Scraps is a series of 6 enamelled steel facade panels from the former WTC I and WTC II in Brussels, BE. In the 1970s, 11,000 people in the Quartier Nord in Brussels were expropriated in order to realise the Manhattan Plan. The WTC complex was in many ways the flagship project. The plan, championed by Paul Vanden Boeynants (former Prime Minister of Belgium who would later be convicted for corruption), had disastrous consequences for the lively neighbourhood that the Quartier Nord was at the time. Today (2019 - 2022) the towers are being renovated, but history threatens to repeat itself.

The series mirrors capitalist thinking in the developments in the Quartier Nord with the marketing of contemporary art by presenting the scraps of the WTC towers as monochrome paintings.

Untitled (Red on Maroon)
Enamelled steel facade panel from WTC I and WTC II, Brussels
180 × 114 cm