Dr. Ana Bilbao is a Visiting Scholar in the Art History Department at KU Leuven. She is an editor of Afterall Journal and a Research Fellow in Afterall Research Centre in Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London. She often teaches at the University of Essex courses in modern and contemporary art history, curating, and the history of exhibition-making. Her research focuses on the history of exhibition making, especially the emergence and proliferation of SVAOs (Small Visual Arts Organisations) from the 1990s-present in different parts of the world.
Harris Feinsod (PhD Stanford, Assistant Professor Northwestern University) wrote an insightful essay on Allan Sekula's work and publications for n+1 Magazine. Do read his review of our latest book on Allan Sekula's "Ship of Fools / The Dockers' Museum"! Click on "More Information" below to access the online article.
Galerie Thomas Zander is delighted to present an exhibition of works by the British artist Victor Burgin. Combining conceptual rigour with poetic ambiguity, the exhibition explores relations between space, memory and desire and shows Burgin’s historical progression from photography, to video, to computer modelling.
"Some Cities" is the title of a 1996 book by Burgin in which the artist recalls some of the cities he has known by showing photographs and telling anecdotes, yet moving beyond the anecdotal into an inquiry about spaces, places and memory.
The Lieven Gevaert Research Centre is proud to announce the kick-off of a new journal, Focales. Our directors Professor Hilde Van Gelder (KU Leuven) and Professor Alexander Streitberger (Université catholique de Louvain) have joined the editorial board of this interesting new journal on photography.
Between order and disorder, finite and infinite, dispersal and arrangement, accumulation and categorization, memory and oblivion, useful and useless, a tension pulses in recent mutations of collecting and archiving. Should this ‘archive fever’ be seen as an archive inflation expanding the reign of commodification? Is a new form of archival time emerging? What do the nonconformist collecting and archiving practices adopted by contemporary artists say about the possibility of a different relationship to history, memory, and cultural heritage, that is, to the present and the future?
The LGC proudly announces the new publication of our most honored member Prof. Dr. Barbara Baert (Illuminare, KU Leuven; Franqui Prize, 2016) and Dr. Sophia Rochmes (Illuminare, KU Leuven; University of California, Santa Barbara). "Decapitation and Sacrifice. Saint John's Head in Interdisciplinary Perspectives: Text, Object, Medium," is the sixth volume of the series Art & Religion, published by Peeters.
"Panorama. A History of Modern Design in Belgium" is the exhibition curated by Katarina Serulus and Thierry Belenger. Javier Gimeno-Martinez, member of the LGC, and Katarina Serulus prepared the wonderful catalogue for this event.
T.J. Demos, professor in the Department of the History of Art and Visual Culture at the University of California, Santa Cruz, founder and director of the Center for Creative Ecologies, and our honourable LGC-member, published a new book with Sternberg Press: "Against the Anthropocene. Visual Culture and Environment Today." The book can be ordered via the website of Sternberg Press.
The LGC is proud to announce the exhibition of our member and artist, Wendy Morris, at Mu.ZEE in Ostend, Belgium.
In 1917 the SS Mendi sails across the English Channel towards France, laden with black South African soldiers. After a collision the ship sinks. Over 600 men drown and no one comes to their help. The disaster fades in the turmoil of the Great War that is raging.
In the context of the Bozar Art & Science project, which attempts to promote the interplay between artists and scientists, creating room for discussion on broad societal, global and local subjects, our co-director prof. Hilde Van Gelder will lecture during a workshop session. The main theme of this workshop will be the notion of time in the interaction of the arts and sciences. The imaginary time horizon is set to 2120.