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‘’I walk in circles, I only walk in circles, I walk in circles for hours, I keep walking in circles, every circle is different.’’

Pia Canales is a professional observer of everyday things. Thanks to her hyper-curious attitude, she knows a little about a lot of things, and thanks to her background in art, she knows too much about a few things. Her favourite things are peanut butter, inter-dimensional aliens, and amateurs.

In The Architecture of Staged Realities the focus is on the influence of Walt Disney on today’s built society and sense of identity. While he is praised for his technological innovations and the simplicity and familarity of his storytelling, there is another side to Disney and his empire.

The ingenuity with which he seamlessly entwines fairy tales and reality is accompanied by a compelling but one-sided conception of what the resulting wonderful worlds – and their inhabitants – should look like. Discover in this exhibition how Disney’s ideas continue to influence everyday life. 

Maureen Mooren & Rudy Guedj
Rudy Guedj
Jan Bijster
Tony Santos
Concrete Blossom
Eric Roelen & Rudy Guedj

In compiling the education programme, we draw on the rich range of knowledge and information arising from the various research programmes, exhibition projects and related activities of the institute.