29/09/2016 7.30 pm
Temple Talks: Céline Condorelli
with Céline Condorelli
Céline Condorelli at La Loge

Can objects be separated from how they are shown, repaired, treated, classified, owned and valued? In its first iteration, Temple Talks invites artist and architect Céline Condorelli, whose practice is fueled by an ongoing research into the ways things are shown and mediated. The artist’s long-standing interest in modes of display and structures of support has taken many forms, from books and exhibitions to performative lectures and architectural interventions. With Support Structures (2009), for example, Condorelli dedicated a whole volume to the subject, exploring support as a structure in and of itself, as a thing and a relationship. More recently, she curated The Display Show (2015-16), an exhibition in three parts, further investigating notions of display through radical practices from twentieth century artists, designers and architects, in addition to the ideas of contemporary artists. On the occasion of Temple Talks, Condorelli will depart from her “conversation piece” of choice, a ball for cricket practice, eliciting further conversations to unfold at La Loge.

Céline Condorelli (°1974, lives and works in London) is an artist, writer and architect, as well as a founding member of Eastside Projects, an artist-run space and public gallery in Birmingham (UK). Recent exhibitions include : Display Show Part 3, Stroom Den Haag, Netherlands (2016); How Institutions Think, LUMA Arles, Arles, France (2016); A Million Lines, XII Baltic Triennial, Bunkier Sztuki, Krakow, Poland (2016); Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm (2015); Function follows vision, vision follows reality, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria (2015) ; Hangar Bicocca, Milan (2014); bau bau, GfZK, Leipzig, Germany (2014); Chisenhale Gallery, London (2014).

Practical information
Thursday 29 September, 7.30 pm
free access
no reservation necessary, but seats are limited
language: EN
venue: La Loge 

Temple Talks is a series of commissioned lectures jointly organised by La Loge and Raak (Research Center for Architecture & the Arts at KU Leuven Association). Over the course of the academic year, artists and architects will be invited to share a passionate and personal point of view contributing to an understanding of the ever complementary, complex, and sometimes misunderstood relationship between art and architecture. Through the experience of a diversity of guests and practices, the series aims to research the specificities of these distinct fields while building up a common ground of interests and languages.

Guests will structure their talks by leaning on the physical presence of an object, artwork, or document of their choice. While acting as both a mediator and partner in conversation, this third party will hopefully lead to a disruption of the dualistic relationship between audience and lecturer. La Loge and rAAK warmly welcome you all to this new series of evening discussions.

Future Temple Talks with Wim Cuyvers & Filip Van Dingenen, Paul Robbrecht and more to be announced. 
Dates will be communicated soon.