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Alexis Gautier
Riding High in the Reading Saddle
21.05–07.08.2022

Alexis Gautier
Riding High in the Reading Saddle
21.05–07.08.2022

Opening: Saturday, 21.05, 3-7 p.m.

Alexis Gautier’s work explores the relationships at play in cultural transactions, collaborations and the creation of narratives. Often made with other individuals, his work creates a space for exchanges and appropriation, weaving encounters, discoveries and misunderstandings. Gautier documents his research and interventions through textiles, sculptures, videos, narrations and drawings. FLACC/CIAP invites the artist to continue his research during his residency in Genk, which will culminate in a solo exhibition in May 2022.

 

 

Shuttle Brussels-Genk

 

On the day of the opening, we are organizing a shuttle transfer between Brussels and Genk. The shuttle departs at 2 p.m from WIELS and arrives in Genk around 3.30 p.m. With the artist present on board, this one-and-a-half-hour drive is sure to fly by. The return bus to Brussels will depart at 6 p.m. The price of the return ticket is 15 EUR per person, and it includes a welcome drink at C-mine. You can reserve your seat via email: info@ciap.be or phone: 089655088

 

Planning:

 

  • 2.00 p.m. – departure from Brussels, parking lot at WIELS
  • 3.30 p.m. – arrival in Genk (C-mine, parking 2)
  • 3.30-6.00 p.m – welcome drink, visit to the exhibition
  • 6.00 p.m. – departure from Genk (C-mine, parking 2)
  • 7.30 p.m. – arrival in Brussels, WIELS

 

 

Alexis Gautier (FR) is currently a resident at WIELS (Brussels) and an affiliated researcher in the arts at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp. He graduated from the Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main (DE) and from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Antwerp (BE). He had solo exhibitions at Museum M Leuven (2021), ISLAND (Brussels, 2020), Basis (Frankfurt Am Main, 2019), Blue Mountain School (London, 2018) and BOZAR (Brussels, 2017). He was awarded the Günther-Peill Stiftung (Düren, DE) and is supported by the Fondation des Artistes (Paris, FR) and by the Flemish Community.

 

 

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Lichen Curatorial Prize
Three Tropes for Entropy
05.02–01.05.2022

Lichen Curatorial Prize
Three Tropes for Entropy
05.02–01.05.2022

Until the 1st of May, you can discover the works of the 2nd trope in the C-mine compressors hall.

 

 

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. 

 

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

 

‘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.

 

mountaincutter, proto situation, various media, 2021

 

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’:

 

risquer sa mutation :

programme d’une pensée sans domaine

05.02 – 03.04.2022

 

Ella es su espejo incendiado, su espera en hogueras frías.

05.03 – 01.05.2022

 

Eu era gases puro, ar, espaço vazio, tempo.

01.05.2022 – …

 

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.

 

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

 

 

Film Programme

 

Three films presented during the opening weekend of Three Tropes for Entropy can now be watched below. The screening was part of risquer sa mutation : programme d’une pensée sans domaine, the exhibition’s first trope.

 

    1. Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, Phasmides, 2012; 22’41”, 16 mm transferred to HD, colour, mute, courtesy of Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo and Esther Schipper, Berlin
    2. Angyvir Padilla, 21 años de mala suerte (21 years of bad luck), 2014; 04’04, colour, sound, courtesy of the artist
    3. mountaincutters, Supplique pour le beau temps, 16 mm transferred to HD, colour, mute, 2’08”, 2021, production by fondation d’entreprise Hermès

 

 

 

 

 

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 co-curated 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. Currently, Persyn develops the annual programme of Komplot in Brussels as a guest curator.

 

 

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

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).

Jester
Open studio
14–15.05.2022

Jester
Open studio
14–15.05.2022

On the 14th and 15th of May, the open studio weekend for visual artists all over Flanders and Brussels, Jester (former FLACC/CIAP). We offer you a sneak peek at our the different workshops: like the ceramics, the metal and the digital studio. During your visit we offer you a unique inside in the methodology of our Artist in residence: Arjun Das (IN) and in the ceramics studio, we present work in progress by Sarah van Sonsbeeck (NL). Simultaneously in the ceramics workshop, we cast the new Jester coffee mugs in moulds and invited an artist to use the turntable. 

 

Not only do our residents find their way to our studios, but also many other artists and makers rent our facilities to create projects that have specific technical needs. Interested in getting started? During our Open Studios, we present the studio formulas and our team members can help you out with practical questions you may have. On Saturday the 14th of May, we also present our collaboration with vzw Het Steger in the form of a community kitchen. Feel free to take a look at the café and order a special snack and drink!

