Jacques Moeschal (1913-2004)
Angelique Campens, Roxane Le Grelle, Francelle Cane, Sophie Lauwers, Iwan Strauven
Walther König, 2021
Together with curator Angelique Campens and Architecture Curating Practice, BOZAR delves into the archives of Belgian architect and sculptor Jacques Moeschal (1913-2004).
As a student at the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, he quickly became fascinated with the sculptural possibilities of concrete. In the wake of the democratization in post-war Belgium, Moeschal is best known to the general public for his monumental sculptures that form an integral part of the freeway network. Passers-by enjoy themselves to the full when, from their car, they suddenly come across an imposing work by Moeschal. The sculptures have become landmarks on our monotonous motorways. On the basis of plans, film fragments, models and interventions by contemporary artists, the exhibition will zoom in on the relationship between art and architecture in Moeschal’s underexposed work.