flanders Architecture Institute and deSingel
Curators: Jo Taillieu, VZW Juliaan Lampens (Jo Van Den Berghe, Luc De Vos, Koen Dekeyser, Franck Velghe, Dieter Lampens) and Daan Dufait