Exhibition: Beauty is a rare thing | Robbrecht en Daem: short films | MATTER. the White conferences
14th January - 20th February 2019, Galeria FAUP, FAUP, Porto, Portugal
DATE: 20/2/2019
MATTER. the White conferences [Matéria: conferências brancas] present, following Paul Robbrecht e Johannes Robbrecht´s conference, last November, at FAUP, entitled An Architectural Anthology, a particular vision of Robbrecht en Daem´s projects portrayed by Maarten Vanden Abeele, through 11 short films, under the heading, evoking Ornette Coleman´s composition, “Beauty is a rare thing”.

Maarten Vanden Abeele (1970) is a Belgian photographer, cinematographer and visual artist. He develops his visual art by creating installations in combination with his photo-works and performances, directed and, sometimes, performed by himself. His work led to (long-term) collaborations with, among others, Pina Bausch, Opéra National de Paris, dEUS, Jan Fabre and Vogue Paris.
Maarten Vanden Abeele portrayed different projects by Robbrecht en Daem architecten for the exhibition ´Pacing Through Architecture´.

Short Films

2017 Puppet theatre, Ghent (B)
2015 Museum Dhondt - Dhaenens, Deurle (B)
2013 Model 1:1 (Mies van der Rohe Golfclubhouse), Krefeld (G)
2012 Leopold de Wael square, Antwerp (B)
2012 Winery ´Le Pin´, Pomerol (F)
2010 Whitechapel Gallery, London (UK)
2009 Rubens square, Knokke (B)
2009 Office Robbrecht en Daem / MJ Van Hee, Ghent (B)
2009 Chamber Music Hall, Gaasbeek (B)
2009 Woodland Cabine, South of Flandres (B)
2009 Concert Hall, Bruges (B)

Organization: José Miguel Rodrigues | Helder Casal Ribeiro | Pedro Borges de Araújo
Graphic Design: Marta Ramos | Audio/video: Rodrigo Andrade e Sousa
Support: FAUP | Jofebar

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