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The Words For A Better Future
Formafantasma, curators of TLmag 33 SS/AW 2020
Release: mid-June 2020,
pre-launch & order online now!

In conversation with the Italian film maker Luca Guadagnino,
extract of "Luca Guadagnino, Timeless Necessity": 

Formafantasma: Which films would you suggest that deal with isolation? And which movies that, instead, have to do with the sense of community and shared life would you recommend?

Luca Guadagnino: Ingmar Bergman’s “Hour of the Wolf ” is the first to come to my mind when thinking about isolation. Isolation films are generally difficult, so imagine now. “Dead Man's Letters” by Konstantin Lopushansky. And, maybe, Andrej Tarkovsky’s “Stalker”. In my opinion, “Samba Traoré” by Idrissa Ouédraogo remains a masterpiece on the concept of community. Jonathan Demme's “Cousin Bobby” is another excellent film on the same subject. “The Rules of the Game” by Jean Renoir crosses the sense of community with that of isolation. One last extraordinary title that I recalled when you asked me about the issue of our relationship with the environment is Nagisa Ōshima's film “Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence”. The concepts of imprisonment and confinement are present in this movie, but everything happens against the backdrop of the lush vegetation of Java, and the collision of two cultures, the British and the Japanese. Maybe, seen the current situation, this is the most mandatory film for me.


TLmag 33 SS/PE 2020 - The New Age of Humanism /Un Nouvel Âge de l'Humanisme
Special Guests 
-Formafantasma (Italy/Eindhoven, NL)– Cambio at Serpentine Galleries, London, UK – interview of the co-curators TLmag 33, by Rebecca Lewin, curator
-Andreas Eriksson, The Painterly artist (Medelplana, Sweden)
On the lake Vänern, Sweden: cut-outs paintings and linen tapestries, Berlin, by Lise Coirier
-Kenya Hara (Tokyo, JP) – The High Resolution Tours, by Marc Feustel
-Luca Guadagnino (Milan IT), Film Maker, by Formafantasma
-Mélanie De Biasio (BE/IT), L’Alba, La Maison des Talents partagés – Charleroi,
by Lise Coirier, photo by Frederik Vercruysse
-Enzo Mari (IT), Triennale retrospective, Hans Ulrich Obrist, curator

-Frederik Vercruysse, Silent Objects, Still Interiors, new photographic works
-TBA21 Academy – The Ocean Fellowship Programme at Ocean Space, by Angela Rui
-Etel Adnan : The Weight of The World, by Rebecca Lewin, in coll. with Koenig Publishers
-Louise Bourgeois, Femme-Maison, by Jean-François Jaussaud
-Paul Dujardin, BOZAR & Michelangelo Pistoletto’s Terzo Paradiso, by Lise Coirier

Excellence & Creation 
Intimacy, poetry and reclaiming the earth
- Jozef Prelis Seihō, ikebana, photo by Yen-An Chen
-Eva Le Roi (FR/BE), by Marie Honnay
-Pao Hui Kao (TW), by Mechteld Jungerius
-Rain Wu (TW), by Rachel Morón
-Pauline Esparon (FR), by Rachel Morón
-Ann Beate Tempelhaug (NO), by Rachel Morón
-Jesper Ericsson (SE), by Rachel Morón
-Bela Silva (PT), Despierta Corazón Dormido
-Lionel Jadot & Serge Leblon (BE), Les Ignorants
-Manon Daviet (FR), by Rachel Morón
-Sebastian Cox (UK), by Adrian Madlener
-Hlabisa Bench, Houtlander ans Mash T.(South Africa), by Tracy Lynn Chemaly
-Francine Pairon (BE)
-Philipp Fimmano & Li Edelkoort, In Praise of Labor (NL)

Living With Art & Design
-Home Stories, 100 Years of Interiors at Vitra Design Museum, by Adrian Madlener
-Wolfgang Tillmans, Today Is the First Day, by Amy Hilton
-Danh Vō: Cathedral Block Prayer Stage Gun, by Olivier Basciano
-Magali Reus: Affective Objects, by Olivier Basciano
-Caravaggio-Bernini at Rijksmuseum, by Formafantasma

-Stefano Boeri (IT), by Y-Jean Mun-Delsalle
-ROTOR (BE), by Tracy Lynn Chemaly
-Office Kersten Geers David Van Severen (BE), by Constanza Rinaldi
-Matilde Cassani (IT), by Danica Wilcox
-Dzek x Formafantasma

Real Life
-Jana Winderen (UK), by Y-Jean Mun-Delsalle
-Lido 84, Lake Garda (IT), by Formafantasma
-Fairphone (NL), by Lara Chapman
-Plant Fever (CID, BE), by Olivier Lacrouts & Laura Drouet
-Chen Yi Fei (TW), by Mechteld Jungerius


TLmag Monthly Highlights

Siegrid Demyttenaere:
Colorful Research in Kleureyck

Design Museum Gent presents ‘Kleureyck. Van Eyck’s Colours in Design’ which features work of more than 100 Belgian and international contemporary artists and designers such as Anish Kapoor, Bela Silva, and Studio Rens. The designers and artists explore color in contemporary work through the lens of the iconic early Renaissance Flemish painter. Curator of this unique meeting of classic art and contemporary design is Siegrid Demyttenaere, known as founding partner and co-editor of DAMN° magazine, exhibition organizer and curator. TLmag caught up with Demyttenaere, to explore the exceptional curatorial framework and apparent increasing need for reflection within design. Read more...  
Interview by Mechteld Jungerius


