The upcoming exhibition at CAB departs from the climate of reconstruction that marked Post-WWII Europe; the context in which Jean Prouvé conceived his Demountable House 6×6 as a temporary refuge for people who had lost their homes during the war.
The exhibition is therefore set up as an urban construction site, drawing attention to the way we organise, control and inhabit space. Some constellations deal with the actual materials making up the concrete, modernist constructions, such as Christoph Weber, Jose Davila, Lena Verijke and Nina Canell. They hereby inscribe themselves in the hegemony of contemporary architecture, while questioning the mechanics that underline its discourse. Through these different projects by both Belgian and international artists, Perpetual Construction explores the city as a self-organizing chaotic biotope.