The Invention Of Landscape A Continuous Story
Is the landscape a natural element or a mental construction? How is the landscape evoked in the paintings of the 15th century? When do we see it represented in cartography and what can photography teach us about the evolution of urban landscapes?
The exhibition is motivated by the desire to improve the quality of life in our towns. Brainchild of landscape architect Bas Smets, the exhibition explores the notion of landscape through five forms of artistic expression represented by authoritative figures in their chosen disciplines: Véronique Bücken for painting, Joris Van Grieken and Colin Dupont for engravings and cartography, Bruno Notteboom and Pieter Uyttenhove for photography, Michael R. Roskam and Bouli Lanners for the cinema, and Stefan Devoldere and Kristiaan Borret for landscape architecture.
The exhibition is a highlight of the first edition of the Brussels Urban Landscape Biennial (BULB) – initiated by Celine Fremault, Environment Minister for the Brussels Capital Region.