K.U.Leuven - Arts Faculty
B - 3000 Leuven
Events > Exhibitions
Februrary 15th - 17th, 2013
World Premier of Els Opsomer ‘Building Stories #001 [That Distant Piece of Mine]’ +Screening of Herman Asselberghs ‘Speech Act’ (2011) and Sven Augustijnens 'Spectres' (2011) + Book launch of ‘In and Out of Brussels’
Project between T.J. Demos, Carles Guerra, Els Opsomer, and Hilde Van Gelder
Free entrance, no reservation (spaces are limited)
Public Presentation of ‘In and Out of Brussels, Aesthetics/Histories/Politics between Europe and Africa’, a project coordinated by T.J. Demos(University College London) and Hilde Van Gelder (University of Leuven)
7-7.30 p.m. Avant-première of the new film by Els Opsomer: Building Stories #001 [That Distant Piece of Mine], 2012
7.30-8 p.m. Screening of the latest film by Herman Asselberghs, Speech Act, 2011
8-8.45 p.m. Public discussion (in English) with Herman Asselberghs, Sven Augustijnen, T.J. Demos, Renzo Martens, Els Opsomer, and Hilde Van Gelder
8.45 p.m. Book launch of T.J. Demos and Hilde Van Gelder (eds), In and out of Brussels. Figuring Postcolonial Africa and Europe in the Films of Herman Asselberghs, Sven Augustijnen, Renzo Martens, and Els Opsomer, Lieven Gevaert Series vol. 14 (Leuven University Press, 2012).
Aliki Braine / Käthe Hager von Strobele / John Hilliard / Ernst Koslitsch / Edgar
Lissel / Michael Mastrototaro (MACHFELD) / Anna Mossman / Gregor Neuerer /
Klaus Pamminger / Markus Hofer und Roman Pfeffer / Rini Tandon
Serving as a point of departure for the exhibition Prozesse (Processes) is Bertolt
Brecht’s idea of a theater in which the present state is not isolated but is instead to
be understood within the context of its generative process. With this in mind, the
image is not to be considered an outcome, an artistic statement completing the work,
but rather a part of a practice where processual openness and uncertain, “not-yetconcrete”
states are the focal points. The way in which the artworks confront both the
traces of their conception (documents, texts, drafts, etc.) and other artists is designed
to invite the beholder to “experience” the individual work, along the lines of Brecht, “to
experience on many levels” through a “flow of events.” Conceived as structurealtering
modi, here processes are reflected upon in a dual sense. For instance, the
social, mental, and aesthetic developments represented in the works of art are
confronted with the actual conditions of art production. Traces of life, spaces of
thought and memory, and mediatic points of intersection are the three axes along
which the interrelationship between art and life is presented as one that remains
open, transitory, and dynamic.
Curator: Alexander Streitberger
Location: Galerie Raum mit Licht, Vienna
curated by vienna 2012: kunst oder leben. ästhetik und biopolitik
Imaging History, 17.02.12 > 03.06.12
Sally Mann, Simon Norfolk, Shimon Attie, Bart Michiels, Bruno Vandermeulen & Danny Veys
Capture the past. That was the assignment photographers Bruno Vandermeulen and Danny Veys were given at the archaeological site of Sagalassos in Turkey. How does a photographer approach the past? When photographing the ancient city, Vandermeulen and Veys decided not just to record the archaeological finds, but to question the very objectivity of the lens itself. This was the starting point for Imaging History?. How does one look at something that is no longer there? Do we have enough imagination, or does it vary according to the vision of the photographer? Along with Vandermeulen and Veys, four internationally renowned photographers - Shimon Attie (USA, °1957), Rapha?l Dallaporta (FR, °1980) Sally Mann (USA, °1951), Bart Michiels (BE, °1964) et Simon Norfolk (NGA, °1963) - present a series of images and approach their work from these very questions.
Philippe Van Snick. Dynamic Project accompanying monographic publication edited by Liesbeth Decan and Hilde Van Gelder (MER Paper Kunsthalle)
This publication is the first career-encompassing monographic study of the artistic production of Philippe Van Snick. The result of a long-term collaboration between the artist, a team of researchers and a group of designers, it serves as an instrument for discovering Van Snick's oeuvre as a totality. This book reveals Van Snick's long-standing experimentation with a wide variety of materials and techniques, such as drawings and works on paper, photography, film, sculptures and works in situ. A red thread through the artworks is their close ties to everyday reality, life and nature. The accumulation of time incorporated in Van Snick's work - he has been steadily building on his Dynamic Project since the late 1960s - now allows for a global understanding of his idiosyncratic, highly moving visual idiom. As a consequence it is now possible to distinguish Van Snick from his generation of peers, the conceptual artists of the early 1970s.
