Welcome to the homepage and digital archive of HOTEL CHARLEROI. From 2010 to 2014, HOTEL CHARLEROI has invited more than 100 artists for informal residencies in Charleroi and organized annual exhibitions in public or semi-public spaces that brought together local and international audience.
FROM HERE TO THERE
Anna Witt, Annabel Lange, Antoine Turillon, Adrien Tirtiaux / Claude Cattelain, Baptiste Elbaz, Cäcilia Brown, Hannes Zebedin, Johanna Tinzl in CollàBearation with Philippe S3 BelGenion, Manfred Pernice, Maria Giovanna Drago & Sophie Thun, Sébastien Lacomblez, Serge Stephan, Stijn Van Dorpe, The Mental Masonry Lab (Mira Sanders & Cédric Noël)
HOTEL CHARLEROI is currently a Lodger in M HKA, and resident at Air Antwerpen. This invitation brings us to reflect on the legacy of HOTEL CHARLEROI, including five years of intense activity in Charleroi followed by a two-year break. What remains? Can the site-specific, often performative approach of artistic actions that took place in Charleroi be transferred to a museum? Does an institutional context offer the right conditions to reflect on a project that was embedded within the raw circumstances of the public space? Which parts of the artistic analysis of Charleroi’s societal context remain relevant when you remove Charleroi?
The continuous exposure to these questions made us propose the re-enactment of a selection of works that occurred in Charleroi from 2010 to 2014. The original actions are not only presented in a classical display in the LODGERS space, they will also be performed again and reinterpreted for an institutional context on two occasions: on Sunday 02.04.2017 and during the re-opening weekend of the M HKA, which takes place from 27.04 to 30.04.2017.
PART 2: FROM THURSDAY, 27.04 TO SUNDAY, 30.04.2017
27.04, 21:00 / Roof terrace of M HKA
27.04, 22:00 / Lodgers space, sixth floor
27.04, 23:30 / Lodgers space, sixth floor
30.04, 16:00 / Library, ground floor
30.04, 17:00 / Lodgers space, sixth floor