'A Wonderful World' exhibition opens in Antwerp
Cityscapes Gallery presents a solo exhibition of architect Wiel Arets at the Locus Solus Art Space in Antwerp. The exhibition displays new work of WAA, depicting Arets' outlook on the emerging global metropolis, asserting that: 'We are living in a time where technology is invisible and no one seems to be in control. To help us understand this world, we need to redefine the map of the world; a mental construct reinterpreted countless times since 1492. We could read the world anno 2020 as a collective living space for everyone, with individual cities functioning as neighborhoods, each with their own regional identity. These cities will be comparable to stops on a subway map, and the new commute will differ drastically from that of today. In just a few years, we’ll be able to fly to any city in only a few hours. And in this way, the world becomes our new metropolis.'
Locus Solus Art Space
December 10, 2011 - January 21, 2012