Mariken Wessels – Taking Off. Henry my Neighbor
Art Media and Performance

Mariken Wessels – Taking Off. Henry my Neighbor

Surrounded by thousands of black-and-white nude pictures, you are instantly captured by an unsettling yet intriguing feeling when walking into Mariken Wessels’ new exhibition at FoMu. Taking off. Henry my neighbor is an exhibition of the works in Wessels’ latest book of the same name. In Taking off she creates an artistic reconstruction of the failing marriage of two people: Henry and Martha. Continue reading

Ukraine, a state in constant transition
Art Media and Performance

Ukraine, a state in constant transition

Mikhailov’s Ukraine shows a moving portrayal of a state in constant transition. The retrospective covers the unfolding of events in Mikhailov’s homeland by illustrating the developments from Soviet communism to Western capitalism and the recent Maidan protests. Pushing aside the grand narratives of the cold war and the macropolitics of the Soviet Union, Mikhailov visualises the influence on the everyday and, hence, portrays Ukraine in its most intimate setting. Continue reading

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
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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