Patchwwwork 2024 Call

Your art at Arts Festival Watou? Arts Festival Watou launched an open call on 10 March 2023. Koen Vanmechelen invites you, as part of Patchwwwork, to spend a few days in Watou during the summer of 2023. The open call is addressed to: The artists selected from this open call will be invited to Patchwwwork. During this three-day encampment, participants will explore how Watou as a village and as a community can connect with the artists and vice versa. After the stay, the artists will be asked to submit a project proposal. From these,… Read More

Alchimia Nova by AnneMarie MAES at Kunsthalle Mulhouse

Alchimia Nova is a living, evolving exhibition composed of new experiments and existing works by AnneMarie MAES, all inspired by the rhythm, energy, beauty and inventiveness of nature. From 16/2/2023 to 30/3/2023, the Kunsthalle Mulhouse will host Alchimia Nova, an exhibition by Belgian artist Anne Marie Maes. For more than 15 years, the artist has been taking a non-anthropocentric look at the world, focusing her research on the symbiotic relationship between all living micro-organisms, including plants, bacteria and fungi. For her project in Mulhouse, Maes continues her investigations during a research residency on micro-organisms as a… Read More

Benoît Géhanne et Emmanuelle Leblanc – à côté

Ce vendredi ouverture de ‘à côté’, une exposition de Benoît Géhanne en duo avec Emmanuelle Leblanc Exposition le 17, 18 et 19.02.23 de 14h à 19h. Table ouverte vendredi 17.02 à partir de 20h – Mets et vins bienvenues Contre-événement dimanche 19.02 à 18h: 39 fois 39 veces – versions commémorative par Charlotte El Moussaed

Marc Hamandjian at Medium Argent, Rouen

Marc Hamandjian is invited for expo #27 at Médium Argent in Rouen. Cosmosofa is a hybrid object between a living room and a vehicle reminiscent of the LRV (lunar roving vehicle) that drove on the moon. It is therefore a living room exploration vehicle. The exhibition opens Friday 20 January at 6pm and can further be visited from Saturday 21 January to Sunday 22 January from 2.30 – 6pm. More info here. Médium Argent 18 rue Louis Ricard, 76000 Rouen, France Marc Hamandjian est invité pour l’expo #27 au Médium Argent à… Read More

Watou23 – /kom.po’ – Press release

During a press conference in the Home of the Poet at Watou the participating artists and poets of this year’s Festival were officially announced. The artists are: Beatrijs Albers en Reggy Timmermans (BE) – Niels Albers (NL) – Funda Zeynep Ayguler (DE) – Iwert Bernakiewicz (BE) – Sven Boel (BE) – Cloé Decroix (FR) – Alexandra Dementieva (BE) – Niel De Vries (NL) – Griet Dobbels (BE) – Philippe Druez (BE) – Juls Gabs (UK) – Benoît Géhanne (FR) – Marilyne Grimmer (FR) – Marc Hamandjian (FR) – Nathalie Hunter (BE) – Maarten Inghels (BE) –  Pierre Mertens (BE) – Charlotte Eta Mumm (DE) – Öznur Özturk (BE) – Alain Platel en Berlinde De Bruyckere (BE) –  Jiajia Qi (NL) –  Henk Schut (NL) –  Robert Ssempijja (UG) –  Joris Vermassen… Read More

LASER TALK – Immersive listening with Roel Heremans and Esther Venrooij

An evening around attentive listening through the work of two artist-researchers that create immersive sound installations, sound landscapes, or films in which listening triggers the imagination and creates a special relationship with the audience. “As humans we are always looking for meaning in what we experience and we are always projecting ourselves onto our surroundings, even when we see, hear or experience nothing.” On the Process of Becoming Silent and Listening, essay film by Esther Venrooij Roel Heremans is a transdisciplinary artist working with sound, composed introspection and neurofeedback. In most of… Read More

ART PLATFORM-ON 2022 in Gwangju, South Korea

This year’s exhibition takes place under the theme of Art & Environment = CROSSING. A multinational network of artistic practice and discussion on art and environment. 50 artists from 5 countries – Belgium, France, Israel, Korea and Mongolia – take part in exhibitions to present their work discourse in four of Gwangju’s cultural and artistic sites. Alexandra Dementieva is the curator for the Belgian section. She states: We live in troubled times. While the 21st century opened the era of high-tech inventions, increasingly implemented in our daily lives making it comfortable and… Read More

Alexandra Dementieva and Anne Marie Maes at CYFEST-14: Ferment in Yerevan

True to its nomadic character, CYFEST-14, after its first visit to Dartington last September, will be presented for the first time in Yerevan, Armenia from 10 to 25 October. Alexandra Dementieva and AnneMarie Maes figure amongst the 30 artists from 7 countries that work around the festival’s theme Ferment. As Anna Frants, founder of CYLAND MediaArtLab, artist, and one of the curators of the festival states on this year’s theme “Fermentation in the conventional sense is a technological process in the food industry. However, if we give it some thought, practically everything… Read More

Alexandra Dementieva at CYFEST-14: Ferment

FERMENT is an arts and ecology festival which explores fermentation in its broadest sense — of both fermenting food and also ideas — and offers an exciting range of activities with food and art as mediums for creative engagement. Organized by artist, curator and founder of CYLAND MediaArtLab Anna Frants and exhibition coordinator at CYLAND Lydia Griaznova, Ferment is de second iteration of CYFEST-14 which took place in Dartington Estate, UK for the first time last year. Fermentation as a natural process might be an entry point in seeking new approaches to… Read More

Benoît Géhanne – publication and exhibition at CNES

This Thursday 15 September the publication Le Centre spatiale de Toulouse is launched while during the Nuit Blanche of 1 Saturday October Benoît Géhanne exhibits together with Éric Pessan. Le Centre spatiale de Toulouse retraces a cultural journey through the archives of CNES on the occasion of GRACE 3 (Groupe de Recherches Artistiques et Culturelles sur l’Espace – Artistic and cultural research group on space) with Éric Pessan and Isabelle Sourbès-Verger. They specifically examined the archives of a social movement at CNES (the French National Centre for Space Studies) against the backdrop… Read More