Print, 116 x 111 cm.
©image: Syb'l S'Pictures
Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. S0111).
Luc Deleu believes that architects bear a great deal of responsibility for our human habitat. Architecture helps determine the quality of life on Earth. As a self-proclaimed 'orbanist', Deleu's architectural viewpoint concerns not only the urban scene but indeed the entire world as a whole, with its problems of over-population and environmental pollution.
From the very outset of his professional career Deleu has opted to present alternatives for existing situations. Over the decades, he has bombarded the worlds of art and architecture with his controversial propositions. In the Seventies he often did this with his Proposals and Counsels, never-to-be executed plans that were presented in the form of texts, drawings and models.
Le Paquebot “France” is Deleu's proposal for the recycling of ships headed for the scrapheap. Oceans and seas comprise a much larger surface-area than does dry land. Why not make more intensive use of this aquatic arena? An obsolete passenger ship or aircraft carrier could be employed as floating universities, so allowing students to both study and see the world.Add to your list
> Luc Deleu.
> Exhibition: EXTRA MUROS: Visite Bornem - Gedeelde Ruimte. CC Ter Dilft, Bornem, 03 May 2014 - 25 May 2014.
> Exhibition: De Verzameling II en een keuze van schenkingen en bruiklenen. MuHKA, Antwerpen, 30 June 1990 - 04 November 1990.
> Exhibition: The collection XXXIII – The Collection as a Character. M HKA, Antwerpen, 07 June 2013 - 22 September 2013.
> Exhibition: EXTRA MUROS: DE INTERNATIONALE - Museum of Affects. Moderna Galerija, Ljubljana, 26 November 2011 - 29 January 2012.
> Exhibition: EXTRA MUROS: Spirits of Internationalism. Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, 21 January 2012 - 29 April 2012.
> Exhibition: Museum E!: The residents' choice. WZC Immaculata, Edegem, 23 April 2017 - 22 October 2017.
> Ensemble: NUCLEUS.
> Ensemble: For The City and the World.
>Luc Deleu, Mobile Medium University Revisited (floating U.I.A.), 1972-1982.Mixed Media, wood, plastic, paint, plexi, 110 x 60 x 25 cm.
>Luc Deleu, MONTREAL STADIUM (MODEL) Voorstel voor naakte Olympische spelen,1976 te Montreal [Proposal for Naked Olympic Games in Montreal in 1976], 1976.Print, ink, paper, 114.5 x 99 cm.
>Luc Deleu, SATURNUS V. Voorstel de bestaande raketten te gebruiken om (nucleair) afval naar de zon te schieten [Proposal to Use Existing Rockets for Shooting (Nuclear) Refuse to the Sun], 1975.Print, ink, paper, 115 x 98.5 cm.