Exhibition landscapes: a guided tour - Alice Haddad

work-in-process (c) Alice Haddad, 2023

Alice Haddad

Alice’s project was an exploratory investigation into display strategies and discourses employed for the mediation of urban conditions in architecture-related exhibitions produced in Europe, especially around the 1990s. During her stay at ZK/U, she aimed to examine how selected curatorial approaches revolved around landscapes and topographic practices to expose environmental issues and trigger social imagination. What can we learn from these approaches? How do they contribute to shaping the exhibition as site of knowledge production and public encounter?

This project was part of Alice’s doctoral research conducted at Ghent University in the field of architecture, urban planning, and exhibition studies. Her thesis focuses on exhibitions from the architecture programme of the international arts centre deSingel in Antwerp. It examines how urban concerns, local developments, disciplinary debates, and institutional shifts in spatial governance stimulated new curatorial approaches and display formats as means to promote a public agenda for architecture and urban planning in Flanders at the turn of the millennium.

work-in-process (c) Alice Haddad, 2023
work-in-process (c) Alice Haddad, 2023
Research material related to the architecture programme of the Antwerp arts centre deSingel investigated in the framework of Alice Haddad’s doctoral project “Mediating urban conditions: Research into the exhibitionary complex of architecture culture in Flanders around the year 2000” [working title, 2023], conducted at the Department of Architecture and Urban Planning, Ghent University © deSingel International Arts Centre archives
“(No) Thing(s) in Common” conducted at the residency You Are Never Alone curated by Metasitu and hosted by Metalab in Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine © Alice Haddad, 2019
Book cover of the co-edited publication Perhaps it is high time for a xeno-architecture to match (Sternberg Press, 2018) © graphic design Metahaven, 2018
Performative event organized at Kaaitheater as part of the curatorial and research project Perhaps it is high time for a xeno-architecture to match initiated by Lietje Bouwens, Wouter De Raeve and Alice Haddad © Thomas Nolf, 2017
The installation “Dialogue avec l’autre – II” included excerpts appropriated from Paul Valery’s dialogue Eupalinos ou l’architecte (1921) It was exhibited at the Triennale Jeune Création ‘Jet Lag/Out of Sync’ Rotondes, Luxembourg © Suzan Noesen, 2017
Sequence of picture frames from the video “Dialogue avec l’autre – I” realized in collaboration with Antoine Wang and presented as part of a lecture performance during the lecture series Public Pool #3 at FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais, France © Alice Haddad, 2017

Funded with the support of Luxembourg’s Ministry for Culture.