 

 

PROGRAMME
Saturday  & Sunday the 14th & 15th of May, 1 till 5 p.m.

 

Arjun Das –  open studio
Arjun Das (IN) comes from a family of migrant workers who travelled through India in their search for work. During his working period, he wants to get in touch with migrant workers in Genk and transform their stories into woodcuts and other works. For this project, he mainly woks with  used materials, such as reclaimed wood.

 

Sarah van Sonsbeeck- presentation work in progress in the ceramic studio
Sarah van Sonsbeeck (NL) is interested in monuments, and in particular in ‘accidental monuments’: objects that are given a role in remembering and commemorating because of certain events. She asks questions like “Why don’t monuments change when our thinking about important themes and historical events does?”

 

Activated ceramics studio
In the ceramics workshop, there is even more to see. We cast the new Jester coffee mugs, and we invite an artist to use the turntable.

 

Community kitchen in the café * Only on Saturday
In the café we present our collaboration with vzw Het Steger in the form of a community kitchen. Feel free to take a look and order a yummy snack and drink!

 

 

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
On Saturday and Sunday the 14th and  15th of May, we open our doors between 1 and 5 p.m. The admission is, of course, free of charge. Location: Casino Modern, André Dumontlaan 2, 3600 Genk.

Three Tropes for Entropy
Edition Launch
01.05.2022

Three Tropes for Entropy
Edition Launch
01.05.2022



“Eu era gases puro, ar, espaço vazio, tempo.”

“I was pure gas, air, empty space, time.”

01.05.2022 – …

 

 

You are kindly invited to the third and final event of Three Tropes for Entropy. The third trope of the exhibition will take the form of a collective edition. The launch will be held at the studio of Angyvir Padilla this Sunday, 1st of May, from 1-7pm.

 

The edition’s presentation marks the dissolution of the transformative exhibition, an outcome of the Lichen Curatorial Prize 2021-22, organized by Jester (former FLACC/CIAP) and Curatorial Studies KASK. This final gesture of launch introduces an indetermination to the exhibition process, which has no fixed end date but keeps existing in different forms, like molecules of gas once compressed into a condensed space and suddenly freed into the ambient.

 

 

The collective edition includes three printed pieces. Created by Angyvir Padilla, mountaincutters and Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, all prints stem from the textual practice embedded in the artists’ processes:

Edition proposal by Angyvir Padilla

Executed in reflective, translucent ink and supplemented with a handmade match that activates the reflection effect in the dark, the silkscreen print by Angyvir Padilla borrows verses from the poetry of Argentinian writer Alejandra Pizarnik. The final result is a print that can be activated as an instalative piece.

 

Edition proposal by mountaincutters

The inkjet prints by mountaincutters were presented in the exhibition – first in Jester’s exhibition space and later moved to C-mine’s compressor’s hall for the second trope of the exhibition. Every print carries a unique poem written by the artist duo and is supplemented with magnets for hanging.

 

Edition proposal by Daniel Steegmann

Executed in graphite ink, the recto-verso silkscreen print by Daniel Steegmann Mangrané shows an excerpt originally coming from Stella do Patrocínio’s oral poetry, defined by her as acts of gabbling. Compulsorily admitted into a mental asylum, Stella do Patrocínio was a maker of poems that were never written down but took visual form through the interpretation of Steegmann Mangrané. Mirrored, oblique, fractured, and incised, the typography remains translucent and void—as light as thin air, like gas, as the empty space and time evoked by the self-description of Stella do Patrocínio.

 

All silkscreen pieces are exquisitely printed by Camping Penrose / Liselotte van Daele.

 

 

 

PRACTICAL INFORMATION:

The edition launch takes place at the studio of Angyvir Padilla during the  38st Art Brussels weekend on Sunday the 1st of May from 1 to 7 p.m. You can find us at the following address: Jennartstraat 46, 1080 Sint-Jans-Molenbeek, Brussels.

 

 

Lichen is a prize for emerging curators, established by Jester (former FLACC/CIAP) 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 Jester members.

 

Conflict Zones
a series of online talks

Conflict Zones
a series of online talks

Conflict Zones is a series of online conversations around conflicts of different kinds, with various degrees of visibility and scope. Conflict Zones takes place every fortnight on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

 

Click on this link to follow the conversation on Zoom. No registration required.

