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Ula Sickle
Private Collection/ Collection Privée
16.01.2022

Ula Sickle
Private Collection/ Collection Privée
16.01.2022

© Ula Sickle

 

In Private Collection/ Collection Privée, Ula Sickle  takes the audience on a detour-ridden journey through Marianne Berenhaut’s exhibition Mine de rien.

 

Inspired by the materiality of Poupéés-Poubelles—made of sheer nylon tights stuffed with textiles and daily objects—Sickle invited Sabrina Seifried and Joëlle Laederach to develop a series of wearable pieces, using natural latex—a mutable material known for its healing, protective, and sensual properties.

 

In choreography developed by Sickle and performer Katja Dreyer, and accompanied by the live music by Raphaël Hénard, Dreyer will activate the pieces directly in the exhibition space.

 

It is not the first time Berenhaut’s work crosses paths with performing arts; several sculptures from the series Poupéés-Poubelles accompanied actor Brigitte Louveaux in a stage play which toured Europe in the 1980s, and which provided the context for this invitation.

 

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

The tour will be about fifteen minutes long and will take place three times throughout the day at:

 

– 2:00 p.m. SOLD OUT
– 4:00 p.m. SOLD OUT
– 6:00 p.m.

 

Private Collection/ Collection Privée has been developed on the occasion of Marianne Berenhaut’s solo exhibition Mine de rien at CIAP and C-mine, Genk. Your ticket for the exhibition on 16.01 also grants you access to the performance. Do not forget to reserve the time slot via this link.

 

The meeting point is in the room 3 of the exhibition (Design Centrum, 1st floor of the Energy Building).

 

BIO

Ula Sickle (CA/PL) is a choreographer and performer based in Brussels, Belgium. From a background in contemporary dance, she works across disciplines, drawing from the visual arts or contemporary music. While her work takes many forms, she focuses on a choreographic approach to movement and a work on perception and reception, specific to the live arts.

 

 

Concept & choreography Ula Sickle

Creation & performance Katja Dreyer

Live sound Raphaël Hénard

Latex pieces Sabrina Seifried & Joëlle Laederach

 

Special thanks to Marianne Berenhaut & Brigitte Louveaux. Commissioned by CIAP and C-mine in the context of Marianne Berenhaut’s exhibition Mine de rien. With the kind support of the Flemish Community, the city of Genk and CIAP members.

 

Marianne Berenhaut
Mine de rien
23.10.2021–16.01.2022

Marianne Berenhaut
Mine de rien
23.10.2021–16.01.2022

La recontre, 2013

 

Marianne Berenhaut’s body of work, spanning over five decades and still expanding, eludes any attempt at a summary. It cannot ever be explained or fully grasped; it needs to be seen, experienced and felt to the bone. The exhibition at CIAP and C-mine presents a subjective choice from this generous oeuvre. Sculptures, installations, and collages made of objects ​​found in the artist’s immediate surroundings are accompanied by a selection of archival materials, including previously unseen footage and newly commissioned documentation. Placed side by side, the works created years apart come into dialogue and reveal their lasting relevance. The expression ‘mine de rien’, borrowed for the title of this exhibition, describes someone acting casually, ‘as if nothing was at hand’, much like the works of Marianne. Hidden behind the facade of daily objects are memories and stories we all can relate to, but also experiences that remain deeply individual and, on some level, inaccessible. 

 

The very present, symbolically charged architecture of the former mine of Winterslag lends itself as a perfect setting to highlight specific facets of Marianne’s practice. Now a creative site, it used to be the heart of the extractive industry and a gravitational core of the cité, attracting newcomers to Genk. What better context to reflect on the subjects of care, labour, trauma, and healing, which surface, in a more or less direct way, throughout this body of work.

 

 

PRACTICAL

The tickets to this exhibition can be now purchased via C-mine’s website.
FOLLOW THIS LINK to reserve your ticket.

 

 

GUIDED TOURS

CIAP organizes three tours guided by the curatorial team. The curators reveal some anecdotes about the works and share their own experiences with Marianne Berenhaut’s oeuvre. Participating in a guided tour is included in your expo ticket. Register via the link below, but do not forget to also purchase a ticket for the exhibition on the same date. The number of places is limited.

 

 

This exhibition is a collaboration between CIAP and C-mine. With the kind support of the Flemish Community, the city of Genk, and CIAP members.