This richly illustrated volume, with a foreword by Lies Daenen, is constructed around a chronology of the artist's work and life, written by Marie-Pascale Gildemyn. Her all-encompassing approach is complemented with essays offering specific, in-depth readings. They are written by Liesbeth Decan, Hans M. de Wolf, Alexander Streitberger, Paul Tanghe, Hilde Van Gelder, and Lore Van Hees. Winner of 2010 Fernand Baudin Prize
Location: Musée de Louvain-la-Neuve
Place Blaise Pascal 1, 1348 Louvain-la-Neuve
The double exhibition Peter Downsbrough / Artists and Photographs discloses the manifold relationships that exist between photography and the book in contemporary visual art. Peter Downsbrough is an American artist often situated in the realms of Minimal and Conceptual Art. With a reduced visual vocabulary (lines and words) Downsbrough creates a dialogue in various fields and media such as sculpture, architecture, photography, film or the book. The exhibition at the Musée de Louvain-la-Neuve takes us into the visual interplay between two and three-dimensional space, between real and virtual space. The other part of the exhibition presents the multiple Artists and Photographs. This box - a veritable portable museum - published in 1970 by Marian Goodman in New York, contains work by nineteen of the most important artists of Pop Art, Minimal Art, Conceptual Art and Land Art such as Sol LeWitt, Ed Ruscha, Andy Warhol, Robert Morris, Robert Smithson, and Bruce Nauman.
2 april 2009: presentation of the IVOK cahier, completely dedicated to the OPK-project Philippe Van Snick, at 18h in the Hogeschool Sint-Lukas Brussel, Paleizenstraat 70 1030 Brussel, lokaal M31.
It is also the opening of an exhibition of prints by Philippe Van Snick.
"(in)site Sagalassos: Reframed"
22 of November till 10th of January
(in)site Sagalassos: Reframed is the first exhibition on the archaeological site Sagalassos (southwest Turkey).
David Green (Brighton Univ.)
Jan Baetens (KULeuven, LGC)
Christoph Ruys (PhotoMuseum Antwerp)
Frits Gierstberg (NFI Rotterdam)
Global presentation of the exibition
The exhibition will bring together a representative body of eight Dutch and Belgian photographers, whose work is, first of all, outstanding and, second but not least, characteristic of the type of photography produced in the Low Countries. With this exhibition, we do not only want to offer the British public an overview of the best that is being made today in these countries (and this best is, given the peripheral situation of these relatively small countries, hardly known abroad, except for the usual exceptions), but also to raise a more general question which used to be very crucial in the seventies and the eighties (in the years that photography was being institutionalized), but which has been quite overlooked the last decade: is there any relationship between the kind of photography an artist is making and the national context in which he or she is (inevitably) working in. By “national context”, we do not mean of course to defend an essentializing of transhistorical definition of what is meant by things like “Belgian culture”, “Dutch culture”, or whatsoever. Instead, by “national context” we refer to things like: cultural heritage, institutions, traditions, audience response, publication policy, recurrent forms and themes, self-definition in an international context. The major aim of the exhibition, besides of course the fact that we want to show authors and works of excellence too little known in Britain, is to put this type of questions on the agenda, and to see whether they may be interesting and fruitful also for a discussion on British artists. Given the double focus of the exhibition (artistic on the one hand, critical on the other hand), it will be completed by a catalogue and a series of events (a symposium and a workshop or master class) that will offer a better contextualization of the selected artists.
With lectures by Jan Baetens, Liesbeth Decan and Mieke Bleyen
Solo exhibition Malou Swinnen, 'In the name of Mozart'
November 5th 2006 until May 25th 2007
Guest-curator: Hilde Van Gelder
Location: Concertgebouw Brugge
The Concertgebouw funds a catalogue, to be published as a new volume of the LGC-Series, which features essays by Prof. Hilde Van Gelder and Dra. Liesbeth Decan.
Book presentation: 5 november 2006, Concertgebouw, Brugge
Philosophy of Photography. Pictures as Ideas
1st of June until the 22nd of June 2007
Location: Molens van Orshoven
Funded by the IVOK
The exhibition shows the work of young photographers who interacted with the book of Henri Van Lier Philosophy of Photography, which is published as a volume of the LGC series
With work from Fedra Dekeyser / Arnaud De Wolf / Esther Eggermont / Tom Goffa / Britt Guns / Jamez Dean / Bart Meyvis / Sarah Michielsen /Roel Paredaens / Ron / Stefan Tavernier / Sarah Van Marcke /Simon Vansnick / Alexandra Verhaest /Thomas Verkest
Curated by Mieke Bleyen
Open wednesday until friday from 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. and saturday and sunday from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Enterance is free
Exhibition of the photography students St-Lukas Brussels and KHLimburg, 'Stellige Stilte'
June 2006 until March 2007
Curator: Kasia ruchel-Stockmans
Location: Central Library of the University and other cultural centres in Flanders
Location: Erasmushuis Blijde-Inkomststraat 21, 3000 Leuven, Belgium (Justus Lipsius-auditorium at the 8th floor)
At the opening of the exhibition, there will be a presentation of the new bookpublication Pieter Vermeersch. Acoustic Abstractions with contributions by Hilde Van Gelder, Paul Cruysberghs and Stéphane Symons.
This event takes plce on thursday 14th of december 2006 at 8 p.m.
Philippe Van Snick, 'Undisclosed recipients'
October 6th until December 2006
In the framework of the the researchproject Minimalist and Abstract Painterly Space and Time. The Case of Philippe Van Snick of the K.U.Leuven Association