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THE CHAPEL

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Built in 1965 by the Brussels architect Jean-Louis Franchimont in the basement of the Lumen Vitae seminar, in Brussels, the Saint-Ignace Chapel is indeed exceptional, owing to the quality of its modernist architecture placed at the service of spirituality. Its minimalism, the rightness of its proportions and its atmosphere so conducive to meditation, has in a way predestined it to play host to exhibitions and, indeed, this is the incarnation that Jerome Jacobs has recently accorded it. The task remaining, is to find works of art that make sense in such a unique setting, one that comprises over 350 m2 (3800 sq feet ) of floor-space. As an ephemeral sanctuary of art, The Chapel's main focus is to show work in the domains of video-, sound- and installation art, produced by some of today's leading artists. The present program, organized in collaboration with public and private collections, notorious curators and writers, notably includes work and films by Eija-Lisa Ahtila, Jeremy Blake, Bill Viola, Heike Baranowsky, AES+F, Jenny Holzer, Jason Rhoades, Bruce Nauman, Gerhard Richter, Joseph Beuys, Francis Alÿs, Miguel Chevalier , Rodney Graham, Michal Rovner, Nam June Paik, Franz West and others...

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