Erien Withouck is a Job Student at LCG, she is currently studying Cultural Studies at KU Leuven. She Graduated from LUCA school of Arts in 2017 with a BA degree in Visual arts, Photography. Her responsibilities at LGC include organisatorial and research assistance.
Michela Sacchetto is an art historian, writer and curator. After graduating in Art History at La Sapienza University in Rome, she held the curatorial laboratory CuratorLab at Konstfack College of arts in Stockholm. She is a PhD student at the UCL Louvain-la-Neuve, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Alexander Streitberger.
Adressing the current upswing of attention in the sciences, arts, and humanities to the new proposal that we are in a human-driven epoch called the Anthropocene, T.J Demos critically surveys that thesis and points to its limitations. To democratize decisions about the world's near future, we urgently need to subject the Anthropocene thesis to critical scrutiny and develop creative alternatives in the present. This lecture is followed by a discussion between T.J. Demos and Jeroen Peeters.
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.