 

Bio

Marianne Berenhaut (1934, BE) lives and works between Brussels and London. She studied fine arts at the Académie du Midi and Atelier de Moeschal (1960-1964). Her works were presented in various solo exhibitions, at La Maison des Femmes (Brussels), Musée Juif de Belgique (Brussels), MAC’s (Grand Hornu), Isy Brachot Gallery (Brussels), Nadja Vilenne Gallery (Liège), and Island (Brussels). She has been part of several group exhibitions, amongst others at Maison Grégoire (Brussels), Gladstone Gallery (Brussels), Bureau des réalités (Brussels), and Carl Freedman Gallery (Margate, UK). She is represented by Dvir Gallery (Brussels/ Tel Aviv).

Ciel Grommen & Maximiliaan Royakkers
First Firing
05.02.2022

Ciel Grommen & Maximiliaan Royakkers
First Firing
05.02.2022

In the years 2020-21, artist-architects Ciel Grommen and Maximiliaan Royakkers (BE) developed site-specific research, departing from CIAP’s transition and its move to the post-industrial landscape of Genk. With help of local experts and enthusiasts, the artists produced a unique series of ‘the devils of Winterslag’ — the bricks once produced at Winterslag from residual material of the mining process. In the next stage, these bricks were used to build a layered platform in the open air. Inspired by the Chinese ‘kang bed’ and the Russian ‘pechka stove’, this brick ‘daybed’ can be heated from the inside, creating a welcoming atmosphere for people to gather or for small animals to seek shelter in its nooks and crannies.

 

 

PRACTICAL INFO

On the 05 of February from 4:30 p.m., the first official firing session will be organised. We hope to welcome you to the heated daybed together with the artists. There will be signalisation on the C-mine site.

In the future, the heated daybed will continue to be used for various artistic activities, but we will also share it with the residents of Genk. Would you like to use the daybed for your event? Contact FLACC/CIAP.

 

 

 

 

Lichen Curatorial Prize
Three Tropes for Entropy
05.02–03.04.2022

Lichen Curatorial Prize
Three Tropes for Entropy
05.02–03.04.2022

21 AÑOS DE MALA SUERTE (21 YEARS OF BAD LUCK), Angyvir Padilla, video still, 2014

 

With works by mountaincutters (FR), Angyvir Padilla (VZ) and Daniel Steegmann Mangrané (ES), Three Tropes for Entropy delves into three distinctive artistic practices, presenting their singular approaches towards notions of flux, energy, and transformation. 

 

Laila Melchior and Koi Persyn — laureates of the second edition of the Lichen Curatorial Prize — present a transformative exhibition connecting three artistic practices and methodologies to the unique site of the former Winterslag coal mine. Having hosted an industrial complex of coal exploitation for approximately a century, this former mine site embodies the capacity to generate and process energy not only through its history but also in its recent transformation into a creative hub. 

 

‘Trope’ and ‘entropy’ share the same ancient Greek root in the word τροπή, evoking the ideas of turn and transmutation. Tropes are literary motifs that use figurative forms of language to increase the tangibility of meaning, stimulating associative perceptions. Entropy is a term that has gained momentum in current times. A scientific concept that stems from thermodynamics, it indicates a transmission process within a closed circuit. Drawing from this specific usage to a more general one, it has been widely used to exemplify the irreversibility of time, of processes that have a clear start but no defined end and that can become quite invisible, as much as they are omnipresent.

 

In parallel with and inspired by such a mixture of possible approaches to the phenomenon of transformation, the exhibition itself undergoes a change over its course. Three Tropes for Entropy opens with clusters of works highlighting each participating practice and gradually evolves towards an intermingled diffusion of particles. These transformations will be marked by three activated moments or chapters – identified by the curatorial duo as exhibition’s ‘tropes.’ These gradual changes allow for interactions between the works themselves and the space, modulating intensities to render visible the mutability that circulates inside the engines of practices.

