K.U.Leuven - Arts Faculty
B - 3000 Leuven
Events > Lectures
The Lieven Gevaert Centre collaborates with the Flemish vzw “Lieven Gevaert Leerstoel”, which organizes each year various lectures at St-Lukas Brussels and at the Photomuseum Province of Antwerp.
March 6th 2013, 18h
Lecture + round table with contemporary artist Victor Burgin
"The Time of the Panorama: The Return of the Panorama in Contemporary Visual Culture"
with Hilde Van Gelder (KU Leuven), Maarten Vanvolsem (LUCA) and Alexander Streitberger (UCL)
Location: MONT04, Rue Montesquieu 32, UCL, Louvain-La-Neuve
March-May 2012 Series of lectures
Heterogeneous objects. Intermedia and Photography after Modernism
Organized by the Lieven Gevaert Centre and the CERTA (Centre des recherches en théories des arts)Based on the idea that photography doesn’t rely on a coherent system of codes (like painting) but is almost always encountered as a fragmented, partial object (Victor Burgin), mainly three axes of reflection may be considered:
First, the role that photography plays since the 1960s concerning the overcoming of the modernist ideas of specificity and autonomy.
Second, the place of photography within practices and theories of intermediality.Third, the encounter between Intermedia and photography, yet the conception of photography as Intermedia, as an artistic strategy to reconsider the image’s relationship between self-reflection and reflection of socio-historical conditions
With her photographs Lidwien van de Ven (°1963, NL) focuses on issues of politics and religion while she postulates questions concerning the expressiveness of journalistic images. Her photos do not reveal their different layers of meaning at once, for they are poised upon the border between the visible and invisible, where the documentary, poetic and disturbing are brought together in a careful balance. (exhibition : Lidwien van de Ven: Freedom; Netwerk, Aalst).
Since 1985 she has been developing a meditation on the meaning of the image. After having notably photographed buildings that bear witness to major historical changes, such as the Reichstag or the Berlin Olympic stadium, she has now turned to the themes of politics and religion and their re-creation in images by the press. Above all, she asks questions about the unseen in events covered by the media.
She therefore travels the world and frequently occupies the same sites of investigation as journalists, where she explores questions of representation, of the mechanics of image perception, of what is visible or invisible. (Press, Le Grand Café, St Nazaire)
Where? Campus Sint Lukas, Groenstraat 162, Brussels
Manifesta Rendez-vous with curator Cuauhtémoc Medina
Leading up to the actual event the education/mediation team of Manifesta 9 tries to bring together students, young artists and teachers with the curators, participitating artists and the Manifesta team. These informal meetings are an opportunity to exchange ideas, ask for advice, pitch requests and get inspired. During a Rendez-Vous session the Manifesta guest will introduce his/her connection with Manifesta 9, but will also present previous work, ideas and projects.
Following an extensive period of research and talks, culminating in a period of on-site research by three final candidates, the board and the director of the Manifesta Foundation selected Cuauhtémoc Medina. Medina impressed the board with a striking proposal which—in line with Manifesta's aims—opens up possibilities to develop innovative working models for the display and production of contemporary art, while strengthening the links between artistic practice, culture heritage and the socio political landscape.
Cuauhtémoc Medina is an international curator, art critic and historian and is based in Mexico City, Mexico. He holds a PhD in Art History and Theory from the University of Essex, UK. Medina is a researcher at the Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas at the National University of Mexico and was the first Associate Curator of Latin American Art Collections at Tate Modern in London.
Carles Guerra (Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona) gave a lecture on documentary photographic practices in contemporary art, and on the work of Bruno Serralongue in particular (in collaboration with Wiels Centre for Contemporary Art).
Location: Wiels, Brussels
28th March 2009
PHOTO symposium. Film in Perspective
International Photo-Festival Knokke-Heist
with contributions by Victor Burgin, David Campany, David Claerbout, Steven Jacobs and Alexander Streitberger
Organisation by Alexander Streitberger and Hilde Van Gelder of two intensive research workshops, one in Leuven and one in Louvain-la-Neuve with Victor Burgin, in presence of the artist.
Topic: the importance of his photographic and audiovisual artistic production for theoretical debates on the position of photography in contemporary art.
Closed sessions for master students Art History and Cultural Studies, for doctoral and advanced researchers.
November 18 2008
Organisation of a workshop around the work of photographer and audiovisual artist Els Opsomer, in presence of the artist, in the building of Brussels Biennial (postsorteercentrum Brussel-zuid), by Alexander Streitberger and Hilde Van Gelder.
Closed session for master students Art History and Cultural Studies, for doctoral and advanced researchers.
May 7th 2008
' Contemporary Video and its Relation to Globalization: The Work of Steven McQueen, the Otolith Group and Hito Steyerl'
Lecture organized in the framework of the Philippe Van Snick Project.
Location: auditorium Zeger Van Hee (DV1 91.56) (College De Valk, Tiensestraat 41, 3000 Leuven)
Date: May 7th 2008 at 7 p.m.
T.J. Demos is an art critic and Lecturer in the Department of History of Art, University College London. He writes widely on modern and contemporary art, and is a member of Art Journal 's editorial board. His essays have appeared in journals such as Artforum, Grey Room , and October , and he recently wrote the introduction to Vitamin Ph: New Perspectives in Photography (Phaidon 2006). His book, The Exiles of Marcel Duchamp , is forthcoming from MIT Press in early 2007. He is currently working on a new book-length study of contemporary art and globalization.
May 14th 2008
'How Camera's, People and Sea Slugs See the World: Notes on a Book Written Against Camera Lucida'