 

In the series, we exchange thoughts and personal stories with artists and cultural workers who are facing a precarious situation as a result of different kinds of conflict: military and political but also legal, ethical, or other; at a workplace, at home, or in exile. The series gives platform and visibility to the practices that might be underexposed or even under attack at the given moment. During intimate talks, we are trying to unveil different layers of conflict and foreground how they disrupt artistic practices and daily lives alike. We want to listen. Truly listen.

 

We do not claim to be objective nor comprehensive. The making of the series is inspired by the improv acting methodology that lies at the core of Jester. We always start from a speaker we have a connection with, as an organisation and as people, and from a subject with a sense of urgency. From there, we see how the programme will unfold. 

 

Due to the current war in Ukraine, the topic of conflict became even more imminent in the general programme ideas for Jester. Departing from conversations with Ukrainian curator Alexandra Tryanova, our intern, and some of the Ukrainian artists with whom we have worked in the past, formed the catalyst for this initiative. Based on that, we decided to address this urgency first within our series. This is followed by all kinds of ‘conflicts’ that are linked to the organisation; materials that conflict with each other, neighbours who have to get used to a new art building in their backyard, or a court case about ownership. 

 

 

Conflict Zones 03

Sophia Bulgakova (born 1997, Odesa, Ukraine) is an ArtScientist, interdisciplinary artist and activist currently based in The Hague, the Netherlands. Sophia is working on the intersection between art, technology, and society, focusing on the relationship between light, perception, and imagination. Through various sensorial inputs in her installations and performances, she engages viewers, impacting their ways of perceiving reality and exploring new possibilities beyond it. In her most recent work, she investigates Ukrainian paganism and its impact on contemporary society and national identity.
Sophia studied sculpture in Kyiv and then got a foundation diploma in Photography and Time-Based Media at the University of the Arts London in the UK. After that, she graduated from the ArtScience Interfaculty at the Royal Academy of the Art and Royal Conservatory in The Hague, the Netherlands. Her works were exhibited at CTM Festival (DE), Sonic Acts Festival (NL), Baltan Laboratories (NL), Mediamatic (NL), and Ningbo City Exhibition Hall (CN), among other places.
This event is held in English.

 

 

Conflict Zones 02

Our second guest was Nadia Parfan, a Ukrainian film director, producer and curator. Her student film “Reve ta Stohne on Tour” received a special mention at DocudaysUA and her last film, “Heat Singers”, was premiered at Visions du Reel cinema festival and was selected to several other international film festivals. Nadia is the co-founder of the Festival of Film and Urbanism 86, which took place in Slavutych from 2014 to 2018.

 

She is also the author of the idea and creative producer of the documentary project MyStreetFilmsUkraine, in which Ukrainian directors have created and released 49 short films. In 2018, Nadia together with producer Ilya Gladstein has founded the production company Phalanstery Films. In January 2020 Nadia launched a streaming platform Takflix.com which provides legal access to Ukrainian films. 

 

 

Conflict Zones 01

Our first guest was culturologist Olha Honchar (UA), a project and communications, anti-crisis manager. She is the director of the Memorial Museum of Totalitarian Regimes ‘Territory of Terror’ in Lviv en researches the features of PR, cultural and museum management in Ukraine. Besides, she is responsible for the communication of the projects ‘Cultural diplomacy between the regions of Ukraine’ in the frontline and liberated cities of Donetsk and Luhansk regions: ‘The museum is open for renovation’,  the expedition ‘HERE AND THERE’ and others.

 

At the Luhansk Regional Museum in Starobilsk, Honchar is Co-curator of the experimental exposition of the Anti-Terrorist Operation. She is the initiator of the ‘Museum Crisis Center’ and the ‘Ambulance Museum project’, which emerged the first days of the Russian war against Ukraine.

 

How to support the Museum Crisis Center?

 

For payments in euro:

BENEFICIARY: ngo insha osvita
Id. Code: 40289892
IBAN: UA933355480000026008053635051
Legal address: Lva Zhemchuzhnikova st. 5, appt. 6, 79053, Lviv, Ukraine
BANK OF BENEFICIARY: PRIVATBANK, 1D HRUSHEVSKOHO STR., KYIV, 01001, UKRAINE
SWIFT: PBANUA2X
CORRESPONDENT BANK: J.P.MORGAN AG, FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY
Details of payment: charity donation for “Museum Crisis Center”

 

The Museum Crisis Center is a grassroots initiative of Olha Honchar, a culturologist and director of the Lviv Territory of Terror Museum, which is implemented in partnership with Insha Osvita and the New Museum NGO. The Museum Crisis Center has already been supported by the European Commission (within the Strength Here project), the Kyiv Biennale (as part of its own urgent initiative to support the art community), the PinchukArtCentre, the German MitOst e.V., and a number of private patrons.

