April 19, 2009 - Beursschouwburg - Booom. Flu Power Flu
April 19, 2009

Booom. Flu Power Flu

Stefano Cagol
The Cow Lola, 2009
rho print on stone, 33 x 40 x 2 cm
Courtesy Hoet Bekaert Gallery, Ghent

Booom. Flu Power Flu
April 25, 2009, 16.30 – 18.30

Handelskaai 44 / X, 1000, Brussels


BOOOM is a celebration, an informal debate, a web radio.
It concerns the social role of art and artists and starts from the FLU POWER FLU public artwork by Stefano Cagol as permanent installation on the façade of Beursschouwburg Art Center, Brussels.

The guests:
Cis Bierinckx
, artistic director Beursschouwburg, Brussels;
Francesco Bernardelli, independent curator, Turin;
Gregor Jansen, head of dept. Museum für Neue Kunst – ZKM, Karlsruhe;
Esther Lu, independent curator, Taipei;
Michele Robecchi, Phaidon Press, London and Contemporary Magazine, London.

The idea:
Real and unreal fears, nationalism, economy, ART and global village.
… How art could take part in the state of things …

In September 2007 in the center of Brussels the 12 meters neon writing FLU POWER FLU by Italian artist, from Trentino South-Tyrol, Stefano Cagol highlighted physical and mental influences, positive and negative points of power in the capital of Nato and of Europe, in front of the former financial-market center, on the former casino, on the actual Beursschouwburg Art Center. Cis Bierinckx, artistic director of Beursschouwburg, wrote that “Stefano Cagol’s light sculpture flashes day and night as a statement, as a ‘Soziale Skulptur”.

In 2009, after 574 days of never interrupted day & night light, of never interrupted message, of never interrupted public action, we would like to celebrate!

The event:
The celebration takes the form of an informal debate that is public and out of institutions as the FLU POWER FLU installation is. Then a web radio has the aim to spread the reflection out as wide as the FLU POWER FLU artwork does.

The date:
Stefano Cagol has decided to celebrate in Brussels just on April 25.
April 25 is a very symbolic day for Italians, the annual national holiday about the anniversary of the 1945 liberation. The War of Liberation that occurred in Italy during World War II, also known as …
… the War of Resistance.

In collaboration with: Hoet Bekaert Gallery, Ghent
With the support of: Cultural Office, Autonomous Province of Trento
ArtBrussels 2009 Off programme: www.artbrussels.be/events.html
Web radio: www.flupowerflu.com/live.html
Info: info@flupowerflu.com

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T: 02 550 03 50
F: 02 550 03 40

Beursschouwburg, Brussels

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