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Ciel Grommen & Maximiliaan Royakkers
Verwarmde aarde, verstoorde grond

Ciel Grommen & Maximiliaan Royakkers
Verwarmde aarde, verstoorde grond

30 unique copies (+ 10 AP), 2018
clay produced by the artists from locally-gained minestone (sand, water, coal residue), recycled textile pouch

price: 275 EUR
CIAP members: 255 EUR

 

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The edition departs from the idea of a chaffeuse — a household item used to warm up one’s bed. After being heated up in an oven, the edition can be wrapped up in the pouch and held close to the body to transmit heat. The coal residue present in the bricks accelerates the baking process and accounts for the unique texture of the ceramics. Each piece is unique —  if you would like to choose your brick personally, you are welcome to make an appointment and visit us at C-mine.

 

Marianne Berenhaut
Mine de rien
23.10.2021–15.01.2022

Marianne Berenhaut
Mine de rien
23.10.2021–15.01.2022

La recontre, 2013

CIAP and C-mine are delighted to announce the upcoming exhibition of Marianne Berenhaut (°1934, BE), offering a selective, intimate insight into the artist’s rich and versatile practice. The exhibition will unfold across different spaces on the first floor of the Energy Building, where the protagonists of Berenhaut’s work – her sculptures composed of daily objects – will inhabit and animate the unique interiors of this former mining site. More info will follow soon on CIAP and C-mine’s websites.

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 + Metal Power Protection (Yemo Park & Xavier Frederick) ­ CLAUS  BOOKS(Ines Claus) ­ CLUBEFEMEER (Arnaud De Wolf & Maarten Vanermen) Dries Segers ­ ­ Ella De Burca ­ Emily Kelly Gilles Hellemans­ Ignace Schretlen ­ Intermetz (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 ­ Olivier Leu ­ Pierre Corric ­ Pink House Press (Ersi Varveri & Gijs Waterschoot) ­  PXL-MAD studenten (Celine Mannens, Fay Janssen) READSEARCH (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

Siwar Kraytem & Rasha Dakkak Niels Poiz ­ Martine Folkersma ­ Marjolein Guldentops Jeroen Peeters Adrijana Gvozdenovic

 

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. 

 

Miriam Sentler
The Chase
14.08.2021

Miriam Sentler
The Chase
14.08.2021

an artist talk and auditive performance

guest speakers: Drake Stoughton, Johan Schoonaert

 

CIAP invites Miriam to be the next guest to animate a piece of public furniture — the heated daybed, realised on the C-mine site by Ciel Grommen and Maximiliaan Royakkers. Departing from the question of how to inhabit the ‘disturbed landscape’of Winterslag, their project Le Paysage Ménagé provided both a physical and theoretical framework for future interventions on site. Miriam Sentler’s talk and auditory performance is the second episode in the series of events planned on and around the heated daybed, and bringing together its different users.

 

 

PROGRAMME

  • 3.00-4.00 PM  Artist talk and Q&A with Miriam Sentler and composer Drake Stoughton
  • 4.00-5.00 PM  Walk through Winterslag with ornithologist Johan Schoonaert
  • 5.00-6.00 PM  Listening to The Chase at the heated daybed

 

The Chase is an audio installation Miriam realised in 2020, in collaboration with composer Drake Stoughton and with the help of ornithologist Dr. Kees van Oers. The work evolves around the memories of some of the older villagers of Keyenberg (DE), a village which will soon be excavated due to the expansion of the North-Rhine Westphalian lignite industry. Those villagers and keen bird observers have reported the loss of a large variety of birds, triggered by the forced resettlement of villages and destruction of nearby forests. The missing of natural, site-specific flora and fauna results in ‘solastalgia’ – a particular feeling of loss first identified by the Australian philosopher Glenn Albrecht. The initial reason for exploring contemporary forms of this feeling was the disappearance of Langendorf, the village in which Miriam’s grandfather was born, tearing a geographical hole into her own family history.

 

The work examines and highlights a unique composition of birds present within this disappearing landscape. In collaboration with composer Drake Stoughton, a score was made, in which the musician follows the melody of the birdsongs in an attempt to ‘match’ individual sounds with the right notes and thereby ‘map’ them. The composer’s inability to keep track of the birds represents the problem of archiving the natural, resulting in an auditive play (or chase) between the archived and the archiver. The publication includes the score or the ‘capture’ resulting from this chase, representing an additional step of archiving.

