MONTREAL STADIUM (MODEL) Voorstel voor naakte Olympische spelen,1976 te Montreal [Proposal for Naked Olympic Games in Montreal in 1976]

Luc Deleu


Print, 114.5 x 99 cm.
Materials: ink, paper

Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. S0113).

Luc Deleu believes that architects bear a great deal of responsibility for our human habitat.  Architecture helps determine the quality of life on Earth.  As a self-proclaimed 'orbanist', Deleu's architectural viewpoint concerns not only the urban scene but indeed the entire world as a whole, with its problems of over-population and environmental pollution.

From the very outset of his professional career Deleu has opted to present alternatives for existing situations.  Over the decades, he has bombarded the worlds of art and architecture with his controversial propositions.  In the Seventies he often did this with his Proposals and Counsels, never-to-be executed plans that were presented in the form of texts, drawings and models.

Montreal Stadium represents a design on paper for a sports stadium in Montreal for the 'naked' Olympic Games (as they were originally held in ancient Greece).  With a sense of irony, but also a serious concern for our planet's pollution problem, with Saturnus V Luc Deleu launches the idea of incinerating garbage in a very different location - namely, on the sun!


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