Pushing Back the Walls at the Horta Museum in Brussels

03/09/2021 > 14/11/2021

Artists of the exhibition "Pushing back the Walls" at the Horta Museum
©Musée Horta, Saint-Gilles
Artists of the exhibition “Pushing back the Walls” at the Horta Museum
©Musée Horta, Saint-Gilles

For the first time in the history of the Horta Museum (Saint-Gilles), the museum will be offering its spaces to five artists, whose work will remain there for over two months.
The Chevalier-Masson design duo (BE), Pierre Marie (FR), Christoph Hefti (CH) and Nicolas Stolarczyk (FR) will be given free rein to cover the walls of four rooms in the museum with custom-designed wallpaper that harmonises perfectly with Horta’s work and home. Visitors will be able to see the results of this project, the first of its kind for the Museum, from 3 September to 14 November, as part of the Brussels Design September events.

In 2020, the Horta Museum launched a theme devoted to ornamentation. This year, five European artists have been selected by the artistic committee to decorate the walls of four rooms in the Museum, using unique, custom-made wallpaper designed to echo the works created by Horta and to harmonise with the house. They are:
• The Chevalier-Masson Design Duo
Pierre Marie
Christoph Hefti
Nicolas Stolarczyk

Their wallpaper will be produced, on this occasion, by the Atelier d’Offard in the French city of Tours, which specialises in recreating historical wallpaper.

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