Petra Blaisse , Fredi Fischli, and Niels Olsen in conversation with Kersten Geers at CIVA, Brussels


Petra Blaisse and editors Fredi Fischli and Niels Olsen will be in conversation with architect Kersten Geers to celebrate the launch of Art Applied, a kaleidoscopic view of Petra Blaisse and acclaimed studio Inside Outside’s work across interior, landscape, and exhibition design. The conversation will be moderated by CIVA's artistic director Nikolaus Hirsch.

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Wednesday 3 July
19:00 CEST
Rue de l'Ermitage 55
1050 Brussels

About Art Applied

This retrospective of the oeuvre of Petra Blaisse and her acclaimed studio Inside Outside presents a kaleidoscopic view of their work across interior, exhibition, and landscape design over the course of more than three decades. Rather than working solely on static buildings, Inside Outside design environments across a huge variety of scales, from expansive urban landscapes to intimate domestic spaces defined by soft textile walls. The resulting spaces defy conventional classification. This comprehensive survey encompasses renowned projects including the recently completed Taipei Performing Arts Center; the Kunsthal Rotterdam; Biblioteca degli Alberi in Milan, a park spanning almost ten hectares; and LocHal Library in Tilburg, a vast factory repurposed using an architecture of semi-translucent curtains. It also presents revelatory unrealised projects and explores the studio’s many collaborations, including the rich body of work produced with OMA since the late 1980s.

Edited and introduced by Fredi Fischli and Niels Olsen, with newly commissioned texts by Penelope Curtis, Christophe Girot, Rem Koolhaas, Charlotte Matter, Fatma Al Sehlawi, Jack Self, Laurent Stalder, Helen Thomas, and Philip Ursprung

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