The Museum Crisis Center aims to provide financial, organizational and human support to small regional museums and their teams in times of crisis. While the state saves the funds of large national museums in the first place, local museum institutions, which are a vascular network of culture, are often overlooked. The Museum Crisis Center sees value in every local museum institution and in the people who preserve that knowledge and collection.

The Museum Crisis Center is an initiative that will be relevant in the postwar period as well. Not only to restore the network of local museums, return collections, restore exhibits and inventory, but also as a tool of mutual assistance in various crisis situations. The Museum Crisis Center is an association that will launch a number of projects, the first of which is Ambulance museum initiative.

 

For partnerships and support, or other forms of payment, write to olha.honchar@gmail.com, be_strong@insha-osvita.org

 

 

Marianne Berenhaut
Book launch & film screening
26.03.2022

Marianne Berenhaut
Book launch & film screening
26.03.2022

This event is free.

Reserve your seat here.

Mine de rien, publication, 2022

 

Following Marianne Berenhaut’s solo exhibition at CIAP and C-mine at the turn of 2021 and 2022, we are delighted to welcome the artist to Genk again, on the occasion of the release of her publication Mine de rien. This publication brings together the documentation of the exhibition, set in the unique interiors of C-mine,  with the selection of never published archival materials. These outspoken images are accompanied by texts by Louise Osieka (director C-mine), Barbara Cuglietta (director Jewish Museum of Belgium) and Alicja Melzacka (curator CIAP), each offering a different perspective on this rich oeuvre. 

 

We will start the day by diving into the film archive and presenting selected short documentaries by three filmmakers: Violaine de Villers, André Dartevelle, and Serge Simon. Each film focuses on a different period of Berenhaut’s work and offers a unique insight into her working process and the context surrounding her practice. 

 

Following the screening, we will officially launch the publication, developed on the occasion of Berenhaut’s solo exhibition at CIAP and C-mine. In conversation with Nadine Plateux, feminist activist and writer, and Alicja Melzacka, the editor of the book, the artist will speak about the publication and her work at large. The conversation will be moderated by Louise Osieka.

 

design & photo: Hannah Sakai

 

Programme:

 

2 p.m. Word of welcome, Kleine Zaal, C-mine

 

2.15-3.15 p.m.  Screening 

 

  • Les familles de Marianne Berenhaut by Violaine de Villers, 2011, 18’,
    French, English subtitles
  • Poupées-poubelles by Violaine de Villers, 2010, 8’, not spoken
  • Vie privée, Marianne Berenhaut. Trente ans de sculptures by
    André Dartevelle, 2002, 30’55’’, French, English subtitles
  • Serge Simon, 2022, ca 5′

 

3.20-3.45 p.m. Break

 

3.45-4.30 p.m. Book launch, Kleine Zaal, C-mine

 

  • Marianne Berenhaut in conversation with Nadine Plateau and Alicja Melzacka,
    moderated by Louise Osieka

 

Mine de rien is published by CIAP and co-produced by C-mine and Dvir Gallery, and it will be available for sale during the event and subsequently, at C-mine’s shop and via CIAP’s webshop.

 

Art Trip
Visit Museum M & Wiels
12.03.2022

Art Trip
Visit Museum M & Wiels
12.03.2022

Museum M | Alexis Gautier L’heure de la soupe

Wiels | Kasper Bosmans Husbandry

 

© Alexis Gautier

On Saturday 12 March, we take you on an art trip with artist Alexis Gautier, our artistic director Orlando Maaike Gouwenberg and our team. Together, we will visit Museum M in Leuven and Wiels in Brussels, as part of Alexis’ residency and in the run-up to his solo presentation with us coming May.

 

Through cultural exchange and shared interests, Alexis Gautier explores various ways of collaboration within his artistic practice. Encounters, misunderstandings or coincidences determine the protagonists of the creative playground in which his works emerge.

We meet Alexis together with curator Eva Wittocx in Museum M, where they guide us through his solo exhibition L heure de la soupe. This presentation is the outcome of a creative process that Alexis describes as ‘collective fictional writing’. Various colleagues, craftspeople, museum staff and namesakes all contributed to the overarching story in their various ways. It’s guaranteed that this visit will be accompanied by many interesting anecdotes.

