Discover our residencies
©Studio MOTO & Hans Op de Beeck - The Wunderkammer Residence / © Juliaan Lampens - Woning Van Wassenhove
In 2019, the MDD offers the possibility of a unique visit to the residences on four Sundays. Visit The Wunderkammer Residence, the House Van Wassenhove and the current exhibitions at the MDD with a combiticket* on:
→ February 17
→ May 5
→ October 20
→ December 15
from 10am until 5pm.
*Available at the front desk of the museum.
*The residences can only be visited with the combiticket.
*Visit is without guide.
The Wunderkammer Residence
The museum Dhondt-Dhaenens is since recently flanked by The Wunderkammer Residence, a project by artist Hans Op de Beeck, realized in collaboration with architect Mo Vandenberghe (studio MOTO). Op de Beeck transformed the former Villa Meander, a villa built at the beginning of the 1930,s, into a unique 'gesamtkunstwerk.’ The building is conceived as a contemporary 'wunderkammer' and houses the personal library collection of Jan Hoet (1936 - 2014) while also doubling as a residence for artists, curators, researchers and writers. Set between the museum building from 1968, the historic Lys River and the former residence of Jules and Irma Dhondt-Dhaenens, the founders of the museum, The Wunderkammer aims to create a space for dialogue, reflection and research within the typical rural context of the museum. Former residents were artists Rirkrit Tiravanija and Nástio Mosquito.
→ individual entrance
→ seniors (over 60 years old), young people under the age of 26, teachers with card, Herita, disabled persons, guides with card, groups of 10 or more
→ minors up to 18 years, ICOM, persons accompanying disabled persons, museumPASSmusées holders, Open Monumenten-voucher, YoungDD/, ClubDD/
House Van Wassenhove
House Van Wassenhove is a house designed by architect Juliaan Lampens and was built between 1972 and 1974. Bachelor Albert Van Wassenhove, a teacher with a passion for contemporary art and architecture commissioned the house. Juliaan Lampens designed exclusively for Albert Van Wassenhove a house of concrete, wood and glass in which all living areas overlap: no separate rooms, but one open space.
After the death of Albert Van Wassenhove in 2012 the house was bequeathed to the University of Ghent, who in turn gave it on a long-term loan to the museum Dhondt-Dhaenens. in the autumn of 2015, the museum started a residency program in the house. Since then, numerous creative people from home and abroad have stayed here, such as Ives Maes, Jonathan Muecke, Rachel Monosov, Tine Guns and Friederike von Rauch.