13-24 February 2013
STUK KUNSTENCENTRUM LEUVEN
In 1911 Le Corbusier made a reversed ‘Grand Tour’ to the Orient. Starting out in Berlin he travelled to Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Belgrade, Bucharest, Istanbul, Athens, Napels, Rome and back home to La Chaux-de Fonds. The English translation turned his Voyage d’Orient intoThe Journey to the East. In 2011 Elke Krasny (AT) and David Bergé (BE) travelled to Athens, Belgrade, Istanbul, Rome and Vienna and had conversations with local activists, architects, artists and intellectuals focusing on the urban characteristics and transformation, on monuments and the ideologically loaded terms East and the Orient. Le Corbusier’s voyage reORIENTed 1911-2011, follows these narratives: Elke Krasny composed a multivoiced text-based installation and David Bergé a photographic exploration, aiming to capture transitional contemporary urbanities in a complex dialogue between text and image.
Photos of the Installation by Joeri Thiry, STUK Kunstencentrum