Bureau des Réalités’ aim is to create an intimate and critical approach to contemporary practices through the participation of artists, curators, critics and editors in the cross-sectional shapes of works, objects, texts, archives, dialogues in the specific environment of an office * as a place of thought production.
The program includes exhibitions, residences, lectures, editions and publications as well as outside curatorial projects to maintain an active and plural reflection.
Bureau des Réalités is a non-profit organization founded in May 2015 by Lilou Vidal, French independent curator based in Brussels and Turin.
Parallel to its program in Belgium, Bureau des Réalités is developing new prospective approaches and curatorial projects in the Piedmont (Italy).
Bureau des Réalités is rooted in the heart of an eclectic Neo-Renaissance Flemish style house dating from 1900 which was called at the time Villa des Trois-Fontaines in Forest, Brussels.
* The office is a workspace where to unite a thought from the singular to the collective order, it is the object, the transitional furniture in which thought transforms into form, word into language; into computer technology, it is a blue screen, the desk hosting various source files from different origins, intentionally or randomly, it belongs to a company and tertiary sector, it is a department, it is a room, 'a room of one's own' from Virginia Woolf, it is an administration service, it is an agency, it is an architectural space and an idea, it is ..