February 3, 2009 - Super! - 2nd Triennial of contemporary art, fashion and design
February 3, 2009

2nd Triennial of contemporary art, fashion and design

Nick Ervinck
Photo: Tom De Visscher
Courtesy: Nick Ervinck and Koraalberg

2nd Triennial of contemporary art, fashion and design

7 February – 10 May 2009

point of departure:
Toerisme Hasselt,
Lombaardstraat 3,
3500 Hasselt (Belgium)


Five fascinating exhibitions with over 100 works by national and international artists and designers.

SuperStories is the title of the second edition of the Triennial for contemporary art, fashion, and design in Hasselt, curated by Koos Flinterman.

While the first edition mainly considered crossovers between various disciplines, SuperStories considers contemporary art, fashion, and design as separate disciplines. Although the boundaries between contemporary art and design seem to have been historically defined, new tension fields are continuously created. There have been periods throughout history in which artists and designers operated side by side, as well as periods in which they stood at opposite sides.

The starting point for this Triennial is the usage of the narrative element in artistic and design-oriented disciplines.

Artists communicate by means of narrative elements not only in contemporary art, but in the design field as well. For some, metaphors are more important than functionality. In this way, every artist or designer, every work of art or design, tells its own story within its own context. All this results in a dynamic project which does not limit itself to just presenting the work. The artists and (fashion) designers are actively involved in the event. SuperStories doesn’t just ‘present’ but also ‘creates’.

The stage for SuperStories is the city of Hasselt itself, consisting of a trajectory that starts at the Hasselt Tourist Office and runs along various cultural sites: cultuurcentrum Hasselt, Modemuseum Hasselt, Nationaal Jenevermuseum, art centre Z33 and Ciap.

Stories of more than forty artists and (fashion) designers were brought together in SuperStories:

SuperStories – Part I – cultuurcentrum Hasselt: William Cobbing – UK, Stefaan Dheedene – B, Nick Ervinck – B, Cristina Lucas – E, Aernout Mik – NL, Arno Roncada – B, Els Vanden Meersch – B, Catharina van Eetvelde – B, Barbara Visser – NL.

SuperStories – Part II – Z33: Atelier NL – NL, Maarten Baas – NL, Aldo Bakker – NL, Boym Partners Inc. – USA, Bram Bogart – B, Bram Boo – B, Harmen Brethouwer – NL, CASIMIR – B, Krijn de Koning – NL, Driessens & Verstappen – NL, Martino Gamper – UK, Thomas Grünfeld – D, Hella Jongerius – NL, Germaine Kruip – NL, Joris Laarman – NL, Simon Martin – UK, Christien Meindertsma – NL, Thomas Rentmeister – D, Studio Job – NL, Studio Makkink & Bey – NL, Mats Theselius – S, Dan Van Severen – B, Maarten Van Severen – B, Sylvie Zijlmans – NL.

SuperStories – Part III – Modemuseum Hasselt: Carel Blotkamp – NL, Marie Ilse Bourlanges – F, Christophe Coppens – B, Narelle Dore – AUS, Linde Hermans – B, Annette Kölling – D, Ted Noten – NL, Reineke Otten – NL, Piet Paris – NL, Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin – USA, Eugène van Lamsweerde – NL, Marga Weimans – NL.

SuperStories – Part IV – Nationaal Jenevermuseum: Leo Copers – B, Guy Rombouts – B.

at CIAP: Koen Vanmechelen – B
on the city shuttle bus: Wim T. Schippers – NL
in the city centre of Hasselt and Maastricht: Exactitudes – NL

Apart from the five exhibitions with new and existing works and the city projects, the SuperStories programme also brings educational events, a series of lectures, and various dance and theatre performances centred on the storyline as a theme.

Don’t miss it!

Practical Information

7 February – 10 May 2009
Tuesday to Sunday, closed on Mondays

point of departure:
Toerisme Hasselt, Lombaardstraat 3, 3500 Hasselt (Belgium)


info@superstories.be, +32 11 29 59 77


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