Exhibition Concept

architecten de vylder vinck taillieu (ADVVT) opens with VARIETE / ARCHITECTURE / DESIRE a wide angled perspective on their practice. A practice of very varied kind of work — VARIETE. At anytime ADVVT wants to explore not only the making but also the being of architecture —, ARCHITECTURE. To make life longing for architecture — DESIRE.
The work of ADVVT in VARIETE / ARCHITECTURE / DESIRE shows the result of a collaboration with Japanese students, who studied eleven houses of ADVVT in drawings and models. In doing so, these students have introduced the different houses to the context of Tokyo, exploring the differences of and in this other context through the models and drawings. In this way, ADVVT not only wants to offer an exploration of their own work as such, but wants to explore contextual and cultural differences as well.
Next to that ADVVT gave a detailed insight in their work by projecting a constant loop of Filip Dujardin's photographs of their work. Almost 4000 images will take one down in the UNIVERSUM of ADVVT as a never ending CARROUSEL. On top of that, this exhibition is a JOURNEY throughout the space of TOTO・GALLERY MA itself. BEHIND THE SPACE is an idea not different from the idea of the word "MA".
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Architect Profile
architecten de vylder vinck taillieu
architecten de vylder vinck taillieu (ADVVT) was founded by Jan De Vylder (born in 1968, in the center of the photo), Inge Vinck (born in 1973, on the right) and Jo Taillieu (born in 1971, on the left) in 2010 in Ghent (Belgium). ADVVT is known for their avant-garde architectural work based on articulate theories and rich sensitivities. Education is an inseparable part of their design practice and they are currently teaching in universities including Catholic University of Leuven, EPFL and ETH. They received the Silver Lion for promising emerging architects at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2018.  

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