Master class series in Barcelona / Leipzig / Brussels

Master class series in Barcelona / Leipzig / Brussels
Third part in Brussels, with:
Mette Edvardsen (NO)
Itziar Okariz (ES)
Michael Riedel (DE)

December 10, 17:15h , 18:15 h and 19:15 h
Lecture series open to the public

LUCA School of Arts
Paleizenstraat 70, 1030 Brussel
Auditorium C-3.17

Series organized by Werkplaats Typografie, Arnhem, the Netherlands.
In collaboration with:
PEI–Programa de Estudios Independientes at MACBA–Museu d’art contempraní, Barcelona / HGB–Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst, Leipzig & GFZK–Galerie für zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig / Sint–Lukas Brussels – LUCA, School of Arts.

Curated by Moritz Küng


Werkplaats Typografie is organizing a novel educational project that is taking place extra-muros in collaboration with art institutions and universities in Barcelona, Leipzig and Brussels. Based on a deliberately informal program, it encourages an open exchange of ideas and concepts among students and professionals. Next to invited acknowledged artists, students of two academies will meet and share their concerns related to practice, theory and life.

The Werkplaats Typografie (WT), part of the ArtEZ University of the Arts is a two-year graphic design master’s program founded in 1998 by eminent graphic designers Karel Martens and Wigger Bierma. It is directed today by Armand Mevis. The WT is centred on self-initiated projects and assignments with lectures, seminars, meetings and readings geared towards self-accountable and independently motivated work and research. Despite its small scale, peripheral location and 22 students annually at most, the school enjoys a worldwide reputation.

The topic of the Masterclass series – Take an object. Do something to it. Do something else to it. Repeat. – refers to a quote by American painter Jasper Johns. As an
“instruction”, it is used here to resume the artistic practice of the guest teachers that will discuss their works with the participants of the Masterclasses. The program is focusing on manipulation, mutation, appropriation, repetition and sequences in the use of language, text, symbols or codes in order to achieve “something different”. The students will not only witness the importance of the process as such, but also a great variation of approaches in how artists deal with language: be it in painting, performance, choreography, expanded comic or artists’ book making. Prior to the restricted Masterclasses the invited guest speakers – visual and performing artists – will give a lecture and discuss their work and methods. These lectures are open to the public.

Sint-Lukas Brussel – LUCA School of Arts will host, the third Masterclass. Invited guest teachers are:
- Mette Edvardsen (NO, 1970, choreographer, lives in Brussels)
- Itziar Okariz (ES, 1965, performing artist, lives in Bilbao)
- Michael Riedel (DE, 1972, artist, lives in Frankfurt)

Conference language: English
Attending the lectures is free of charge but based on first come first seated.
The program may be subject to change.

The first Masterclass held in Barcelona (June 2018) was conducted by the artists Karl Holmqvist (SE), Matt Mullican (US) and Francesc Ruiz (ES); the second Masterclass held in Leipzig (October 2018) included artists Pierre Leguillon (FR), John McDowall (UK) and Rasmus Nilausen (DK).


Campus Sint-Lukas Brussel
Paleizenstraat 70
1030 Schaarbeek (Brussel)
maandag 10 december 2018 van 17:15 tot 20:30
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