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Joëlle Tuerlinckx

deSingel

A robust building designed by the late Leon Stynen, one of Belgium’s few modernist architects, deSingel doesn’t include a proper exhibition space. It was conceived first and foremost as a cultural center with a concert hall and a theater. Its solid program of architectural exhibitions over the last two decades has been forced to occupy the circulation spaces that lead to and around these halls, resulting in a highly diverse range of display strategies developed by the selected architects. Since the appointment of Swiss curator Moritz Küng in 2003, each year a contemporary artist—always with an “affinity for architecture”—has been invited to produce a show within this remarkable context as well. Following magnificent shows by Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster and Aglaia Konrad, Belgian artist Joëlle Tuerlinckx occupied the assorted spaces of deSingel with the equally compelling show “After

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