From 19 september to 6 october 2019
Jolien De Roo is the first laureate and prize winner of ArtContest 2018, supported by the Boghossian Foundation. She shows recent works at her solo exhibition in the Project Space of the Villa Empain. With her precisely constructed images where she combines abstract and figurative elements, De Roo questions the relation between the presence and the absence of meaning.
From 24 October 2019 to 9 February 2020
Image and text are very close, complementary, and even interchangeable. Throughout time, numerous artists have experimented with the fine line which separates the two. Ekphrasis – Writing in Art presents works and texts by more than forty visual artists who experimented with writing as a means of replacing or describing an image.
Abandoned dwellings of Beirut
From 14 november to 5 january 2020
For 150 years, Beirut has experienced successive periods of unbridled growth, war, economic and social crisis and migratory flows. Art historian and visual artist Gregory Buchakjian , reveals these abandoned dwellings and the lives of the former inhabitants with hundreds of official documents, photographs, and other personal effects.