 

PRACTICAL

The Artist talk will take place in the CIAP exhibition space on the first floor of the C-mine energy building. After Miriam has introduced us to the story behind her research project, we set off with Johan Schoonaerts, an ornithologist affiliated with the local ‘Zang- en Kleurvogels Genk’  association. We start at our exhibition space to go outside, don’t forget to put on appropriate walking shoes. Johan will teach us how to observe the local Winterslag bird species and how to recognise their song patterns. This enables us to round off the afternoon, by sitting on the headed daybed together, while listening to The Chase with a trained ear. You can book on the spot or via this link.

 

 

SPEAKERS

 Miriam Sentler (1994, Aachen) is an artist based in Rotterdam, a graduate of Fine Arts at the Maastricht Academy of Fine Arts and Artistic Research at UVA Amsterdam. 

 

Drake Stoughton is a componist and a recent graduate from The Eastman School of Music where he studied saxophone, literature and performance under the tutelage of Dr. Chien Kwan Lin.

 

Johan Schoonaert is affiliated with the Zang- en Kleurvogel Genk association. They have been active in Genk and the surrounding area since 1951 in keeping, caring for and breeding (ornamental)birds. From the moment they were founded they have been affiliated with AOB, the overarching national ornithological association. 

 

 

 

 

This event is part of the events planned on and around the heated daybed, a public sculpture created by Ciel Grommen and Maximiliaan Royakkers within the scope of their project Le Paysage Ménagé. This project has been realised with the support of the Flemish Community, the City of Genk, FLACC and CIAP members. 

 

Apples & Oranges
Open call 2021 (extended)

Apples & Oranges
Open call 2021 (extended)

APPLES & ORANGES

Combining a curated fair with a lively public programme of performances, interventions, and talks, the event presents a variety of material, digital, and performative approaches to artists’ publications. It not only provides a platform for artists and their works, but by reaching across disciplinary boundaries, it stimulates refreshing interactions and new connections between participants and public.

 

FOR WHOM?
Artists from all backgrounds, in all stages of career development, who engage in experimental publishing and writing practices are welcome to apply.

 

HOW TO APPLY?

Send the following documents to communicatie@ciap.be:
– your CV
– a short portfolio or a link to your website
– a short description (ca 200 words) of your idea for participation –  What would like to present during Apples & Oranges?

The deadline for sending in the applications is Tuesday, the 7th of September 2021, at 23:59. Please send the files in PDF-format only.

 

PROCEDURE
The fair section and public programme are curated by a group of professionals from the partner organisations (see below). The selection takes place on invitation and via this open call. In the selection process, the quality and diversity of included practices will be taken into account. The list of the invited artists will be announced in mid-August, and the results of the open call will be made known in early September.

 

PRACTICAL INFO

Apples & Oranges takes place at the compressors hall in C-mine, Genk (1st floor of the Energy Building) on Saturday, 02.10.2021. The fair is open to public from 12 am to 18 pm. The participants can build up between 9 and 12 am (lunch provided) and deinstall after 6 pm.

 

We provide each participant with infrastructural and curatorial support. There is no participation nor representation fee, which means that all revenue goes directly to the artists. The entry for the public is free.

 

ORGANISERS

Apples & Oranges is organised by CIAP platform for contemporary arts, in collaboration with Krieg (Hasselt), FLACC workspace for visual artists (Genk), B32 (Maastricht), Zero- Desk / Carl Haase, and C-mine Genk.

 

Orlando Maaike Gouwenberg
becomes the new artistic director

Orlando Maaike Gouwenberg
becomes the new artistic director

photo: Roosje Klap

The two merging organisations appoint a joint artistic director to build together the common future on the C-mine site.

 

Orlando Maaike Gouwenberg (NL), curator and initiator working from Europe and the US has been appointed as new artistic director of CIAP, platform for contemporary art, and FLACC, workplace for visual artists. She will lead the two organisations through the exciting transition period into the common future. Still this year, CIAP and FLACC will merge, and in 2022, already as one organisation will move to a new location on the C-mine site in Genk.

 

Gouwenberg brings to the table a fresh perspective, underpinned by a substantial international network and experience. Currently, she is the co-curator for Melanie Bonajo’s presentation for the Dutch Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2022. 

