Preview Eva L’Hoest, Shitsukan of Objects,  2019. Sculpture led, stereolithography apparatus, résine, build-plate.

MAGMA · Triennial of Contemporary Art of Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve


For a fluid identity

Today we are fluid beings. We constantly choose to adapt, to move, to evolve. We have adopted fluidity as much in the world of work as in our physical movements, our social relationships, and even our virtual presence. How can we live serenely with this perpetual change?

Does fluidity allow us to go beyond the polarities me-other, human-nature, man-woman, material-imaterial, stagnation-movement? Can we be multiple, fluctuating and draw strength from it? To be both fluid and anchored?

The Triennal takes over three emblematic sites in Ottignies and Louvain-la-Neuve and gives them a new identity; it also extends to Brussels and Paris. It invites the public to take up a new stance through works of multiple and polymorphous forms that appeal to the body, the senses and the imagination. A sensorial and emotional triennial to rethink our own fluidity.

At the Musée L, no less than 16 artists will take over all the museum's exhibition spaces, both temporary and permanent, to create new dialogues between the works in our collections, the architecture of our building and the thoughts of visitors : Laurette Atrux-Tallau, Stéphan Balleux, David de Tscharner, Lise Duclaux, Patrick Everaert, Jot Fau, Maika Garnica, Pélagie Gbaguidi, Stephan Goldrajch, Camille Henrot, Graciela Iturbide, Mehdi-Georges Lahlou, Eva L’Hoest, Mountaincutters, Aura Satz et Elly Strik.

Curator : Adrien Grimmeau (ISELP, Bruxelles)

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The Triennial of Contemporary Art of Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve is organised by the Centre culturel d’Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve. Jointly produced together with UCLouvainMusée LCentre culturel du Brabant wallonLe BotaniqueCentre culturel WolubilisCentre Wallonie-Bruxelles à Paris. In collaboration with l’Atelier Théâtre Jean Vilar. The Triennial will have its 10th edition in the fall of 2021. With each edition, it reveals evil doubles, points of tension of our territory and the world and highlights an original approach of (new) contemporary art practices.