Narcisse Tordoir. LABOR AND PRODUCTION 1987-1998

03-12-2021 14:00 to 23-12-2021 18:30
Vandenhove Centre for Architecture and Art, Rozier 1, 9000 Gent

The exhibition presents a wide selection from Narcisse Tordoir's MQ series, a collection of 118 models realized between 1987 and 1998.
It consists mainly of six thematic sections - SPIEGEL, ICOON, DODENDANS, STUDIO, SCREEN and ASSEMBLY - each of which is a panoply of interrelated models. Specific issues such as "the maquette as a thought apparatus", "the place of the image", "the outline of a character", "the representation of scale", "from studio to museum", "the working process", are addressed and presented in vitrine tables using original material. In addition, some larger pieces are exhibited. Although the latter are fully part of the MQ series, they are exemplary of the corporatization that has occurred in the development of this work. With these pieces of work, the distinction between maquette and work of art disappears.

The project of the exhibition was prepared in the academic year 2020-2021 with two research seminars in the Master's program in Architecture and Urbanism at UGent. The exhibition is curated by Guy Châtel and Adriaan Verwée, in collaboration with Narcisse Tordoir, and realized with the support of M HKA, CVK and VANDENHOVE.

Vandenhove Centre for architecture and art, Rozier 1, 9000 Ghent / open on Thu, Fri, Sat from 14h-18h