At first, the art work appears as it is. A second look reveals there is something odd. A muteness, stillness and absence starts filling the room. The art work has demands. The visitor the potential to mental activation. On the occasion of the retrospective exhibition Peter Friedl: Report 1964–2022 at KW Institute for Contemporary Art […]
Since 1993 the Ithaka arts festival has taken place in Leuven every year, but this edition was different from the others. For the 29th edition the expo, co-organized by LGC-intern Celien Govaerts (CG), was divided into two sections. Visitors could enjoy the work of 19 promising artists both online and in the open air. The […]
“If we want change, then I believe that the ‘usual’ pictures around us do not suffice: images of violence breed violence; films focused on one desiring protagonist breed ego-centrism. Regarding protests, resistance, uprisings, … I want to propose an alternative audio-visual vocabulary which might function as fertile ground to envision another future.” (Joeri Verbesselt) A […]
Blog 4 // Countering visuality? Radio as a medium in artistic practices addressing the issue of political resistance. The examples of Katarzyna Krakowiak and Radio Earth Hold.
This post is part of the series ‘Thesis Highlights‘ in which recently graduated master students affiliated with LGC are invited to give a short insight into their research. This posting is by LGC researcher Marta Maria Wódz. At first glance, radio may seem to be an example of dated technology, overturned by other, newer media. […]
Blog 3 // Exhibition: ALLAN SEKULA. Mermaid Honeymoon. A Curatorial Reflection on Allan Sekula’s “Ship of Fools / The Dockers’ Museum” (2010–2013)
The research exhibition Mermaid Honeymoon. A Curatorial Reflection on Allan Sekula’s Ship of Fools / The Dockers’ Museum (2010–2013) curated by Anja Isabel Schneider, shows a selection of objects and photographs from Ship of Fools / The Dockers’ Museum (2010–2013), the unfinished last project of American artist, activist, photographer, and writer Allan Sekula. It forms one of the concluding outcomes of a PhD […]
This post is part of the series ‘Thesis Higlights‘ in which recently graduated master students affiliated with LGC are invited to give a short insight into their research. The first posting is by LGC intern Clara Wouters. My master thesis focuses on the exhibition Calais. Témoigner de la ‘jungle’ which ran in the Centre Pompidou […]
This weekend will be the last chance to visit the exhibition “they say she was” at CAS, Ostend. In an old building located in the popular Belgian coastal town, artist Erien Withouck shows us the power of storytelling and oral history. “they say she was” portrays two stories of female characters: one from the Shetland […]
Welcome to the brand new blog introduced to you by Lieven Gevaert Research Centre for Photography, Art and Visual Culture. On this blog we aim to highlight the current projects of our fellows, bring out interesting interviews and give you an extra insight into the events hosted by the research group. We are very excited […]
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