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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.

 

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!

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.