The selected duo will receive:
Created in 2014, the Fondation Thalie aims to support and promote contemporary creation committed to societal themes for the purpose of transmitting and sharing knowledge as well as arousing cultural exchanges. The Fondation Thalie’s mission is to support contemporary creation committed to societal themes, through a multidisciplinary program that crosses visual arts, performance and thought, in which visual artists, designers and authors can compare their practices in a collaborative and transversal way. The Foundation is also involved outside the walls by initiating and producing artistic projects in relation to communities for the purpose of societal impact.
European Chronicles: The Fondation Thalie and the Evens Foundation are launching a call for a research and production residency for the period of 2019 – 2020. The call is addressed to artists and authors of all nationalities based in Europe, without age restriction. Candidates must speak French and / or English. The literary work may be produced in any European language; translation into French and English will be envisioned for the final exhibition and / or publication.
The call aims at creating a collaboration between a visual artist and a writer, who are invited to propose a collective project engaging with challenges that Europe faces today and envisioning perspectives for its future. The artist and writer duo may be an already established partnership or formed specifically for the call. The research themes may include but not limited to:
The final presentation of the project may take the form of a publication or an exhibition at the Fondation Thalie in Brussels, as well as at a partner venue in France. The candidates are encouraged to develop an itinerant or relocated project; the residency should not necessarily take place in Brussels.
In April 2018, the Foundation opened a venue in Brussels where visual artists, designers and authors can compare their practices in a collaborative and transversal way through a program that crosses visual arts, performance and contemporary thought. The Foundation hosts artists, authors and curators in residence and produces two annual exhibitions. Near the Avenue Louise and Ixelles ponds, in the heart of the gallery district, the house, seat of the foundation, was built in 1924 by the architect Jean Hendricks. It has been completely renovated to welcome the foundation’s activities by the duo Vanden Eeckhoudt – Creyf architects, in a contemporary style, while preserving its modernist spirit.