 

mountaincutter, proto situation, various media, 2021

 

Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, Phasmides
16mm film transferred to HD video, color, mute,
22’41”, 2012, Courtesy Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo and Esther Schipper, Berlin

 

The artists

 

mountaincutters (FR, °1990) is a hybrid identity, living and working in Brussels. Their duo-practice consists mainly of site-specific sculptures that reconfigure the space where they are exhibited. Through poetic texts and analogue photographs, the duo often finds historical and/or material leads that form the basis of their sculptural installations. These constellations of glass, ceramic, copper and metal objects are in constant flux, forming a closed circuit between the different entities. The in-situ works balance on the threshold of inactive and dynamic, present and invisible, rough and refined. Like an echo of this confused identity, the installation adds an aesthetic uncertainty, favouring transitory situations and unfinished forms for seemingly fortuitous compositions. mountaincutters unifies phenomena that are considered incompatible into one coherent volume, therefore pushing the boundaries of the sculptural into conflict.

 

Angyvir Padilla (VZ, °1987) lives and works in Brussels. In her practice, she invites the viewer to look closer at the places we inhabit by examining how we embody memory. Padilla proposes that the traces of our past seep into a persistent present. Her immersive installations distil the concept of ‘home’ as an intimate, secluded place and relate this notion to people and nature. Padilla’s practice explores the discrepancies and intervals between identity, material and space. Her work turns around the sense of otherness one encounters once presence enters into a dialogue. Angyvir Padilla often works presenting objects and processing materials in relation to the spatial environment in order to connect emotionally with the viewer.

 

Daniel Steegmann Mangrané (ES, °1977) lives and works in Rio de Janeiro. His research is composed of subtle yet crude experiments that question the relationship between language and the world. Although primarily conceptual, his installations engage with the spectator’s imagination and exhibit a strong concern with the existence of everything we see, but especially on everything that we do not see. Mangrané’s work often traces the boundary where nature meets artifice. Lines, circles and rhombuses are drawn, cut and projected onto leaves; the delicate symmetry of branches is split in two. These precise interventions hold a powerful force of attraction: a moment of uncertainty between what is contrived and what is natural. In each of Steegmann Mangrané’s intricate compositions, we get to experience that, far from being distinct, the organic and the geometric, the vital and the abstract, define each other.

 

 

The curators

 

Laila Melchior is an independent curator and researcher investigating the fields of contemporary art and audiovisual aesthetics. She holds a master’s degree in Communication and Culture from UFRJ (BR) and a postgraduate degree in Curatorial Studies from The Royal Academy of Fine Arts (KASK). Laila Melchior works on projects related to arts, film and theory, looking to incorporate perspectives from the Global South into her projects. As a curator, she collaborates with art institutions. Some of her recent projects are the exhibitions Trojan Horse Behind GlassTime, Times. Half a Time; and The Ghost Library. She is one of the founders and part of the curatorial board of Aventuras do Pensamento, a series of encounters between a children-composed audience and some of the greatest contemporary Brazilian thinkers, scientists and artists that since 2016 discusses pressing issues in the political, innovative and creative horizon of the country. Laila Melchior has also designed the Young Curators Programme, a project which she coordinates to promote a greater engagement of emerging curators in the frame of Belgian participation in the Venice Biennale. Formerly a lecturer at the undergraduate course in Cinema and Digital Media at IESB (Brasilia – BR), she has also published and presented academic works.

 

Koi Persyn is a Brussels-based independent curator and visual artist. He obtained a master’s in Fine Arts at The Royal Academy of Fine Arts (KASK) after which he completed a postgraduate in Curatorial Studies, also at KASK. During his studies, Koi Persyn founded and co-curated STOCK, a three-year-running residency programme in Het Paviljoen, Ghent. His artistic and curatorial trajectory encompasses notions of authorship and collectivity, employing experimentation with exhibition formats in unconventional locations. His curatorial projects focus on process-based, experimental, and interdisciplinary practices through open-air, collaborative, site-specific exhibitions and residency programmes. Koi Persyn participated in the exchange programme with BIDAI college of arts in Kanazawa (JP) and worked in the framework of the Young Curators Program as a mediator for the Belgian Pavilion at the 58th edition of the Venice Biennale. Koi Persyn is currently co-curating Publiek Park, an open-air group exhibition in the Citadelpark of Ghent, as part of his activities in the frame of the Young Friends of S.M.A.K.

 

 

Lichen is a prize for emerging curators, established by CIAP platform for contemporary art and the department of Curatorial Studies at KASK School of Arts to foster and support curatorial experimentation in Belgium. With the support of the Flemish Community, the City of Genk, and the CIAP members.

