How can we experience a space? And how can we archive a changing city? In the exhibition The Lost City, the architect Maria Olchowska plays with the idea that houses are witnesses to time. She regards buildings as part of the collective memory and therefore as inextricably linked to certain events. In this way, she transcends architecture’s often-technical approach: ‘Houses become carriers of a soul, of stories and meanings.’
Malgorzata Maria Olchowska is an architect and graphic artist. The relationship between graphic art and architecture is a common thread running through her work. For Olchowska, the two disciplines are equivalent: ‘Both arise from a love of craftsmanship in which the design process plays a central role. With both graphic art and architecture, you build something and then allow it to lead its own life.’ In The Lost City, Olchowska bases her work on a handmade model that is translated into images in a variety of ways.
Together with The Lost City the exhibition Dogma - Rooms opens on 12 March at 8pm in deSingel, Antwerp.
Limited edition booklet | De Verdwenen Stad II
In the wake of the exhibition a unique art edition of the booklet is being published.
Register here in order to buy one of the thirty copies of Malgorzata Maria Olchowska’s De Verdwenen Stad II (€ 212,00).
Expo deSingel International Arts Campus
From Wednesday to Sunday from 2pm to 7pm and during evening performances until 10pm
Closed on Monday and Tuesday. Open on holidays.
Production Flanders Architecture Institute
Curator Malgorzata Maria Olchowska
With the support of the Flemish Government