Photographie d’objets pour le MoMuse

Photographie de 100 objets qui figurent dans l’exposition permanente du


MoMuse – Musée – Molenbeek – Museum


Exposition au Karreveld

Exhibition from June 5 to 16 Opening on June 4th

It is with great pleasure that we would like to invite you to the exhibition :

« The Open Cube » – Development

A trip to some of Molenbeek’s neighbourhoods, and to the history and memories of the people who live there.
An exhibition that, in the form of photographic mosaics, highlights the results of participatory workshops with the inhabitants of the Lavoisier site and surrounding neighbourhoods.
The model and plans of the sculpture as well as the work of the sculptor Patricia Sonville will also be visible.


The Open Cube


Mosaïc Composition

The tiles on the sides of the cube with the coloured windows

Cube Size: 180 cm x 180 x 180 cm – Tiles Size: 15 cm x 7,5 cm

Cube carrelages.jpg

850 tiles with photo printing, 480 white tiles, 7 windows (30 cm x 15 cm) and 3 coloured windows (30 cm x 90 cm) + 1 windows (30 cm x 30 cm) on the top of the cube.


Open Cube Front Side view

Front Side View with the 3 windows


Thierry Wieleman

The images chosen are, the « souvenir » objects of the inhabitants of Lavoisier and Molenbeek, the prints of the hands of the inhabitants of Lavoisier, the hands painted with henna, the clothes and fabrics, found in Molenbeek and children’s drawings made on the theme of memory. (workshop of Danièle Aron professor of drawing at the Molenbeek Academy).
The objects and hands painted with henna were photographed on different coloured backgrounds and the harmony is achieved by 2/3 of tiles with photos and 1/3 of white tiles.
No tile color touches another tile of the same or similar color. No pattern in the composition which allows to give a chaotic aspect to the harmony of the composition.

The Open Cube : Composition Study

Image Mosaics V, VI and VII

Exchange – What we do – where we are – what we are .
Neighbourhood and inhabitants

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A Revoir : Exposition dur le don d’organes

L’exposition photos sur la coordination et le don d’organes est à revoir

dans le Hall de l’Hôpital Erasme

Mercredi le 17/10 
Journée internationale du don d’organes

About The Open Cube

Article about the « The Open Cube » appeared in issue 2 of SLRB’s « Contour » magazine page 5 2

English translation :


As part of the 101% program, SLRB asked Luc Tillé, Patricia Sonville and Thierry Wieleman, the creation of a work of art on the Lavoisier site in Molenbeek.
Artists rely on the participation of tenants social, with whom they have already met extensively during workshops since March 2018.

Together, they want to discover the neighbourhood. The photos meetings are printed on the tiles that will make up the work. The artists organized an exhibition in an unoccupied apartment in order to familiarize the inhabitants of the district when they were created.

The work, an open steel cube of about 2 metres which surrounds a closed cube of tiles,
is not limited to its base. Indeed, the tiles are spread over the walls of corridors and access roads.

The work incorporates reworked elements of the old one tobacco factory.

Mobilcube, the model of the materials of the great work nature, is moved according to the activities.

Artists aspire to a dialogue between photography and sculpture, mixing images and impressions of the inhabitants, their memories and the future they will build with their neighboring countries.
This particularly participatory artistic project will be inaugurated in May 2019.

About The Open Cube

Article appeared in the third issue of the new quarterly magazine « Contour » of the SLRB page 8.

contour 3 SLRB

English translation :

The 101% program has always given special attention to children from social neighbourhoods. They are always enthusiastic about collaborating on our artistic projects. During a drawing workshop, « Souvenir », on the Lavoisier site, children from very different cultures could make drawings in the form of wallpaper, then applied to the walls of the Open Cube.


The Open Cube – Districts II

Parks and nature around them around the Lavoisier apartments / Les parcs et la nature autour des habitations « Lavoisier » / parken en natuur rondom de Lavoisierwoningen

The artistic project « The Open Cube » is a 101% project of the SLRB and Logement Molenbeekois. The artistic intervention is a dialogue between a « Corten » steel sculpture and photographs printed on tiles and will be realized on the Logements Lavoisier site located at 44 – 50 rue Charles Malis. You can read more about the project on the SLRB website :