Stefanie De Winter

Stefanie De Winter first studied conservation of paintings at the Royal Academy of Antwerp, where she focused on conservation problems related to fluorescent paint layers. After a stint as a conservator in NYC, where she worked on contemporary American paintings (mostly Frank Stella), she went on to study Art History at the KUL, focusing on fluorescence in the work of Herb Aach and Frank Stella. She is currently FWO PhD fellow in Art History, working on the impact of fluorescent materials in New York art of the 60’s and 70’s.

Allan Sekula: Mining Section (Bureau des mines)

Please Join us on September 29, 2016 between 6 and 7:30 PM for an informal book launch event of Allan Sekula: Mining Section (Bureau des mines). Collaborative Notes. This publication accompanies the research presentation Allan Sekula: Mining Section (Bureau des mines) at the Anatomical Theater in Leuven, curated by Anja Isabel Schneider. It gives a provisional glimpse into Allan Sekula's compulsive collecting of more than 1200 objects for his last work: The Dockers' Museum, now part of the collection of M HKA, Museum voor Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen

Tracing the Future

Is Thomas More’s Utopia still a source of inspiration for artists today? This project gives an often spectacular answer to this question. The exhibition showcases how artists today treat the concept of ‘utopia’ in their work. Faithful to Thomas More, they depict both the success and failure of the search for an ideal world.

Call for Papers: “Disassembled Images”: Contemporary Art After Allan Sekula (Antwerp, 2-4 March 2017)

This conference takes the US artist, theoretician, critic, teacher and poet Allan Sekula’s Ship of Fools / The Dockers’ Museum (2010-2013) as its point of departure. At the very end of his life Sekula produced this unfinished, multifaceted and variably installable work of art, which contains ca. 1250 objects.

Embassy of Uncertain Shores

Le deuxième événement organisé dans le cadre du programme Embassy of Uncertain Shores est une conférence-performance présentée en français par le collectif Slavs and Tatars. Dans 79.89.09, le collectif explore deux moments clés de l’époque contemporaine: la Révolution iranienne de 1979 et le mouvement Solidarnosc en Pologne au début des années 80. 79.89.09 est le résultat de leur recherche des points de convergence improbables entre les histoires économiques, culturelles et politiques de Pologne et d’Iran.

Katelijne Lindemans

Katelijne Lindemans obtained a Master’s degree in Theatre and Film Studies and a Bachelor’s Degree in both English Philology and Art History. Katelijne is currently working as a Project Assistant at the LGC in the framework of the OT-FWO research project “Art Against the Grain of ‘Collective Sisyphus’. The Case of Allan Sekula’s Ship of Fools / The Dockers’ Museum". She also works as Press and Communication Manager for Contour Biennale 8 in Mechelen.​

Die Attraktion des Apparativen

Das "Institut für Medien, Theater und Populäre Kultur" lädt ein zu der internationalen Konferenz „Die Attraktionen des Apparativen“ ins Sprengelmuseum Hannover. Zwanzig Medienwissenschaftler*innen aus Deutschland, Österreich, Frankreich, den Niederlanden und den USA sprechen an zwei Tagen über Medienapparate in den Künsten. Die neuere Mediengeschichte erscheint nicht zuletzt als eine Geschichte der Dematerialisierung.

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