Related Projects

Petrichor
13.09–08.11.2020

Open Call
Workshop application writing

Open Call
Workshop application writing

 

Do you want to apply for a subsidy? Are you on the verge of applying for a residency? Then this workshop offers a suitable theoretical and practical preparation for writing your application. Katrien Reist (State of the Arts) will lead a workshop that consists of two work sessions. Please make sure you can attend both of them.

 

 

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

  • Dates: Saturday 19 February at 10.30 a.m. – 4.30 p.m. and Saturday 12 March at 10.30 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.
  • Location: Z33, Bonnefantenstraat 1, 3500 Hasselt
  • Registration: Register, the latest on Thursday 10 February, via this link: https://www.z33.be/workshopreeks/
  • Price: Free

 

 

 

VONK, Z33 and CIAP/FLACC join forces and start the year with a series of workshops around the practice of the visual artist. These workshops will help you take your first steps and offer you handy tools to put into practice.

The workshops are intended for professional, semi-professional and/or starting contemporary artists with a connection to Limburg and who have followed professional art training. We kick off with the dossier writing workshop. The workshops are held in Dutch, are free of charge and include lunch. The number of places is limited.

Keep an eye on our website for more information about the following workshops in the near future:

  • Saturday 11 June | Workshop on strategic thinking and business management
  • Saturday 24 September | Practical workshop: How to photograph my work with a smartphone?
  • Saturday 19 November | Portfolio Days

 

 

 

Filmstill Carnet-Collages, Marianne Berenhaut
Kinderkunstendag Marianne Berenhaut
bricolage workshop
21.11.2021

Kinderkunstendag Marianne Berenhaut
bricolage workshop
21.11.2021

Filmstill ‘Carnet-Collages’, Marianne Berenhaut

 

On kinderkunstendag (art for children day) CIAP & C-mine organise a special workshop inspired by the work of visual artist Marianne Berenhaut. The workshop was initiated within the framework of Marianne’s solo exhibition Mine de Rien, which is currently on display at CIAP & C-mine, Genk.

 

Playfully, the children discover her series of works called Carnet-Collages. Marianne makes them alongside her sculptural practice. All sorts of collected materials and small everyday objects are incorporated in the collages. From that perspective, you can see these works as sculptures on paper. With children, we will not only zoom in on these special works and on Marianne’s practice, but we will also get to work ourselves with paper, found objects, pencils… Just like a real artist!

 

PRACTICAL
The workshop takes place on Sunday 21 November in the Compressors hall of the C-mine Energy Building. Children from 6 to 12 years old can work for two hours to create their own collages, under the guidance of art teacher Elke Cuppens. There are two entry moments, one at 1 p.m. and one at 4 p.m. The places are limited to 12 children per session. The workshop is free, but reservation is required.
This workshop is held in Dutch.

 

 

Apples & Oranges
an artists' publications and multiple fair
02.10.2021

Apples & Oranges
an artists' publications and multiple fair
02.10.2021

photo: Alexandra Bertels

 

Apples & Oranges brings together artists engaging in experimental publishing and, through their work, probing the extremities of this term. Combining a curated fair section with a lively public programme of performances, interventions and talks, the event presents a variety of material, digital and performative approaches to artists’ publications. By reaching across disciplinary boundaries and engaging with practices, formats, and genres on the fringe —self-publishing, collective writing and reading, fan-fiction, zines, book-objects…—it creates a platform for debate on what publishing as an artistic practice may mean today.

 

The title, Apples & Oranges, alludes to Clive Phillpot’s notorious fruit salad diagram — comparative in nature and yet open to necessary nuance. In that diagram, apples and pears yield lemons, illustrating an impossible attempt at categorising the plethora of forms resulting from the marriage of ‘art’ and ‘books’.   

 

One of the most interesting things about artists’ publications, and self-publishing in particular, is that it is often an engine for collaboration and leads to the development of intricate systems of networks and ‘scenes’. Apples & Oranges features a sample of these networks and, at the same time, encourages new connections to emerge.

 

Publishing means bringing something out to the world, sharing it with others – sometimes in direct proximity, but often at a distance. Publications travel through different, more or less visible and official distribution channels, passing from hand to hand, getting further and further away from their makers. Apples & Oranges presents an opportunity for an encounter between the publication makers, lovers, and public, for the flow of transactions and other non-monetary exchanges.