 

After running multidisciplinary exhibition space Expodium in Utrecht, Gouwenberg participated in the renowned de Appel Curatorial Program (2006-07) and worked at the research and production platform If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution (2007-11). During the directorship of Defne Ayas at Kunstinstituut Melly, she was involved in major projects by Alexandre Singh, Michael Portnoy, and Rana Hamadeh. In 2010, together with artist Keren Cytter and curator Kathy Noble, Gouwenberg initiated A.P.E. (art projects era), which focused on the development of projects that cannot be realised within traditional institutional formats or frameworks. Since 2012 she’s part of the short and mid-length committee at International Film Festival Rotterdam. In 2014, she founded the multidisciplinary residency program Deltaworkers in New Orleans together with Joris Lindhout, and in 2017, Gouwenberg joined the Performa team in New York as producer at large. 

 

The new director takes up the position in a particularly complex, fragile, and challenging context, but also one that requires new perspectives and experimental strategies.
“It is an unprecedented time that calls for outspoken choices,” she says. “We are at the tail end of the pandemic that has held up a mirror to the fast-paced, overcrowded capitalist world and forced the individual, on the one hand, to revert to small, local, sometimes lonely, physical ways of living, and on the other hand, expanded the possibilities of communicating, working, and presenting online. It is, therefore, a particular moment to look at how two strong locally-anchored institutions can consciously operate locally as well as internationally; in physical and virtual space.”

 

CIAP and FLACC are convinced that Gouwenberg, with her versatile experience and unfettered enthusiasm, is the best person to take the lead in shaping the vision for the new organisation.
“The DNA of the new organisation, originating from two existing institutions, is rich, layered and offers opportunities,” said the freshly appointed director. “It’s like a lichen where ‘1+1=plural’ is the rule and where specific combinations of chromosomes create the shapes that no one could have imagined in advance. It is this polyphony that bears potential and that drives me. The program that I want to develop for FLACC/CIAP will be tailor-made and will have a socio-political focus, building on the already existing basis. The organisation grows from the programme, in which the importance of art, the interest of artists and the connection with the public are key.” 

 

Ciel Grommen, Maximiliaan Royakkers & Accattone
Domesticity and Hospitality
03.07.2021

Ciel Grommen, Maximiliaan Royakkers & Accattone
Domesticity and Hospitality
03.07.2021

an afternoon of talks and encounters in and about the disturbed landscape 

 

special guests: Sophie Dars & Carlo Menon from Accattone magazine

 

Join us on the 3rd of July for an afternoon dedicated to the artistic and architectural practices dealing with landscape as a site of domesticity and hospitality.  

 

This special day marks a turning point for the long-term research project Le Paysage Ménagé, initiated in 2019 by Ciel Grommen and Maximiliaan Royakkers on commission by CIAP and FLACC. 

 

Departing from the question of how to inhabit the ‘disturbed landscape’of Winterslag, the project envisioned a series of spatial interventions, ‘furniture’ for the landscape that invite us to make new connections with and within it. Starting this summer, the heated daybed which the artist are currently constructing on the C-mine site, will become a public furniture, used by the art organisations, guests, neighbours, but also providing shelter for small animals and breeding ground for plants.

The talk is the first episode in the series of events planned on and around the heated daybed, and bringing together its different users. 

 

PROGRAMME

  • 3.00-3.30 PM Artist talk with Ciel Grommen and Maximiliaan Royakkers
  • 3.45-4.15 PM Talk with Sophie Dars & Carlo Menon from Accattone 
  • 4.30-5.00 PM Q&A on and around the heated daybed
  • 3.00-6.00 PM Launch of the edition Verwarmde aarde, verstoorde grond by Grommen & Royakkers

 

The afternoon starts with a talk by the two artists behind Le Paysage Ménagé — Ciel Grommen and Maximiliaan Royakkers, who will take us on a visual journey through their research, going back to the concepts underpinning the project. Making their way through their archive, the artists will talk about their experience of working with ‘disturbed landscapes’, about  ‘furnishing’ instead of ‘developing’, and they will share amazing stories they ‘unearthed’ in the course of the project. It is a moment of reflection on the values and ambitions from which Le Paysage Ménagé originated, and at the same time, an opportunity to open the project up and re-embed it in a broader context.

 

This is where the presentation by Sophie Dars & Carlo Menon, the editors of Accattone magazine, comes in. Sophie and Carlo will share some insight into the making of the magazine — or, as they call it, ‘an exhibition on paper’— and they will zoom in on a few specific practices featured in the latest, 7th issue, deal with open-air domesticity and the diplomatic hospitality of land.

 

Following the two presentations, all guests are invited to join the artists and the editors for an informal Q&A moment on and around the platform. This moment will also mark the official launch of the edition Verwarmde aarde, verstoorde grond developed by Ciel and Max in collaboration with CIAP.

