aDVVT: Every Day Theatre
4 MAY — 23 JUNE 2018
Betts Project is pleased to presents Every Day Theatre, an exhibition of Belgium-Ghent-based architects De Vylder Vinck Taillieu. This will be the artists’ first solo exhibition at the gallery, showing a series of new drawings and sculptural elements.
And so much more. A cabinet of lost objects. objects that furnish a room. and hide absent ideas but cover what we all know. Empty detais of abstract rooms.
And never without. All those drawings. All kind of drawings. Just all together. Seemingly having nothing to do with each other but finally do. just ensemble.
Drawing is an action. Drawing is a relieve. Drawing is a moment. That last for ever. Even longer then its reality. Even without any ever reality.
All objects shown in the gallery ground space are related to everyday objects, from chimneys to columns - constructive yet also hiding technics. All objects are changing constantly the cubical form of the room. They are objects in space. Every day objects.
Additional works from aDVVT’s office are being shown in the gallery basement space.
aDVVT’s practice focuses on the construction of a banal and everyday existence, and seeks opportunities to greatly surpass what’s expected. They go back to the basics of the craft of architecture, embracing “making” in its broadest sense. Through an understanding of how to build something the architect is able to build an everyday reality, safeguarding architecture from becoming a mere solution.
The aesthetics here make no overarching claim other than to bring out the beauty and potential of what might be found on site. The ordinary becomes the foundation, the cornerstone. aDVVT demonstrates how a critical attitude is not just a gesture, but rather a perspective on architecture to go beyond all requirements.
aDVVT is an architectural practice founded by Jan De Vylder, Inge Vinck and Jo Taillieu who all studied at Sint-Lucas in Ghent. The practice was nominated for the Mies Van Der Rohe Award in 2013 and 2015 and has won several Belgian Architecture Awards. Their work was exhibited at the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2010,2012 and 2016. They curated the ‘Bravoure’ installation for the Belgian Pavilion in partnership with the photographer Filip Dujardin and interior architects Doorzon. The firm participated in the exhibition ‘Theater Objects. A Stage for Architecture and Art’ in 2014 at ETH Zurich and in 2015, always at ETH Zurich, for their own show, called ‘Carrousel’. In 2015 they partecipated at the Chicago Architecture Biennale. Their appeared in many publications and three monographs were published to date: in 2011 by MER Paperkunsthalle and De Singel (Book 1, 2 and 3), in 2013 by 2G and in 2016 by De Aedibus International. All the three founders teach at Sint-Lucas in Ghent and Brussels (KU Leuven’s Department of Architecture) and at EPFL ENAC in Lausanne.