Save the Date: colloquium Choreographing the Self during Extr’act | 19 & 20 May
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Save the Date: colloquium Choreographing the Self during Extr’act | 19 & 20 May

Thu 19 & Fri 20 May — 14:00-18:00 — STUK Auditorium — FREE (reservation required through ticket@stuk.be) For the symposium Choreographing the Self the department Cultural Studies at KU Leuven and arts center STUK have invited several international renown theoretician and artists to think about the role of choreography in the production of the individual … Continue reading

Conference Photography Performing Humor
Art Media and Performance

Conference Photography Performing Humor

The international conference “Photography Performing Humor” will explore the nature and meaning of the relationship between photography, performance and humor within the field of visual arts and visual culture. Although humor is clearly omnipresent in a wide spectrum of photographic practices — ranging from advertising or art photography to family snapshots with their obligatory ‘smile’ … Continue reading

Asian Art: an Online Portal to Asian Art in Belgium
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Asian Art: an Online Portal to Asian Art in Belgium

In our master Cultural Studies we keep up with modern advancements and theories in our field, and nothing highlights this more than our course on Online Publishing. This year we asked our students to create their own cultural website in teams up to 5 people. The results were more than satisfactory, and in some cases we were blown away by the design and creativity of our students.
Below you’ll find a short article on how one of these groups went to work to create a beautiful and useful website. Continue reading

2/03 at STUK: Public Talk Contemporary Dance #1 – Artistic collaboration: a collaborative talk with Rudi Laermans & Eleanor Bauer
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2/03 at STUK: Public Talk Contemporary Dance #1 – Artistic collaboration: a collaborative talk with Rudi Laermans & Eleanor Bauer

The conversation between Eleanor Bauer and Rudi Laermans will be an experiment in public thought and intellectual exchange on the topic of artistic collaboration and collaborative methods within the field of contemporary dance. Laermans extensively discusses the different modes, the internal dynamics and the implicit political horizon of collaborative practices in the second part of his recent book Moving Together: Theorizing and Making Contemporary Dance. Continue reading

Five Years: Portrait of the Chameleon as a Craftsman
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Five Years: Portrait of the Chameleon as a Craftsman

Last week, in order to get into the right and enthusiastic frame of mind about the then forthcoming Bowie-album Black Star, I saw Francis Whately’s 2013 documentary David Bowie: Five Years. It was evening, I had been reading Richard Sennett’s The Craftsman that day, and watching this documentary about five decisive years in Bowie’s career seemed a good way to unwind. Continue reading