Established in 2012 by Belgian collector Hubert Bonnet, Fondation CAB in Brussels is a non- profit space dedicated to the promotion of Belgian and international minimalist and conceptual art through a dynamic programme of exhibitions and events. Housed in a striking 1930s Art Deco-style warehouse, built for the coal mining industry, Fondation CAB’s exhibition space offers visitors a unique environment to experience art.
The upcoming exhibition at CAB departs from the climate of reconstruction that marked Post-WWII Europe; the context in which Jean Prouvé conceived his Demountable House 6×6 as a temporary refuge for people who had lost their homes during the war, in order to sustain them with a shelter while rebuilding their lives.
There is the 6th mass extinction. There is the Anthropocene. Hard facts. There is eco-sexuality and the hippie revival of living sustainable. There are city-farms, organic markets, crowdfunding campaigns for new forests and recycled clothing. From farm to table, detox-treatments, self-sustainable off-the-grid communities etc.
CAB is pleased to announce its first collective exhibition around the 6×6 Demountable House by Jean Prouvé. The house, conceived in 1944, is the focal point of CAB’s 2016-2017 programme. For this exhibition it is brought in dialogue with work by both Belgian and international contemporary artists.