 

Kasper Bosmans,Legend: American Picket Fence and the Pink Thread, 2021 Courtesy Gladstone Gallery and the artist

After we visit museum M, we will travel to Wiels, where Alexis is currently in residence. Alexis will spice up the bus trip with a little artistic intervention. After a delicious lunch in Wiels, we visit the exhibition ‘Husbandry’ by Kasper Bosmans. Curator Zoë Gray is happy to welcome us. Coincidence or not? Kasper and Alexis are friends, and they have worked together in the past.

 

Anyone who remembers Kasper Bomans’ exhibition Loot, Soil And Cleanliness in the old CIAP-building knows that he is a natural storyteller. He unravels old stories, obscure anecdotes or current events and combines them into new, visual narratives. Bosmans employs local, vernacular traditions to address global questions in a playful manner. After the exhibition visit, we are welcome to join Kasper’s book launch. Dovetail is the first monographic overview of the artist’s oeuvre to date.

 

PROGRAMME (Saturday, 12.03.22)

  • 09:30-11:00  a.m. – Bus trip from Limburg with stops in Genk, Hasselt and Lummen
  • 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. – Guided tour by Alexis & Eva at Museum M (EN & NL)
  • 12:30-1:20 p.m. – Bus trip with an artistic intervention
  • 1:20-2:45 p.m. – Lunch: soup of the day, quiche, salad, coffee and thee
  • 2:45-3:45 p.m. – Guided tour by Zoë at Wiels (EN)
  • 4:00-6:00 p.m. – Book launch Dovetail
  • 6:00 -7:30 p.m. – Bus ride back to Limburg

 

© Alexis Gautier

 

RESERVATIONS

Reservations can be made by sending an e-mail to info@ciap.be or via phone 089 65 50 88 (only on Thursday and Friday). Be sure to mention the trip, your surname + first name, contact details and the tariff you will be paying. Don’t forget to choose your pick-up location (Genk, Hasselt, Lummen). Please note that your participation is only fully confirmed after transfer of the registration fee via IBAN: BE44 1324 3606 3945 (please mention your name + CIAP trip March)

 

RATES

We have different rates for this trip, please choose the one that suits you. Please do not forget to bring your ID, student card or museum pass as proof. What’s included in the price? The registration fee includes entrance fees, lunch, bus rides and guided tours!

  • -18 & ‘young members’ – 30 euros
  • Youth -25  – 40 euros
  • Members – 47 euros
  • Members with Museum Pass – 40 euros
  • Non-members – 53 euros
  • Non-members with Museum Pass – 46 euros

 

PRACTICAL

A maximum of 35 people can participate in this trip. We take the current Covid regulations into account that are valid at the time of the excursion. For the time being, a CST is still required to gain access to museums in Brussel. At a later stage, registered participants will receive more practical information by e-mail. If you have any questions in the meantime, feel free to contact us!

 

Three Tropes for Entropy
Film Programme
05.02–01.05.2022

Three Tropes for Entropy
Film Programme
05.02–01.05.2022

 

Laila Melchior and Koi Persyn — laureates of the second edition of the Lichen Curatorial Prize — present a transformative exhibition connecting the artistic practices and methodologies of mountaincutters (FR), Angyvir Padilla (VZ) and Daniel Steegmann Mangrané (ES) 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. 

 

 

Three films presented during the opening weekend of Three Tropes for Entropy can now be watched below. The screening was part of risquer sa mutation : programme d’une pensée sans domaine, the exhibition’s first trope.

 

    1. Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, Phasmides, 2012; 22’41”, 16 mm transferred to HD, colour, mute, courtesy of Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo and Esther Schipper, Berlin
    2. Angyvir Padilla, 21 años de mala suerte (21 years of bad luck), 2014; 04’04, colour, sound, courtesy of the artist
    3. mountaincutters, Supplique pour le beau temps, 16 mm transferred to HD, colour, mute, 2’08”, 2021, production by fondation d’entreprise Hermès

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

Ciel Grommen & Maximiliaan Royakkers
First Firing
05.02.2022

Ciel Grommen & Maximiliaan Royakkers
First Firing
05.02.2022

4.30-7.00 pm

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.

 

In this artist talk, Ciel Grommen and Maximiliaan Royakkers share more information and anecdotes about their research project. The talk took place in July 2021 at CIAP, as part of the programme ‘Domesticity and Hospitality’.

 

 

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.

 

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