Vermeir & Heiremans exhibiting artist presentation
connected to group show „Zones of Visibility”
(Public talk)

ACAX / Glassyard gallery, Paulay Ede u. 25-27, Budapest


The practice of Brussels-based artist duo Vermeir & Heiremans focuses on the reciprocal relationship of art, architecture and economy. In their collaborative practice the artists nominate their home, a loft apartment in a post-industrial building in Brussels, as an artwork.

The public does not have access to the ‘house as artwork’. Instead the artists use their home as source material for the production of ‘mediated extensions’, such as installations, videos, performances, interviews, publications and so on. These extensions create a web of cross-referencing discourses and values, and show the ‘house as artwork’ no longer as something exclusively physical, but rather as a virtual discursive site.

Vermeir & Heiremans are participated in the Glassyard Gallery’s present group show entitled “Pigment” where they show their 37 min. film “The Residence”. On the last day of the exhibition Vermeir & Heiremans will present the live ‘version’ of their latest film MASQUERADE, a ‘fictitious reportage’ on ‘Art House Index’ (AHI-), an experimental financial index that measures the economic and symbolic value of the ‘house as art work’. This live version is generated real time by the performance of ‘Art House Index’.

The language of the presentation and the film is English!