 

 

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS

Ana Mendes ­ An Onghena BALTA (Anne-Marie Durand) ­ Ben Leenen ­ Che Go Eun +  Power Metal Protection (Yemo Park & Xavier Frederick) ­ CLAUS  BOOKS (Ines Claus) ­ CLUBEFEMEER (Arnaud De Wolf & Maarten Vanermen) Dries Segers ­ ­ Ella De Burca ­ Emily Kelly Gilles Hellemans­ — Infinitif (Tim Bruggeman & Jelle Martens) — Ignace Schretlen ­ Intermerz (Remco Roes & Koenraad Claes) ­ Josephine Kaeppelin Karina Beumer ­ Katrin Kamrau ­ Level Five / Salon Sale Lize Plomteux ­ Lucia Mrakovcic ­ Marieke Gelissen ­ ­ Maud Vande Veire ­ Nabil Aniss ­ Nina Glockner ­ Oliver Leu ­ Pierre Corric ­ Pink House Press (Ersi Varveri & Gijs Waterschoot) ­  PXL-MAD / READSEARCH (Ancy Camps, Celine Mannens, Fay Janssen, Carl Haase, Ann Bessemans, Janneke Janssen, Aline De Feyter, Laura Kreemers, Marta Guidotti, Céline van Bakel, María Pérez Mena, Walda Verbaenen, Kevin Bormans) ­ Reinier Vrancken ­ Rod Summers ­ Varamo Press Wannes Missotten ­ William Ludwig Lutgens ­ Wool Collective (Eline De Clerq & Koyuki Kazahaya) ­

 

 

PUBLIC PROGRAMME

ONGOING  MARJOLEIN GULDENTOPS, The Bureau of Lost Causes, 2021, performance

13.00 ADRIJANA GVOZDENOVIC, On a Drift II, video presentation

13.30 MARTINE FOLKERSMA, Cameo Appearances, performance

14.00 SIWAR KRAYTEM & RASHA DAKKAK, Language Café: The Language of Oppression and Resistance, workshop I (reservation required)

15.00 NIELS POIZ, FEELINGS, Sentiments, Gevoelens, Gefühle, performance

16.00 ALEXIS GAUTIER, Moving with the shape of an eight, book presentation

16.30 JEROEN PEETERS, The elusive eloquence of dozing off, lecture-performance

17.00 SIWAR KRAYTEM & RASHA DAKKAK, Language Café: The Language of Oppression and Resistance, workshop II (reservation required)

 

 

MORE INFO

All profit from the sale of the works remains with the artist. The fair section and public programme are curated by a group of professionals from the partner organisations. The selection took place directly and via the open call. 

 

 

PRACTICAL

The fair takes place at the compressors hall at C-mine, Genk (1st floor of the Energy Building) on the 2nd of October, from 12 am until 6 pm. The list of the participating artists will be announced in August, and the results of the open call will be made known in early September. The public programme unfolding in the same space during the fair will follow soon. The entry is free of charge.

 

Apples and Oranges is a collaboration between CIAP & FLACC, Genk; KRIEG, PXL Mad, Zero Desk, Hasselt; B32, Maastricht; C-mine, Genk. With kind support of the Flemish Community, the city of Genk and CIAP members.

Vermeir & Heiremans and Luke Mason
7 WALKS (resolution)
12.09.2021

Vermeir & Heiremans and Luke Mason
7 WALKS (resolution)
12.09.2021

The Musée de la Ville d’eaux in the city of Spa (BE) presents 7 WALKS (resolution) a project by artist duo Vermeir & Heiremans and legal philosopher Luke Mason. This first public installment of an extended collaboration between the museum and the artists offers an experimental perspective on the city’s rich history of water. 

 

7 WALKS (resolution) consists of a series of walks in the therapeutical landscape around the city. These walks will inform and complement a small presentation in development in the museum, with archival documents and maps that will situate the walks in their historical and socio-economic context.

