Victor Horta and Brussels – CIVA – exhibit until the end of 2018

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This exhibition, organised by the Directorate of Monuments and Sites in the Brussels Capital Region and open until December 31 of 2018 in the CIVA, provides an overall introduction to the work of architect Victor Horta with a presentation of his major works built in Brussels.

John Julius Norwich described him as “undoubtedly the key European Art Nouveau architect.” Certainly Horta is still considered one of the most important names in Art Nouveau architecture, together with architects like Antoni Gaudí (Barcelona), Otto Wagner (Vienna) or Hector Guimard (Paris).

The exhibit, that takes place in the CIVA, let you discover the secrets behind the creative work of one of Art Nouveau’s greatest artists. A series of photographs, documents and plans highlight the value of this extraordinary legacy.

Unbuilt Brussels dedicated to Victor Horta – Brussels until October 15

Also in CIVA, these days you can enjoy the exhibition “Unbuilt Brussels” presenting documents from its archives relating to architectural and urban projects that were never brought to fruition. The exhibition is partly dedicated to Victor Horta, focusing mainly on his grand project to rebuild the block between the Palace of Fine Arts and the Central Station, and the Congo Pavilion designed for the Paris Exposition Universelle of 1900.

About the CIVA

Created in 2016, the CIVA brings together within a single structure the resources, knowledge and know-how of several cultural associations active in Brussels in the fields of architecture, town planning, landscape and the study of ecosystems. It contributes to the development of an architectural, landscape and urban culture as a basis for facing contemporary challenges and organises numerous events and activities at various locations.

It makes available to the general public exceptional archives (architects’ and landscapers’ documents: plans, sketches, models, furniture, etc.) and libraries containing almost 40,000 works and journals on architecture, town planning, the history of towns and cities, landscapes, gardens and urban ecology.

These activities and materials are designed to arouse the curiosity and interest of all in our living environment, whether built or living.

While you are in Brussels, we also recommend you to visit The Horta Museum, located in the private house and studio of Victor Horta (1861-1947).

Click HERE for more info. Exhibits take place at CIVA, Rue de l’Ermitage 55, Brussels.

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