Inventaires #2 is an exhibition presenting comics and illustrations that showcase the best in contemporary Belgian architecture. Organised by Wallonia-Brussels Architecture, the exhibition will present 28 projects by 25 illustrators.
Inventories #2 will run as part of a wider cultural programme at The Cass entitled ‘What About Belgian Architecture?’. The season aims to promote Wallonia-Brussels architecture and will involve a series of lectures and exhibitions that will run from April-October 2017.
The exhibition showcases selected works from the third volume of Belgian publication Inventaires. The publication focuses on contemporary Belgian Architecture and was founded in 2010 by the editors and curators of the exhibition Xavier Lelion in collaboration with Anne Sophie Nottebaert of Brussels-based architectural practice Coton_Lelion_Nottebaert.The book is available online and from the nearby Whitechapel Gallery bookshop.
Comics are a hallmark of Belgian culture and artists have regularly used this medium to respond to architecture. In the exhibition, comic strips by Belgium artists explore the narrative of each selected building and are presented next to architectural plans by the architects. These works display the visual and experiential relationship between people and the built environment.
The exhibition will feature mounted display racks for visitors to read each architectural project in a comic-like way, each display comprising drawings, photography and texts on a Belgian building.