WHAT REMAINS OF A REMBRANDT TORN INTO FOUR EQUAL PIECES AND FLUSHED DOWN THE TOILEt
26 - 27 May 2018
Villa Empain - Fondation Boghossian, Brussels
Concept: Simone Basani
Curator: Alice Ciresola
Performers: Maïte Álvarez, Marion Gassin
A museum is greater than the sum of its buildings, artworks, and visitors.
Its grand narrative contains many layers to be decoded: the history of an institution, the silent past life of its rooms and corridors, hidden traces of former uses. The audience is physically present among all these elements and in dialogue with them.
What Remains of a Rembrandt Torn Into Four Equal Pieces and Flushed Down the Toilet is a diffused performance which tells the Villa Empain from the perspective of its visitors, authors of their own choreographies of attention within the exhibition spaces.
A body is given to architecture, a voice to the history of the place.