 

 

Spa became renowned for its medicinal water as early as the 16th century. Its ferrogenous spring water not only attracted many visitors, it was also exported internationally. Gradually the city became the so-called ‘Café de l’Europe’. Visited by kings and czars, political refugees, artists and philosophers, it was a peaceful haven where a wide range of philosophies, social questions and artistic visions could interact. The ‘bobelins’, as the locals used to call these international visitors, walked through the surrounding forests, along landscaped paths on their way to the springs. They came for their health, but also to see and be seen, for diplomacy or espionage, and even for the arts. The local painter Antoine Fontaine depicted these illustrious visitors in Le Livre d’Or (1894), a 9 metres wide group portrait spanning four centuries of visitors.

 

Next month Spa shall be added to the list of protected immaterial heritage by UNESCO. 7 WALKS (resolution) draws inspiration from the intangible legacy of historical walkers and, strongly anchored in a local context, invites its participants to discuss and explore a balance between private property of and access to resources that we hold in common as a society. Spa offers the project the unique opportunity for a series of itinerant reflections on water and art.

 

Each of the walks embodies this thematic focus through a selection of inspiring historical visitors, such as the art dealer Ernest Gambart (1814-1902) who lived at the Château d’Alsa in Spa. Before settling in Spa Gambart’s London business unquestionably pioneered the commercial gallery system as is still in use today. The project also includes the philosopher J.P.Proudhon. When living in Brussels as a refugee of justice, he regularly visited the liberal journalist and social utopist Alexandre Delhasse in Spa. Or Gustave Courbet, who befriended Proudhon, and promoted his ideas on mutualism. Courbet visited Spa twice during a long journey through the low lands. 

 

7 WALKS (resolution) responds to current and recently intensified debates about the position of art in today’s society. Like water, art can be considered a basic necessity of life, a proposal that many international resolutions have promoted. The project questions how basic human rights enter into dialogue with individual private property- and exclusive use rights.

 

 

A MONOPOLY ON WATER AND ART?

Sunday 12 September 2021

 

PROGRAMME 

08.30 AM                      Departure in Hasselt at the parking behind CCHA
9:00 AM                         Departure in Genk at C-mine, parking 2
10.30 AM – 0.30 PM    City walk Spa (1 km)
0.30 – 1.30 PM              Lunch with sandwiches in the museum garden
1.30 – 2.30 PM              Visit of the Muséé de la ville d’eaux

2.30 PM                         Pick-up at the museum, busdrive to Geronstère
3.00 – 6.00 PM            Forrest- and City walk (4 km)
6.30- 8.00  PM            Dinner with pizza and wine at the museum
8.00 PM                        Travel back to Genk and Hasselt

 

 

Starting at 10.30am our morning programme will take us along a number of urban sites that will give you a feel of how the presence of the ‘bobelins’ influenced the development of the town. At the Pouhon Pierre-le-Grand we will taste its ferruginous water, while we discover the famous visitors to Spa on Antoine Fontaine’s painting Le livre d’or. From the Pouhon we will follow the river Wayai, which runs underneath the city, walking through the Promenade de sept heures, a tree-lined park dedicated to the bobelin’s after dinner strolls. It takes us to the garden of the royal villa, which currently houses the Musée de la ville d’eaux.

 

After a light lunch in the garden, we take a brief tour through the museum, highlighting the remarkable history of four centuries of exploitation of the sources, up unto the point of their industrial exploitation. We’ll also take the opportunity to introduce some of our historical protagonists, like Proudhon, Delhasse, Gambart…

 

After the visit the bus will drive us to the Source Geronstère, from where we descend along one of the famous 19th century promenades that were developed as walking became more and more part of Spa thermal cure. The Promenade Meyerbeer, named after the opera composer, has been artfully landscaped as a ‘natural’ set. The promenade connects the Source Geronstère with the Source Barisart, both waters we can taste. 

 

At the end of the walk we come to the former estate of Ernest Gambart, some of it in ruins, some of it redeveloped as apartments or hotel. After Gambart sold his gallery business in London he bought Chateau d’Alsa, a prestigious residence in Spa where he invited a social elite to sumptuous garden parties and showed his extensive painting collection on display in his ‘villa-museum’. Having carefully built up the dis-interested lifestyle of a maecenas, he was at the same time monopolizing the entire production of ‘his’ artists. Acquiring exclusive copyrights allowed him to distribute of etchings of their work worldwide, which made his fortune.

