Onderbroken Stad, Antwerp BE

On march 4, 5 and 6 Helga Jakobson, Marta Masiero, Adriano LaLicata, Thom Brand and Nina Orteu (all current MFA AKV|St.Joost participants) and alumnus Maud Oonk (2015) participate with artistic interventions in Onderbroken Stad.

With the event ‘Onderbroken Stad’ the new Antwerp Research Institute for the Arts (ARIA) will be launched. ARIA is a collaborative undertaking by Universiteit Antwerpen, Sint Lucas Antwerpen, Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten Antwerpen en het Koninklijk Conservatorium Antwerpen. The event takes place in the Koninklijke Stadsfeestzaal and beyond in an empty shopping mall, in Antwerp.

For the full program, please check:

http://www.onderbrokenstad.be/index.html

 

 

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Bas van den Hurk, residency Los Angeles

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MFA tutor Bas van den Hurk is currently on a two-month residency in Los Angeles, at 144 LaBrea, together with AKV|St.Joost BFA graduate, Thomas Swinkels.

Follow their working period here:

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Bas van den Hurk

Thomas Swinkels

All – solo exhibition Adriano La Licata, Von Holden Studio Palermo

 

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Adriano La Licata, VHS 2015

Current MFA participant Adriano La Licata (IT) has a solo exhibition at Von Holden Studio, Palermo – curated by Francesco De Grandi and VHS.

17.12.2015 – 17.01.2016 / Opening december 17th, 19.00 h

“It remains this strange sense of a light and sweet work, so pure it can reach the innocence, but intense and sincere at the same time.”

Francesco De Grandi

Von Holden Studio opens the exhibition season with ‘ALL’, solo exhibition of the Sicilian artist Adriano La Licata (Palermo, 1989), enhanced by the curatorial support of artist Francesco De Grandi, one generation older than him and always attentive to the nursery of artists in the capital.

The exhibition, which opens Thursday, December 17, 2015 at 19:00, is composed by a clear body of work, 3 key moments of the latest research of the artist. It has been preferred to focus on a few elements as specific as fragile, along the balance of the biographical abstraction. Between documentation and ambiguity, amongst a delicate tragicomic vein and a strong meditative propensity, Adriano La Licata investigates – as he describes in his own words – ‘ that sensitive energy which arises between two or more points’.

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Adriano La Licata

 

Maurice Nuiten participates in Ongekend Talent Expo, Affordable Art Fair

Maurice Nuiten, from the series ‘Somewhere In Between’, 2014

Current MFA participant Maurice Nuiten participates in the Ongekend Talent Expo, part of the Affordable Art Fair. All participants are recent graduates and will develop new work for the exhibition. The Fair will be held oct 29 – nov 1, Kromhouthal, Amsterdam – Noord.

More info here

http://mauricenuiten.nl

Solo exhibition Marjolijn Dijkman, Fotokuu Biennal Talinn

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MFA tutor Marjolijn Dijkman has a solo at Rundum, as part of the Fotokuu Biennal in Talinn, Estland.
The film installation In Our Hands is based on research into hand gestures that were developed to influence, heal, predict – or ward off – the future. The final choreography includes a range of gestures from diverse sources – from spiritual to political to military – that have become removed from their original context. The film consists of a with motion capture produced animation of two virtual transparent hands. In Our Hands relates to current debates around Artificial Intelligence, it’s often anthropomorphic character and the concept of singularity with a form of super intelligence that we will or won’t keep in control.
 The accompanying sound piece in the exhibition is a composition made of 18 computer generated binaural tones or brainwaves.

The exhibition opens tonight, thursday oct 22, and runs until november 8th.

www.marjolijndijkman.com

http://www.fotokuu.ee/2015/

Solo Rozemarijn Westerink

MFA alumnus Rozemarijn Westerink (2007) has a solo exhibition coming up at Galerie Majke Husstege in Den Bosch. The exhibition opens on sunday october 25th, 16.00 h.

Westerink will show an installation of wall drawings and work on paper.

More info here and here

Rozemarijn Westerink

Rozemarijn Westerink

Workshop Politics of Installation, 7.09 – 10.09.2015 Process and Findings

What happened during the workshop week Politics of Installation? Jack Segbars wrote a small recap on this week’s work process, findings (and some images, too).

Adriano La Licata, Ielse Slager, Vinh Tanh

Adriano La Licata, Ielse Slager, Vinh Tanh

Proceedings

The participants were first asked to present there work in a general sense and to give an overview of their recent projects. In their presentation they also had to focus on the topic at hand: how do you relate your work and artistic practice vis a vis its mode of dissemination, (institutional/spatial) exhibition formats, presentation and publication and? How is the work informed, structured, projected and presented concerning these qualities?

Maurice Nuiten, Piffin Duvekot

Maurice Nuiten, Piffin Duvekot

Duo

After these presentations the students teamed up in duo’s by choice, depending on overlap, communality or productive relation (methodically or conceptually) to one another. The assignment was to jointly, working with elements in each others work, come up with a presentation that would address the topic of the workshop. What is needed to bridge different modes of artistic methods of the individual participants into one presentation? In this way issues of authorship/coöperation immediately emerge, and are made operational vis a vis the topic in general.

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Results

The results were, as could be expected, very diverse. A lot of effort was made to thoroughly investigate ones stance towards the topic, and the way one wants to work mediating this stance in a coöperative set-up of. This element further enhanced the need to be precise.

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How can one maintain one’s own idea’s in a coöperative endeavour? How is it maintained, how adaptable can one be? Issues of control, authorship arose. Mutual overlap in affinities or approach led to the search for one’s specific take or expertise that could be brought into the joint presentation.

Most teams came up with solutions that radicalized and accentuated their respective individual artistic ideas. Some focussed on the institutional aspects and worked with those, while others used the this aspect to redirect the audience’s attention to a more subjective and personal narrative.

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Some teams moved in-between these two poles, intricately weaving the qualities of the general and the subjective. The coöperation mostly proved fruitful and productive, showing that students are comfortable with the idea of working in a group, countering the accepted notion of the artist as ego-driven agent by necessity.

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Thank you Jack Segbars, all students, tutors, and Atelierbeheer Den Bosch for providing us with generous workspace!