On May 20, Sammy Baloji was awarded a special mention in the Venice Architecture Biennale for his three-chapter project in collaboration with Twenty Nine Studio, which addresses the dematerialisation of the landscape and the delocalisation of precolonial social systems through colonial action. TLmag reposts an interview made with Baloji in 2018 for TLmag29.
In September 2021, ‘Le Sacre de la Matière’ ushered in its second chapter at the Ancienne Nonciature. Bringing together ten artists represented by Spazio Nobile, the exhibition showcases unique new artworks united around the evocative theme of sacred materialities.
TLmag speaks to Astrid Ullens and Galila Barzilai Hollander, collecting contemporary art and photography and eclecticism.
Koenraad Dedobbeleer’s 2019 show “Kunststoff, Gallery of Material Culture” at Wiels brought together 40 ‘living’ artworks to reflect upon Western culture, art history, and mythology. TLmag spoke with the Brussels-based artist about the exhibition and his practice.
Floral artist Arturo Arita creates bouquets within Diatomée molten glass vases that become the vessel for his graphic and dreamlike landscapes, imbued with colours and shapes with architectural cut-outs.
TLmag sat down with Pierre Yovanovitch to talk about his practice as architect and his project La Casa de Quinta da Côrte.
Since winning the LOEWE Craft Prize in 2017, Ernst Gamperl has been pursuing more essential & archaic formats. ‘Tree of Life’ is his once-in-a-lifetime project, as he transforms a huge 230-year-old oak tree into 67 wrought vessels that embody his excellence in woodturning and experimental patinas.
Mounir Fatmi has always been curious about the transformation of objects and how, with a slight change of context or position, they can take on entirely new meanings. Now, he regularly goes back into the archive, transforming materials into a highly charged body of work.
Multi-disciplinary artist Igshaan Adams unpacks his identity through ritualistic performances and his use of handicrafts such as embroidery and beading. Delving into personal topics that look toward the environment in which he was raised, he resolves conflicting identities in a quest for spiritual enlightenment.
Relating to the theme of TLmag’s 31st print edition, Islands of Creation, we present an extract from ‘The Island of the Colourblind’ by Dutch photographer Sanne de Wilde.
Here, TLmag presents a conversation between Lebanese artist and designer Ali Cherri and professor and the director of International relations of the DAI in Berlin, Friedrich Lüth.
Archaeology is a pertinent source of knowledge on ancient cultures – its enquiry deeply embedded in the past. Brussels-based landscape architect Bas Smets switches this timeline around as he looks towards designing what he calls ‘the archaeology of the future’.