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How do I photograph my work with a camera or smartphone?

How do I photograph my work with a camera or smartphone?

Do you need good pictures of your visual work for your website, portfolio and social media? Would you like to make them yourself, but you don’t have the know-how? This practical workshop teaches you how to take good reproduction photos with a simple camera, even if you have little or no experience with photography.


Photographer and teacher Kristof Vrancken will lead the workshop. He will work with you in various test settings such as a studio and an exhibition space. You will learn to take reproduction photographs with a reflex camera, a compact digital camera or even your smartphone.



Practical information: 

The workshop takes place on Saturday the 24th of September, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. You can find us at the following address: Casino Modern, André Dumonlaan 2, 3600. The workshop is free, but the number of places is limited to 8 participants.


Registration is required and is possible until Monday the 12th of September. You can access the registration form via this link. We will confirm your participation by Thursday the 15th of September.



Want to follow more workshops?
VONK, Z33 and Jester (the former CIAP/FLACC) join forces to organise a series of workshops about the practice of the visual artist. The workshops will help you take your first steps and offer you tools to get started afterwards.


The workshops are intended for professional, semi-professional and/or starting contemporary artists with a Limburg connection who have followed professional art training. The workshops are held in Dutch, are free of charge, but the number of places is limited.


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

Saturday the 15th of October | Workshop strategic thinking and business management

Friday the 18th of November | Portfolio Day


Documenta Fifteen
Art trip

Documenta Fifteen
Art trip

©Documenta fifteen Graphic design: Studio 4oo2

©Documenta fifteen Graphic design: Studio 4oo2

Once again, we organize a three-day bus trip to Kassel to visit DOCUMENTA fifteen! We are looking forward to another great weekend!



  • 16.09.22: Bus trip towards Kassel with short stop, arrival at hotel, visit to Documenta
  • 17.09.22: groupvisits and free moments
  • 18.09.22: Check-out of hotel, visit to Documenta, bus trip back to Limburg with short stop. 

* More details will follow soon 




Members price per person 

  • 420 euro for a double or twin room
  • 550 euro for a single room

Young members price per person

  • 380 euro per person for a double or twin room

Price non-members per person 

  • 470 euro for a double room
  • 600 euro for a single room 


The participation fee includes the bus trip, 2 overnight stays with breakfast, a cancellation and assistance insurance. What is not included in the price? Personal expenses, meals, drinks, etc. Entrance fee for Documenta (we will book this on the spot, so everyone can get the discounted price they are entitled to).


©Documenta fifteen Graphic design: Studio 4oo2

©Documenta fifteen Graphic design: Studio 4oo2



E-mail us before 24.07.22 to with the subject: trip KASSEL. In your mail, be sure to include the number of participants, everyone’s names, contact details, billing details, your preferred room type and which participants are or are not members of us. Attention! Your registration is only complete after the transfer of an advance payment of €100 per person to BE44 132 4360639 45. Please mention: KASSEL+name + number of participants (number of members)+ room type. 


As soon as we have received the bank transfer, you will receive a confirmation e-mail from us. The invoice* and more details about the trip will follow in the first week of August. If we do not have enough participants for the trip, we will unfortunately have to cancel it. If this is the case, your deposit will be refunded in the first week of August.

* In order to reduce the workload for our administration, we appreciate one invoice per group registration, of course individual invoices are possible if desired.



Erica Ferrari & Ana Catarina Mousinho
Memory-Lab Pavilion

Erica Ferrari & Ana Catarina Mousinho
Memory-Lab Pavilion

The Memory-Lab Pavilion by Erica Ferrari and Ana Catarina Mousinho is a participatory art installation on the C-mine site, which functions as an artist workshop, an exhibition space, and a meeting place. The pavilion is a work in progress – in the course of five weeks, the duo will organise a series of workshops and invite participants to co-create the installation.



Erica Ferrari’s practice, spanning sculpture, installations, and urban interventions, explores the interplay of politics and memory in the public space. For her project in Genk, she invited a fellow artist Ana Catarina Mousinho to co-develop the Memory-Lab Pavilion as a site for embodied, collective memory work. During their residency in Genk, Ferrari and Mousinho became intrigued by the urban- and memory-scape of Genk. Over the last two centuries, the city has transformed from a village of landscape painters into an industrial hub, and eventually, into a post-industrial cultural site. Each of these transformations has brought with it a certain degree of erasure and loss of memories. Through the project, the artists want to give space in particular to those memories and stories that have low visibility in the public space. “The right to memory is the right to public space”, they say. In contrast to official narratives petrified in monuments and rites, Ferrari and Mousinho will explore the potential of collective action and ephemeral gestures as strategies for remembering and storytelling.


