A Class of Their Own

The pioneer group of the Düsseldorf School

The ‘Düsseldorf School’ has become a household name in the art world for one of the most successful and influential strains of modern photography. Coined in the late 1980s, the name refers mainly to the pioneer group of students of the late Bernd Becher, who in 1976 became the first professor for creative photography at a German arts academy. His students included Andreas Gursky, Candida Höfer, Axel Hütte, Thomas Ruff, and Thomas Struth, all of them today internationally acclaimed artists in their own right.

Art & Science: Regards Croisés

Nowadays, many researchers have been attracted to the question of the relationship between art and science. Until now, they have been able to establish the role of technological and scientific advancements in the arts of the Renaissance until the present with a growing pertinence. The objective of this colloquium, which will be held in French, is to understand the reason for many artists's fascination towards science, and more.

Reconstitution et intégration au croisement de la muséologie et de l’art contemporain

CERTA, the centre for research on art theory of the Université Catholique de Louvain, presents a conference day on reconstitution and integration in museology and contemporary art. The lectures cover a miscellaneous set of themes, ranging from the history of contemporary art museology, the archive, analogue museography and the reconstruction of everyday environments in the museum to curiosity cabinets, ethnography in contemporary art and the representation of society and civility in the museum space.

Herman Asselberghs

Within the framework of his solo exhibition "For Now" (until 12/2/2017 at De Garage, Mechelen), artist Herman Asselberghs will engage in a discussion with our honorable co-director prof. Hilde Van Gelder. Asselberghs will provide a view upon his ideas and working methods through a number of fragments from his own works and that of other filmmakers. During the last 15 years Asselberghs has constructed a modest, but nevertheless precise and international audiovisual oeuvre. As an artist, he questions the borderlines between word and image, media and world, cinema and politics.

Nicola Setari: New Head of Intermedia Research Unit and Head of Visual Arts at LUCA

New Position for Nicola Setari at LUCA School of Arts

LGC is very happy to announce the new position of our colleague Nicola Setari at the LUCA School of Arts in Brussels. He will be the new Head of Research for the Intermedia Research Unit. This research unit focuses on the interdisciplinary character of contemporary art practices and questions the interrelation between different media. The research groups of this unit focus on three subjects: mediated environments, narrative arts and expanded photography.

Masques, drones, surveillance:

Masques, drones, surveillance:

de la disparition du visage et du corps dans l'art contemporain et la culture visuelle

On Friday 25 November, Jana Haeckel will defend her PhD on the comparative analysis of the representation of  the face and the body in contemporary art and visual culture. Hereby, she will consider the changing politics of the image and the body since 9/11. 

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