Gijs Van Vaerenbergh Colonnade MATTHIAS DESMET
Gijs Van Vaerenbergh


Colonnade is somewhere between a forest of impenetrable trees and a Roman column gallery.

The pavilion's mysterious and classical character invites you to enter the space and lose your way among hundred slanting columns. In the labyrinth-like space, where you have to negotiate your way by crawling or bending, you might be faced with a certain form of fear or you become disorientation. After you have been forced to fall back on yourself, you leave the pavilion purified, possibly enriched with new insights. A trip through Colonnade may well be a new form of catharsis.

Alternatief portret Gijs van Vaerenbergh beeld van Damon de Backer

Gijs Van Vaerenbergh

Gijs Van Vaerenbergh is the art and architectural studio belonging to Pieterjan Gijs (b. 1983, Leuven, BE) and Arnout Van Vaerenbergh (b. 1983, Leuven, BE). In addition to devising architectural projects and artistic interventions, the duo also creates installations and sculptures. Their work is mostly conceptual.