“Fallen empires and refound desires”
The Exhibition infuses the publicly accessible terrain of ASIAT with in-situ commissioned works. With a strong focus on cross-disciplinary practices, hovering between artworks, collaborative projects, stage design, scenography and architecture. The Exhibition runs from 14.07 until 15.09, and is reconfigured for its final destination, the Festival.
Our generation is getting ready, preparing itself, getting armed for the coming fall. Rather than succumbing to a nihilistic cynicism, rather than surrendering to useless emptiness, this apocalyptic mood also entails the promise of a new start. Read the "Fallen empires refound desires" concept note here.
Dates & Opening hours
The exhibition runs from 14th of July until the 15th of September 2019.
The exhibition, including access to the cooling towers, is open and free of access on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 - 21:00.
The exhibition will be recontextualised and reopened for the festival on 13 - 14 - 15 of September 2019.
During the festival you need a festival ticket to access the exhibition.
Guided tours are organized every Saturday and Sunday during the exhibition, they start at 15:00 and are free of charge. The meeting point is at the centrally located Paradeplein.
The Opening of the Exhibition takes place on Sunday 14.07 and runs from 14:00 till 23:00. The vernissage is free of access and includes a diverse program with talks, music, guided tours, lectures food and drinks.
More info on the program will be announced on the website and social media.
These are a series of both public and private gatherings, talks, communal dinners and exchanges with a carefully curated selection of participants. The tackled topics align the preoccupations of Horst arts & music with the specificity of ASIAT as a – to be developed – new part of the city. Artist nights takes place on 25.07 - 08.08 - 28.08.
Horst is located in Vilvoorde-North. The address is Kerkhofstraat 1, 1800 Vilvoorde, Belgium.
Vilvoorde-North comprises a strategically located zone north of the city. This to be developed district connects the city center, the Darse, and the Senne and encloses a potential, green recreation zone. The city of Vilvoorde recently purchased ASIAT, a former military terrain with iconic cooling towers as a backdrop. It's the first to be developed part of Vilvoorde-North.
ASIAT comprises 6 hectares of urban space with over twenty warehouses, all shaped in different sizes and arranged within a maze of corridors and urban rooms. The former defense workplace, nearby the Zenne with iconic cooling towers serving as a backdrop, will be reimagined to a new urban district of Vilvoorde - a suburb north of Brussels.
Not all parts of the terrain will be accessible during the festival. Please do not go wandering in closed-of areas or buildings.