Sculpture, 226 x 91 x 91 cm.
©image: R. Heirman
Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. BK5218_M31).
In the 1980s, T.O.P.-office – the architecture office of Luc Deleu made six Lego constructions. Each of these structures was assembled from the Lego blocks of the previous: thus only the last construction, Obelisk, still exists as physical object. What remains from the first five is the documentation in the form of a photograph of each, where beneath is written: ‘model demolished’, or in one case ‘model destroyed’, followed by the year it occurred. The two-meter high Obelisk acquires a poetic dimension when it is presented along with the photographs of the previous constructions from out of which it was ‘born’. The Lego constructions of Luc Deleu are not models or maquettes in the literal sense. The objects are not anticipations of an eventual execution ‘for real’. They are the result of a playful exercise on the part of T.O.P.-office: a colorful, alternative approach to the architectural design process.Add to your list
> Luc Deleu.
> Exhibition: The collection IV – Summer 2003. M HKA, Antwerpen, 31 May 2003 - 17 August 2003.
> Exhibition: EXTRA MUROS: Tracés. Similarities and dissonants. Kringloopcentrale, Antwerpen, 01 March 2012 - 31 March 2012.
> Exhibition: Visite Schoten. Braembibliotheek & M HKA, Schoten, 15 October 2011 - 25 November 2011.
> Exhibition: The collection XXXIII – The Collection as a Character. M HKA, Antwerpen, 07 June 2013 - 22 September 2013.
> Exhibition: EXTRA MUROS: Visite Herzele – Beyond words. M HKA, Herzele, 03 April 2015 - 03 May 2015.
> Ensemble: BRUIKLENEN.
> Ensemble: For The City and the World.
> Ensemble: Collectie Vlaamse Gemeenschap.
> Ensemble: NUCLEUS.
>Luc Deleu, Legoconstructie [Lego Construction], 1978.Collage, cibachrome, 65.5 x 65.5 cm.