EXPLO: Xenia
© Oscar van der Put

EXPLO: Xenia
Curated by Victor Afung Lauwers and Oscar van der Put

MILL, Gabrielle Petitstraat 4 / 4, 1080 Molenbeek

15 October 2021     Vernissage (6pm) + Dichterliebe (8pm) premiere
16 October 2021     Dichterliebe (4pm)
17 October 2021     Dichterliebe (4pm)

21 October 2021     MOVIE: The House of Our Fathers / Mothers of Inventions (2021) (continuously) premiere
22 October 2021     MOVIE: The House of Our Fathers / Mothers of Inventions (2021) (continuously)
23 October 2021     MOVIE: The House of Our Fathers / Mothers of Inventions (2021) (continuously)
24 October 2021     MOVIE: The House of Our Fathers / Mothers of Inventions (2021) (continuously)

28 October 2021     MALAM / NIGHT (installation)
29 October 2021     MALAM / NIGHT (installation)
30 October 2021     MALAM / NIGHT (installation)
31 October 2021     MALAM / NIGHT (performance - continuously from 2pm) Belgian premiere

The group exhibition can be visited continuously on the above dates, each time from 2 pm to 8 pm.


With the support of the Flemish Government
With thanks to HISK and CityDev

MILL and curators Victor Afung Lauwers & Oscar van der Put have the pleasure to invite you to the XL-version of EXPLO. Under the name Xenia - or the virtue of hospitality - the work of Leyla Aydoslu, Willem Boel, Dirk Braeckman, Helen A Flanagan, Mehdi-Georges Lahlou, Simon Lenski, Maarten Seghers, Grace Tjang (Grace Ellen Barkey), George van Dam, Emma van der Put, Har van der Put, Oscar van der Put and Guy Woueté is brought together in a group exhibition that can be visited for eleven days in Molenbeek.

During the opening weekend (15 - 17 October) George van Dam and Simon Lenski will present Dichterliebe, their new performance. The second weekend (21 - 24 October) sees the premiere of a new film by Emma van der Put based on her physical presence at The House of Our Fathers / Mothers of Inventions (MILL, 2020). The last weekend (28 - 31 October) is dedicated to the Belgian premiere of MALAM / NIGHT by Grace Tjang; first three days as an installation with a durational performance on 31 October as closing piece of the EXPLO.

 

After a long period of remoteness and caution, it is time to open the doors and let hospitality rule. That is exactly what Xenia wants to achieve. Besides presenting the work of a varied group of artists from Belgium and abroad, this EXPLO wants above all to be a place of encounter. Between artists, between friends, between old acquaintances and new faces. Between people. Welcome!

“It is no bold statement to claim that the municipality of Molenbeek, named after the Maelbeek river, underwent its name change in the figurative vernacular when windmills were built here and there along the swampy stream (‘molen’ is Dutch for windmill, ‘beek’ for stream). In the once wooded wilderness of Europe, alongside church and gate, the mill was a welcome sign of civilization, of salvation. The miller was the involuntary host of peasant and beggar, of almoner and prostitute, of horseman and pilgrim alike. Involuntary because necessary. All were drawn to the organization of water and grain. Need transcended any conflict between friend and foe.

During Xenia, another mill is being erected in Molenbeek. A major mill, a work by one of the artists participating in the exhibition, Willem Boel.” - Victor Afung Lauwers

 

Reservations are not necessary - everything is free to visit! - but because we like to welcome you personally, please feel free to announce your arrival at invitations@needcompany.org.

You can visit Xenia without a mouth mask or social distancing because of the use of the Covid Safe Ticket (CST). When you arrive, have your proof of identity and Covid Safe Ticket ready on your smartphone (via the Covid Safe app) or on paper. The hospitality staff will scan your certificate and grant you access to the exhibition.

> Read more

EXPLO: Xenia
Curated by Victor Afung Lauwers and Oscar van der Put

MILL, Gabrielle Petitstraat 4 / 4, 1080 Molenbeek

15 October 2021     Vernissage (6pm) + Dichterliebe (8pm) premiere
16 October 2021     Dichterliebe (4pm)
17 October 2021     Dichterliebe (4pm)

21 October 2021     MOVIE: The House of Our Fathers / Mothers of Inventions (2021) (continuously) premiere
22 October 2021     MOVIE: The House of Our Fathers / Mothers of Inventions (2021) (continuously)
23 October 2021     MOVIE: The House of Our Fathers / Mothers of Inventions (2021) (continuously)
24 October 2021     MOVIE: The House of Our Fathers / Mothers of Inventions (2021) (continuously)

28 October 2021     MALAM / NIGHT (installation)
29 October 2021     MALAM / NIGHT (installation)
30 October 2021     MALAM / NIGHT (installation)
31 October 2021     MALAM / NIGHT (performance - continuously from 2pm) Belgian premiere

The group exhibition can be visited continuously on the above dates, each time from 2 pm to 8 pm.


With the support of the Flemish Government
With thanks to HISK and CityDev

Tour dates

> Show previous dates
< Hide previous dates
October 2021
15 OctBrussels BEMILL (Needcompany) Premiere
16 OctBrussels BEMILL (Needcompany)
17 OctBrussels BEMILL (Needcompany)
October 2021
21 OctBrussels BEMILL (Needcompany) Premiere
22 OctBrussels BEMILL (Needcompany)
23 OctBrussels BEMILL (Needcompany)
24 OctBrussels BEMILL (Needcompany)
28 OctBrussels BEMILL (Needcompany)
29 OctBrussels BEMILL (Needcompany)
30 OctBrussels BEMILL (Needcompany)
31 OctBrussels BEMILL (Needcompany) Premiere
This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our cookies policy.