 

PRACTICAL

Both presentations will take place at C-mine (specific location TBC) and the Q&A will take place at the heated daybed, on the C-mine site (see the map).

 

Throughout the entire afternoon, the edition, the 7th issue of Accattone magazine and other related publications will be displayed and distributed at the CIAP stand at the daybed.

 

SPEAKERS

Ciel Grommen  (°1989, Sint-Truiden) and Maximiliaan Royakkers (°1988, Hasselt) are a duo of artists/architects, whose work on the threshold of artistic research, education and spatial design questions present social, political and ecological dynamics. Often taking complex social contexts anddisturbed landscapes as a starting point, Grommen and Royakkers develop their projects through extensive fieldwork, spatial interventions, and other interactive, participatory formats. Their role as spatial practitioners involves weaving of new narratives into spaces and testing out alternative ways of living-together, inhabiting, and relating to our environments.

 

Accattone explores minor practices in art and architecture through the specific means of the printed magazine. As an exhibition on paper, each issue is a montage of contributions whose shared positions towards reality, history and representation resonate with one another. A-periodical, self-published and non-subsidized, Accattone was launched in 2014 by two architects (Sophie Dars & Carlo Menon) and two graphic designers (Ismaël Bennani & Orfée Grandhomme), joined in 2019 by architect Galaad Van Daele. 

 

Contributors to Accattone #7 (May 2021): Costantino Nivola, SNCDA et al. at the Venice Architecture Biennale, Aglaia Konrad, Alice Paris on De Smet Vermeulen, Osamu Ishiyama and Kenji Kawai, TEN, Wim Cuyvers, moilesautresart, DSCTHK, Piovenefabi, Emmanuelle Chiappone Piriou on Superstudio, Carlo Goncalves on Smiljan Radic, The Museum of Mistakes on Arakawa & Gins, and Zuber panoramic wallpapers.

 

 

This is the first in the 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. Le Paysage Ménagé is part of ELEMENTS — a collaboration between art and cultural institutions in Dutch Limburg, Belgian Limburg and Liège and North Rhine-Westphalia.

 

Marina Sula
You may never know what's causing all the traffic
19.06–11.09.2021

Marina Sula
You may never know what's causing all the traffic
19.06–11.09.2021

A digital version of the publication accompanying the exhibition can be downloaded here

 

 

 

Marina Sula’s practice spans photography, sculpture, and installation. She appropriates elements from the realms of industry, design, and advertising to construct highly controlled yet ambiguous environments.

Her interest gravitates towards objects and sites that problematise the distinction between original/generic, individual/collective, private/public, such as waiting rooms, offices, and airports. In blending the persuasive, utilitarian language of forms specific to industry and advertising with more intimate registers, her work transmits a similar sense of ambiguity.

In the months leading to the exhibition, the artist amassed a vast archive of ‘poor images’, either snapped with her phone or pulled off of the internet. All of them exhibit the kind of hyperreal, enhanced genericness characteristic of stock footage or ads. These images have been manipulated and transformed using both digital reproduction techniques and manual work and given a physical presence, encased in acrylic boxes or embedded in stainless-steel benches. In the nearly 10-meters-tall former industrial hall, the works are positioned directly on the floor, softly guiding the viewers through the layers of mirroring surfaces and deconstructed images.

 

photo: Michiel De Cleene

 

 

Bio:

Marina Sula (1991°, Lezhe, Albania) lives and works in Vienna. She studied Art History at the University of Vienna and photography at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts. Currently, Sula is an artist-in-residence at Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris. Her solo exhibitions include: I’m Sorry, I can’t, don’t hate me at Gabriele Senn Gallery, Vienna (2019); Warten at Viennacontemporary (2019); After Solitude at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna (2018); What is it like.. at Kunstverein Kevin Space, Vienna (2016). Her work has been shown in group exhibitions at: Galerie der Stadt Schwaz (2021); National Gallery, Prishtina (2021); GAM Fondazione Musei, Turin (2020); PCP Gallery, Paris (2020); Kunstverein Kevin Space, Vienna (2020); Nir Altmann, Munich (2020); Kunstforum, Vienna (2020), Belvedere 21 – Museum for Contemporary Art, Vienna (2019); Croy Nielsen, Vienna (2018).

 

With kind support of Flemish Community, the City of Genk, CIAP’s members and Bundesministerium für Kunst, Kultur, öffentlichen Dienst und Sport in Austria.