From May 13th to August 21st 2016
Répétition, co-curated by Asad Raza and Nicola Lees, presents historic graphic art works arranged in a mise-en-scene of new commissions by international artists such as Abbas Akhavan, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Latifa Echakhch, Lydia Ourahmane, Dexter Sinister and Mariana Telleria. In addition, the choreographer Andros Zins-Browne will present Already Unmade, the parallel project he conceived specially for the Villa Empain.
The Cristal Cabinet
From 8 to 31 July 2016
In July, writer and poet in residency at the Boghossian Foundation Andrew Durbin will work on his forthcoming novel, Blonde Summer, in the Villa Empain. He will be present, researching and writing a chapter of the novel–tentatively titled The Crystal Cabinet. Much of this research will center around the works of William Blake and the flak towers of Vienna. At the conclusion of the residency, Durbin will publish a version of The Crystal Cabinet as a short publication.