“Fallen empires and refound desires”
The Exhibition infuses the publicly accessible terrain of ASIAT with in-situ commissioned works. With a strong focus on cross-disciplinary practices, hovering between artworks, collaborative projects, stage design, scenography and architecture. The Exhibition runs from 14.07 until 15.09, and is reconfigured for its final destination, the Festival.
Our generation is getting ready, preparing itself, getting armed for the coming fall. Of the ecosystem, of capitalism, of an illusionary democracy, of humanity, of ethics?
Dates & Opening hours
The exhibition runs from 14th of July until the 15th of September 2019.
The exhibition, including access to the cooling towers, is open and free of access on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 - 21:00. Wednesday 11th of September is an exceptional closing day due to the build-up of the festival.
The exhibition will be recontextualised and reopened for the festival on 13 - 14 - 15 of September 2019.
During the festival you need a festival ticket to access the exhibition.
Guided tours are organized every Saturday and Sunday during the exhibition. They start at 15:00 and are freely accessible.
The meeting point is the centrally located Paradeplein.
On Saturday guided tours are in Dutch, on Sunday guided tours are in French.
On Sunday the 4th of August and the 1st of September we also offer guided tours in Arabic.
Horst is located in Vilvoorde-North. The address is ASIAT-Site, Mechelsesteenweg 255, 1800 Vilvoorde, Belgium.
Vilvoorde-North comprises a strategically located zone north of the city. This to be developed district connects the city center, the Darse, and the Senne and encloses a potential, green recreation zone. The city of Vilvoorde recently purchased ASIAT, a former military terrain with iconic cooling towers as a backdrop. It's the first to be developed part of Vilvoorde-North.
ASIAT comprises 6 hectares of urban space with over twenty warehouses, all shaped in different sizes and arranged within a maze of corridors and urban rooms. The former defense workplace, nearby the Zenne with iconic cooling towers serving as a backdrop, will be reimagined to a new urban district of Vilvoorde - a suburb north of Brussels.
Not all parts of the terrain will be accessible during the festival. Please do not go wandering in closed-of areas or buildings.
Be your own guide. Download our Exhibition catalogue here.