Artefact Expo/Festival 2019

Artefact Expo/Festival 2019

STUK — House for Dance, Image & Sound

Tony Cruz Pabón, Distance drawing (detail). An attempt to draw the distance from San Juan to London (6,751.2362 km); realized only .0031890 percent (2,153m).

February 11, 2019
Artefact Expo/Festival 2019
Parallel Crossings
February 21–March 10, 2019
STUK — House for Dance, Image & Sound
Naamsestraat 96
3000 Leuven
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Opening: February 21, 7:30-11pm
Curators: Pieter-Paul Mortier / Karen Verschooren

On February 21, STUK will be taken over by Artefact, an exhibition and festival on the crossroads of contemporary visual arts, current events and societal challenges.

“walk during a few moments very consciously
in a certain direction;
simultaniously an infinite number
of living creatures in the universe
are moving in an infinite number of directions.”
–stanley brouwn in Art & Project Bulletin 11, 1969

Parallel Crossings takes the text by stanley brouwn here above as its starting and crossing point. brouwn developed in his body of work a relation to the world, a relation which he constantly requalified by the act of walking and the use and reconsideration of measurements, distances and movements.

Human beings, nature, money, data, goods …, all around us, nearby or very far away, everything is continuously in flux. The artists in this exhibition do not position themselves in the focal points of current events. They move quietly and unravel the deeper nature of mankind as a species in constant motion. Through factual and imaginary movements in time and space, worlds find their ever-changing forms.

The exhibition features existing and new works by 15 artists and collectives which reveal untold stories and offer new perspectives on familiar, yet complex arguments. The sound program zooms in on the musician as a travelling artist in an ever more connected world. A selection of lectures, workshops, film and performance, offer the possibility to continue your exploration.

Parallel Crossings wishes to be a meeting place where different movements come together, almost touching or crossing each other.

Ismaïl Bahri / Jim Campbell / Lygia Clark / Dušica Dražić / Alia Syed / Jorge Macchi / Renata Lucas / Tony Cruz Pabón / Christoph Fink / Marjolijn Dijkman / Maria Thereza Alves / Migrant Journal / Kiluanji Kia Henda / Luke Fowler / Sven Augustijnen

Artefact Sound
Partners / Colin Self & Echo Collective / NKISI / Ellen Arkbro / Gamelan Voices / Maja Ratkje & Katarina Barruk / Ben Vince / Alabaster dePlume / Moses Boyd Solo X / Charlotte Adigéry / DJ Marcelle / Bjeor / Musarc Choir & Greta Eacott / Rudy Trouvé & Gunter Nagels / Stefaan Quix & ChampdAction / Siona Houthuys & Berten Vanderbruggen / Het nieuwstedelijk / Klankverbond / Sint-Jan-de-Doperkerk

Talks,performance, workshop
Alia Syed / Valeska Grisebach / Johan Wets / Radouan Mriziga / ArtForum: Karolien De Koninck, Tine Hens

Expo guide / publication available from from February 21, 2019

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