Mediation and Publicx' Participation

At a time of growing housing crisis and inflation in the city of Liège, we wanted to continue making the former Chiroux library a third place, a public space available to all. For the mediation of Mutantx, we followed the collective approach of the biennial’s artistic direction, which chose to collaborate with numerous art and cultural venues in Liège for this edition. The Biennale de l’Image Possible, successor in spite of itself to the contemporary art world, evolves in somewhat “niche” spheres, reserved for “informed audiences”.

As the people in charge of mediation and audience participation, we asked ourselves the following question from the outset: how do we make an event that is originally aimed at a privileged audience, having benefited – at the very least – from a cultural education, accessible to an audience that perhaps doesn’t care, or that is preoccupied with other priorities such as feeding itself or paying the rent? How can we invite them, or make them feel welcome in this place, and be prepared to welcome them? We look for the answer in collective power, in the sharing of experience, knowledge and practices, in exchange and welcome.

Mediation takes shape within a particular space, the Openlab, where visitors can experiment, read or exchange. Outside this space, we also organize MUTANTX exhibition tours for school groups and associations, as well as guided tours for the general publicx in French, Dutch, English and German. Discover our full program below!


Our warmest thanks to Les Ateliers04, Quartier Mouvant, ILO Citoyen, MAC Liège, Unique en son genre, Pointculture, Territoires de la Mémoire, B3, MutationsxUrbaines, les A.T.I for collaborating with us.



Location : Former library Chiroux – rue des Croisiers 1, 4000 Liège

Ticket prices : Free of charge 

Duration : Wednesday, 2 pm to 6 pm, Saturday and Sunday, 11 am to 6 pm


The Openlab is the polymorphous creative space of the MUTANTX Biennial. The Openlab, located in the former children’s library, is a buffer zone, a permeable zone between the street and the imposing vessel of the former Chiroux library. It’s open to all, free of charge, whether you come to see the MUTANTX exhibition or not. It includes a workshop area, a cosy lounge with books for young and old on the various themes covered during the biennial, and modular areas that can be used either as a workspace or as an exhibition space. In addition to the workshop area, where you are invited to create and experiment with the works exhibited by the biennial’s artists, numerous one-off workshops are organized. All our programming is free (with two exceptions) and available below!




Location : Former library Chiroux – Quai Paul Van Hoegaerden 2, 4000 Liège

Ticket prices : €5 per person 

Duration : Wednesday to Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Reservations are essential for groups of 10 or more. Each visitor will receive an admission ticket, allowing them to return as many times as they wish.



Location : Former library Chiroux – Quai Paul Van Hoegaerden 2, 4000 Liège

Ticket prices : 120/group (maximum 25 people) 

Duration : 1h30

Public : 15 years and over / 4th year of secondary school and above

Interactive tours of the exhibition, led by experienced animators, give pride of place to the perception of artistic works and the sensitivity of participants to contemporary works. The aim is to actively explore the exhibition, interacting and questioning together the impact of art on reality.