The participants in the workshops are invited to explore how memories and stories can be transferred through bodily and material gestures. Ferrari and Mousinho will introduce the participants to several gestural drawing and sculpting techniques, using natural materials like clay and charcoal as well as the materials associated with construction sites, such as plaster, concrete, and debris. The focus of the workshops is not on their physical outcome, but rather, on the process of working and making together, exchanging stories, and creating new memories.


The structure of the installation, designed by Ferrari, has been inspired, on the one hand, by the infrastructure of a construction site and, on the other hand, by the pavilion as a semi-permanent, flexible architectural structure. The pavilion is located at the former mine site of Winterslag, in the area which is a palimpsest in the making. While the monumental edifice of the Energy Building and a few others are preserved, the majority of the former mine infrastructure has been demolished. It is at this location that the future house for Jester will be built. Located in-between the architectural heritage and the construction site, the Memory-Lab Pavilion becomes a space for negotiation between the past and the future.



Practical information

The installation is located on the C-mine site, behind the LUCA School of Art. The ground floor of the installation is accessible at all times. Please, treat the installation and objects you will encounter with respect. The first floor of the installation is accessible during the workshops only.


The public workshops take place on three Saturdays: 24.09, 01.10, and 15.10.22, between 1 and 4 pm. On those days, you can join a workshop or come by and meet the artists. 


The objects that will be created in this process will temporarily furnish the Memory-Lab Pavilion. After the exhibition’s end, they can be retrieved by their makers.





Erica Ferrari (°1981, BR) is an artist and researcher based in São Paulo. In recent years Erica produced objects and installations from research around the relationships between architecture, space and history. She participated in individual and collective exhibitions in Brazil and abroad and received acquisitions and artistic production awards. Recent exhibitions include ‘32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts’ MGLC, in Ljubljana, Slovenia, ‘O que não é floresta é prisão política’, Reocupa Gallery of Ocupação 9 de Julho – MSTC in São Paulo, ‘Has always been dystopia’, XPO Gallery, in Enschede, Holland, ‘Estamos Aqui – Ocupação Ateliê 397’, SESC Pinheiros. São Paulo e ‘37º Panorama da Arte Brasileira’, MAM – Modern Art Museum of São Paulo, Brazil. She was artist in resident at Pivô (São Paulo), Sculpture Space in Utica (New York), GlogauAIR (Berlin), ARE Holland (Netherlands), AIR Niederösterreich (Krems, Austria) and Jester/FLACC/CIAP (Genk, Belgium). PhD Student at School of Architecture and Urbanism of University of São Paulo (FAU USP). Researcher associated to LabOUTROS – Laboratory of the Department of History of Architecture and Aesthetics of FAU USP. Collaborator of MSTC – Movement of Low Income Workers of São Paulo City Center.


Ana Catarina Mousinho (°1980, BR) is a visual artist, art educator and activist. Born in Recife, Pernambuco, lives and works in São Paulo. She has participated in solo and group exhibitions in Recife, São Paulo, Brasília and Frankfurt and in artistic residency programs in Recife, São Paulo and Brasília. From different supports, such as drawing, painting, sculpture and installations, he deals with the material found (collecting ordinary objects) or created (through paintings and drawings with a predominance of color and an excavated and gestural trace) as a means of friction of memories and a broadening of understanding about the processes of interpersonal relationships, individual history and social paths traced together. She works with the MSTC in the areas of culture, art and education. He also proposed and held art workshops in 2017 with children from Cidade Estrutural in Brasília during an artistic residency at CAL-UNB, in 2016 he promoted meetings with children to walk, draw and paint the city during a residency at l.a.m.a-sp, São Paulo and in 2016 worked at Instituto Dom Helder in Recife as an educator in the “Amarelo cor de Urubu” project.




The artists would like to thank Alicja, Orlando, Luuk, Stef, Kevin and the entire Jester team, Giselle Beiguelman and FAU/CAPES, Carmen Silva and MSTC, our families and friends for their support.


The project is realised with the support of the Flemish Community, the city of Genk, and Jester members; PROAP/CCP – Faculty of Architecture Urbanism at the University of São Paulo, and CAPES – Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior [Higher Education Personnel Improvement Coordination].

