maison parisienne returned to Brussels in spring, invited by EDIFICIO during the Art Brussels fair, to occupy one of the most unusual private mansions in the city center, just a short distance from the Avenue Louise.
The Hôtel Wielemans is a combination of multiple genres and styles, an architectural curiosity built in 1925 by the architect Adrien Blomme who, at the request of an owner fascinated by Spain, combined the Academic art traditions of the day with a hint of Hispano-Moorish design.
After passing through the rather austere porch, visitors are surprised to find themselves in a light, airy patio with a strange tiled decoration and a garden in which water flows from a number of delicately ornate fountains.
The establishment provided an incredibly contemporary setting for the forty French and Belgian artists who strived to honour this wonderful decor. Multiple crossings between cultures, mediums, past and future techniques and crafts are thus put forth.