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
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 will not only be presented in a more 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 1: SUNDAY, 2.04.2017
14:00 / Main entrance of M HKA and direct neighbourhood
15:00 / Second floor of M HKA currently in renovation
16:00 / Roof terrace of M HKA
And during the afternoon
18:00 / Closing time
PART 2: FROM THURSDAY, 27.04 TO SUNDAY, 30.04.2017
Performances and interventions by