Pushing back the walls

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03/09/2021 - 14/11/2021

Pushing back the walls :: © © Pierre-Marie Pushing back the walls :: © © Paul Louis Pushing back the walls :: © © Paul Louis

In 2020, the Horta Museum launched a theme devoted to ornamentation. This year, fiveEuropean artists have been selected by the artistic committee to decorate the walls offour rooms in the Museum, using unique, custom-made wallpaper designed to echothe works created by Horta and to harmonise with the house. They are:
• The Chevalier-Masson Design Duo (www.chevalier-masson.be),
• Pierre Marie (www.pierremariegalerie.com)
• Christoph Hefti (Instagram @c_hefti_2017)
• Nicolas Stolarczyk (Instagram @nicolas.stolarczyk)

The five artists have been given free rein for their wallpaper designs but have beeninstructed not to extend their work beyond the room allotted to each of them. Theyhave admired and then analysed the many examples of interior decor conceived byHorta, or have simply immersed themselves in the atmosphere of these surroundings;all share an interest in colour, pattern and ornamentation. Some come from the worldof textile design, while others even define themselves as ornamentalists. Bothrespectful and bold in their approach, the artists have adapted their decorativevocabularies and palettes to these spaces steeped in history; once ahead of their time,these rooms will display a new form of avant-garde creativity for a few months.

Practical information

  • Museum Horta
    • rue Américaine 25
    • 1060 Saint-Gilles
  • Price
    • Jobseekers: 6.0 €
    • Senior: 6.0 €
    • Children: 3.0 €
    • Normal: 10.0 €
  • Opening hours
    • Tuesday  14:00 - 17:30
    • Wednesday  14:00 - 17:30
    • Thursday  14:00 - 17:30
    • Friday  14:00 - 17:30
    • Saturday  11:00 - 17:30
    • Sunday  11:00 - 17:30