Reading Group
Riding High in the Reading Saddle

Reading Group
Riding High in the Reading Saddle

Saturday 16.07, 6-8. p.m.
Wednesday 20.07, 6-8 p.m.
Sunday 24.07, 6-8 p.m.

In If on a winter’s night a traveler, a novel from 1979, Italian writer Italo Calvino evokes the image of a reader on a horseback, moving simultaneously in two parallel worlds: the physical world and the one of the book. This ‘reader-rider’, contrasted with the stark image of a reader at a lectern, represents an emancipated audience, taking the reins and driving (or rather riding) the plot home. Not without reason, the title of Alexis Gautier’s exhibition refers to this figure. His working method can be compared to ‘collective fiction writing’ – even if the outcome is not always literary.


In parallel with Alexis Gautier’s exhibition Riding High in the Reading Saddle, we are organising a reading group which takes Italo Calvino’s novel as a point of departure. Over the course of three evenings, we will explore the potential of non-linear storytelling, collective reading, and situated literacy. The workshop is a collective engagement and will be moderated by Jester’s curator Alicja Melzacka.


The workshop is free. The texts that we read are written in English, therefore the  sessions will be held in English (no proficiency is required and we also speak Dutch).   Please subscribe before the 11th of July – the specific plan will be tailored to the number of participants. You can mail to confirm your participation.



Open studio

Open studio

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!



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!



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

Three Tropes for Entropy
Edition Launch

“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.





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 06 – moderated by Alexandra Tryanova & Orlando Maaike Gouwenberg



Oleksandr Sirous is a sound and media artist. Recently Oleksandr has turned more and more to the culture of video games and various game mechanics and new rules of interaction. With the aim of finding new approaches at the intersection of the already established approaches in media art and video games.


Sirous studied painting and graphics in Kharkiv. In 2018, he was the curator of the new media art course at @hudpromloft and the Kharkiv Academy of Visual Arts. In 2019, he taught the 3D programming course at the Kyiv Academy of Media Arts and curated/resided at @carbonartcentre in Kyiv and also a member at @photinusstudio . He was nominated this year for the @pinchukartcentre Prize.

(text by MORPHO residency program)


Conflict Zones 05 – moderated by Orlando Maaike Gouwenberg

Alexandra Tryanova is an Odesa-born, Antwerp-based independent curator. She works with topics of recreation, Eastern European conceptual art, gender, and institutional critique. In a frame of the 5th Odessa Biennial of Contemporary Art (2017), she has established a non-production site residency Kunsthalle Lustdorf that continues its work as an independent artistic and curatorial association for open practices and technologies in a suburb of Odessa. Between 2018 and 2019, she worked at the Museum of Odessa Modern Art as a curator, where she curated a list of exhibitions, among which (un)named by Nikita Kadan and In memoriam exhibition of Stas Volyazlovsky. As a junior curator of the PinchukArtCentre, Alexandra has co-curated the exhibition Ain’t nobody’s business (2019) and curated the exhibition of the 20 artists shortlisted for the PinchukArtCentre Prize (2020). Then In 2021, she continued her studies in Belgium at Curatorial studies at KASK (Ghent) and now collaborates with Jester (Genk) in the frame of the series Conflict Zones.


Conflict Zones 04 – moderated by Alexandra Tryanova

Ute Kilter is a performer, actress, TV maker, and art critic based in Odessa, Ukraine. In 1992, with her collaborator Viktor Malyarenko she started the TV program “Situation Ute, ” an essayistic contemporary art travel digest. “Situation Ute” was broadcasted on Odesa TV channel for 27 years, proposing an overview both of European art events in Germany, France, Denmark, Sweden, and in Ukraine to a local audience. Ute Kilter starred in many films by internationally known Ukrainian film director Kira Muratova, including Chekhov’s Motifs, The Tuner and Eternal Return.


Conflict Zones 03 -moderated by Alexandra Tryanova

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 – moderated by Alexandra Tryanova

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 which provides legal access to Ukrainian films. 



Conflict Zones 01 – moderated by Alexandra Tryanova

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
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,



Marianne Berenhaut
Book launch & film screening

Marianne Berenhaut
Book launch & film screening

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




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

Art Trip
Visit Museum M & Wiels

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 can be made by sending an e-mail to 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)



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



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

Ciel Grommen & Maximiliaan Royakkers
First Firing

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’.




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.