Towards A New Generation of Landscape Architects

Archaeology is a pertinent source of knowledge on ancient cultures – its enquiry deeply embedded in the past. Brussels-based landscape architect Bas Smets switches this timeline around as he looks towards designing what he calls ‘the archaeology of the future’. In landscapes, we work with time, thinking of growth, seasons and cyclical transformations. We’re thinking about the future and how what we are building now will become in 100, 200, 300 years’ time,’ says the designer who has worked on a range of global projects – from the roof garden of a design centre in Hong Kong and a beach resort in Lebanon, to a sunken garden in the UK and a national museum park in Estonia. For a memorial installed in a forest in Brussels, honouring the 32 civilians killed in the city’s 2016 bombings, Smets went a step further than his commission to plant 32 trees. Designing a circle of 32, 30-tonne blue stones (usually used for tombstones in Belgium), he created an installation to outlast the trees that will eventually fall and decompose. ‘We’re imagining how nature would evolve,’ he explains of his ever-present work philosophy. His studio’s biggest project to date, the Parc des Ateliers in Arles, France, a much-anticipated development by architect Frank Gehry scheduled to open in 2020... Read more...   
Interview by Tracy Lynn Chemaly




Creative director, speaker, consultant, teacher and author – this multi-faceted designer and theorist gives TLmag his vision on the past and future of design and the profession of the designer in relation to the COVID-19 crisis... Now is the time to reinvent our practices and our work protocols. Addressing this issue touches on the concept of well-being which, as I mentioned, is fully in line with the fundamentals of design. Participatory design, a driver of change, must rely on both the creation of new scenarios, but also on the proactivity of sponsors, such as business leaders, who will take the risk to try these new operating modes before they can be systemised. Read more...   
Interview by Marie Honnay

WBDM – Wallonie-Bruxelles Design Mode is closely collaborating with TLmag for interviewing a selection of Belgian talents in fashion and design from Wallonia and Brussels, in order to promote them on the international scene. Read more articles on WBDM News Feed and on TLmag Online Edition Wallonie-Bruxelles Design Mode



Spazio Nobile welcomes you back
Season XIV- Bela Silva,
Despierta Corazón Dormido
 & Garden Plein Air

Spazio Nobile Gallery has reopened from Tuesday to Saturday, 10-18.00 (except May, 21st)
from May, 11, in June and until July, 18 and by appointment until August, 23

To ensure the safety of our visitors and ourselves, a maximum of 6 visitors will be allowed at once in the gallery space in order to respect social distancing. Hand sanitizers will be available. We kindly ask visitors to wear masks upon entering the gallery.

"Plein Air" Sunday Brunch in Spazio Nobile Garden on June, 21st
Midsummer & 4 years of Spazio Nobile
Brussels Gallery Weekend Open Doors on 20-21 June, 11-19.00
Book your visit - RSVP:

& "Plein Air" Finissage & Sunday Brunch on August, 23, 12-18.00

"Plein Air" Collection is composed of Garden Art Furniture designed by Lucile Soufflet,
Kaspar Hamacher, Fabian von Spreckelsen...
On the picture: bespoke Circular Bench by Lucile Soufflet Made in France
in collaboration with TF URBAN


Season XIV- Bela Silva, Despierto Corazón Dormido, from 13 March prolonged until 23 August

Download the catalogue here  & visit us on Artsy

Press & PR: Sophie Carrée PR, contact:, press room

 The exhibition reveals a new series of colorful artworks that are inspired by Bela Silva's recent travels to Mexico. It celebrates Latin-American culture, its history and its diverse craftsmanship in a cycle of drawings, ceramic works and a Codex Mexico.

Discover Bela Silva's artworks here

Photos by Margaux Nieto

Bela Silva, Codex Mexico, artist’s edition, 1/250

You can pick it up at the gallery or order it on Spazio Nobile Online Gallery or on Artsy


Read stories and meet the artists and designers we represent and have exhibited 
in curated interviews on TLmag Online Magazine. More on Bela Silva here


Le Sacre de la Matière Group Exhibition,
Spazio Nobile at Ancienne Nonciature


Le Sacre de la Matière, L'Ancienne Nonciature Brussels, rue des Sablons 7,
B-1000 Brussels (Grand Sablon), from 4 March prolonged until
 14 October 2020
Group Exhibition with Jörg Bräuer, Sébastien Caporusso, Anne Derasse,
Kaspar Hamacher, Silvano Magnone & Fabian von Spreckelsen
Download "Le Sacre de la Matière" catalogue here

May - August by appointment every Thursday from 11am to 6pm (except Thursday, May 21st) 

September - October by appointment on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 11am to 6pm

Book your visit and contact: Lise Coirier, +32 475531988 or office: Salomé Elbaz
T. +32 (0)2 768 25 10,  from Tuesday to Friday, 10-18.00


Discover some of the artists & designers on TLmag Online Magazine
Jörg Bräuer, Anne Derasse, Kaspar Hamacher, Fabian von Spreckelsen
Sébastien Caporusso and Silvano Magnone

Explore the exhibition with your senses, thanks to Studio YenAn here

Le Sacre de la Matière Catalogue  & visit us on Artsy

Photos by Jörg Bräuer


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