 

Via the staircases of Vieux Spa, walking by 19th century pleasure villas in eclectic styles, we will pass by the bottling plant of Spa Monopole, from where mineral waters are exported globally. Arriving back at the garden of the Musée de la ville d’eaux, drinks & dinner will be served.

 

 

 

PRACTICAL

You can make a reservation for this trip by sending an e-mail to info@ciap.be or by phone: 089 65 50 88. The price for this trip is €65 per person (€55 for members), young members pay €45 per person. In this price lunch, dinner, drinks, artist fee and bus ride are included. Not a young member yet? No worries, your new membership is included in the price.

 

The reservation is completed after transferring the money to BE23 3350 0271 0891. A maximum of 25 people can take part in this trip. Before the start of the trip, registered participants will receive more practical information via e-mail.

 

 

Clay Conversations
pop-up exhibition
04.09.2021

Clay Conversations
pop-up exhibition
04.09.2021

 

The pop-up exhibition Clay Conversations is part of a series of events around the heated daybed on the C-mine site. This unique meeting place was realised by Ciel Grommen and Maximiliaan Royakkers within the scope of their project Le Paysage Ménagé, which provides both a physical and theoretical framework for future interventions on-site, bringing together its different users.

 

In the second stage of the project we had a surplus of clay, sourced at the foot of the terril and prepared by the artists. The clay consists of minestone — a mixture of sand, clay, water, and coal particles present in the ground. The residue coal present in the clay accelerates the firing process and accounts for unique, black-charred accents in the ceramics This special material was used to produce the bricks for the heated daybed.

 

The clay surpluses from this project were redistributed to all interested parties on the condition that they later will bring back their creation. The pop-up exhibition on and around the daybed featuring works by artists, other organizations, volunteers and neighbours involved in our redistribution action. Together with the artists behind Le Paysage Ménagé, we will talk about making your own clay from local soil and about what you can do with this versatile material.

 

PRACTICAL

This event takes place in and around the heated daybed on the C-mine site (follow the signs from the C-mine energy building, to the adjacent grass field behind the housing estate). In case of unfavourable weather conditions, the event will move to the CIAP exhibition space on the first floor of the C-mine energy building.

This event is part of a series of events planned on and around the heated daybed, a public sculpture created by Ciel Grommen and Maximiliaan Royakkers within the scope of the project Le Paysage Ménagé. The project has been realised in co-production with FLACC — workplace for visual artists, and with the support of the Flemish Community, the City of Genk, and CIAP members.
In (day)bed with
Les jeunes sur l'herbe
27.08.2021

In (day)bed with
Les jeunes sur l'herbe
27.08.2021

an afternoon with performances

 

CIAP’s Young Members Stefanie De Bakker, Rachel Daniels and their invited guests are taking over the heated daybed and transforming it into a stage for an afternoon of performances and encounters. Starting from sound and the body, the artists seek out surprising connections with the platform, the surrounding landscape and the public.

 

By using blankets as a scenography in the field around the heated daybed, a pleasant environment is created that invites the visitors to relax and observe. Blankets are associated with intimate activities that bring rest and security such as napping, relaxing, cuddling… In the grass the blankets form a place that encourages interaction,  where meals and conversations are exchanged. With the pun Les jeunes sur l’herbe, the association with picnicking is not too far off.

 

PROGRAMME

  • 3.00- 9.00 PM Refreshing dialogues by Milan Gillard & Stef Lemmens
  • 4.00 PM soundscapes by Itzorf
  • 5.00 PM Tea ceremony by Anne Büscher
  • 6.30 PM Musical performance by Stijn Wybouw & Rachel Daniels
  • 7.30 PM  Dance performance by Samuel Valo Reyes

 

PRACTICAL

The performances take place in and around the heated daybed on the C-mine site (follow the signs from the C-mine energy building, to the adjacent grass field behind the housing estate). In case of unfavourable weather conditions, the event and activities will move to the CIAP exhibition space on the first floor of the C-mine energy building. You can book your spot here!

photo: Stefanie De Bakker

 

‘In (day)bed with’ creates a framework for sharing and exchange, where different actors and inititatives temporarily take over the heated daybed – a public sculpture realised by Ciel Grommen and Maximiliaan Royakkers on the C-mine site. The guests are invited to develop their own concept, with the production and organisational support of CIAP.

The project was realised with the support of the Flemish community, the city of Genk, FLACC and the CIAP members.