wo 08.11.2017
vr 10.11.2017

Belgisch Paviljoen, Venetië, Museum M, Leuven

Talks, lezingen en congressen

Installation view Belgian Pavilion, 57th International Art Exhibition , La Biennale di Venezia, 2017 © Dirk Braeckman

Fotograaf Dirk Braeckman vertegenwoordigt Vlaanderen op de 57e Biënnale van Venetië en brengt een soloshow in het Belgische paviljoen samengesteld door Eva Wittocx. In het kader van deze tentoonstelling organiseren M-Museum Leuven, University of Leuven, LUCA School of Arts, Lieven Gevaert Centre en IUAV University of Venice een tweedaags internationaal symposium. Onze Brusselse opleiding Beeldende Kunsten is dus sterk vertegenwoordigd.

Kunstenaar Dirk Braeckman en curator Eva Wittocx brengen in het Belgische paviljoen een reeks prints op barietpapier. De unieke, analoge prints vertrekken van negatieven uit het archief van Dirk Braeckman, waarbij de kunstenaar van eenzelfde negatief soms meerdere beelden maakt. De focus van de tentoonstelling ligt op beelden in grijstinten gecreëerd in Dirk Braeckmans donkere kamer.

Het symposium maakt deel uit van de Belgische inzending voor de Biënnale en neemt het Belgisch paviljoen als uitgangspunt. Centraal thema van het symposium dat in Venetië (8 november) en in  het M-museum te Leuven (10 november) wordt georganiseerd is "Picture Presence. New Conceptions of Space and Place in Contemporary Photography". De focus ligt op de brede verwantschap tussen fotografie, ruimte en ruimtelijkheid.

Terwijl ruimte vaak wordt gedefinieerd door een abstracte wetenschappelijke, wiskundige of meetbare conceptie, verwijst plaats eerder naar de uitgewerkte culturele betekenissen die mensen investeren in of hechten aan een specifieke site of locale. Tijdens het symposium zullen kunstenaars, curatoren en academici uit verschillende vakgebieden een aantal kernvragen onderzoeken.

Programme Symposium

New Conceptions of Space and Place in Contemporary Photography

The symposium Picture Presence takes the solo exhibition of Dirk Braeckman at the Belgian Pavilion of the 2017 Venice Biennale as a point of departure. Although analog photography is his principal medium, since the late 1990s Braeckman’s work has been affected by the rise and the possibilities of digital media. The shift towards the digital image definitely changed the relationship between the photograph and the space in which a picture is shown. From the observation that today photography more than ever before interacts with its environment, this two-day symposium focuses on the broader relation between photography and the concepts of space, place and spatiality. Whereas space is often defined by an abstract scientific, mathematical, or measurable conception, place rather refers to the elaborated cultural meanings people invest in or attach to a specific site or locale. During the symposium artists, curators, and academics from different fields will examine the following key questions:

  • How does the photographic image impact the perception and experience of the exhibition space and vice versa?
  • Does this imply reconsidering our conventional understanding of the notion of “place”?
  • How can we define photography’s new spatial possibilities in the digital age? Moreover, how is photography’s two-dimensional identity affected by the three-dimensional physical space on the one hand, and the virtual space on the other?
  • Does this shifting photographic “spatiality” influence our conception of time or the temporality of our perception?
  • In what way does the perception of a photographic image differ from the experience of a ‘real’ space/place?
  • Does the photographic image constitute a space/place of its own? If so, can such a photographic space/place be called a reality?
  • When the perception of a photograph does indeed affect the experience of the gallery space, what is the role of the body in this process?
  • What is the status of images that do not represent outside reality but the insides of our bodies, such as X-rays? Are these images models or representations? What is the difference between both

Programme: Day 1 – Venice

8 November 2017, 2-9pm,IUAV, University of Venice, Aula Tafuri, Venice 2 – 6 pm:

  • Welcome by Liesbeth Decan (LUCA School of Arts Brussels & LGC), Nicola Setari (LUCA School of Arts Brussels & LGC),Angela Vettese ( IUAV University of Venice ) & Eva Wittocx (M-Museum Leuven) Introduction by Liesbeth Decan ( LUCA School of Arts Brussels & LGC)
  • Lecture Peter Geimer (Freie Universität Berlin)
  • Lecture Steven Jacobs (University of Ghent – University of Antwerp)
  • Q&A with speakers led by Jana J. Haeckel (LUCA School of Arts Brussels & LGC)
  • Panel presentation with Cristina Baldacci (ICI Berlin), Antoni Muntadas (IUAV University of Venice), Bas Princen (artist) & Clarissa Ricci (IUAV University of Venice), moderated by Jana J. Haeckel (LUCA School of Arts Brussels & LGC)
  • 7 pm: Lecture Hubertus von Amelunxen (The European Graduate School)

Symposium Venue: IUAV, University of Venice, Aula Tafuri Palazzo Badoer, San Polo 2468, 30125 Venezia, Italia

Day 2 – Leuven: 
10 November 2017, 2-9 pm, Forum, Museum M, Leuven 2 – 6 pm:

  • Welcome by Bart Raymaekers (Vice Rector Humanities and Social Sciences Group, KU Leuven), Nicola Setari (LUCA School of Arts Brussels & LGC), Carl Van Eyndhoven (Dean LUCA School of Arts) & Eva Wittocx ( M-Museum Leuven)
  • Introduction by Liesbeth Decan ( LUCA School of Arts Brussels & LGC)
  • Lecture Olga Smith (University of Warwick)
  • Lecture Helen Westgeest (Leiden University)
  • Q&A with speakers led by Jana J. Haeckel (LUCA School of Arts Brussels & LGC)
  • Panel presentation with Frederik Maes (KU Leuven), Els Vanden Meersch (artist), Maarten Vergauwen (KU Leuven), Angela Vettese ( IUAV University of Venice), moderated by Hilde Van Gelder (Leuven University & LGC )
  • 7:30 pm: Virginia Heckert (J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles) in conversation with Eva Wittocx & Dirk Braeckman Symposium Venue: M-Museum Leuven, Forum L.Vanderkelenstraat 28, 3000 Leuven, België

    Speakers

    Cristina Baldacci (ICI Berlin), Dirk Braeckman (artist), Peter Geimer (Freie Universität Berlin), Virginia Heckert (The Getty), Steven Jacobs (Ghent University – University of Antwerp), Frederik Maes (KU Leuven), Antoni Muntadas (IUAV University of Venice), Bas Princen (artist), Olga Smith (University of Warwick), Clarissa Ricci (IUAV University of Venice), Els Vanden Meersch (artist), Maarten Vergauwen (KU Leuven), Hubertus von Amelunxen (The European Graduate School), Helen Westgeest (Leiden University).

Organisatie

Symposium commissie: Geert Bouckaert, Liesbeth Decan, Jana J. Haeckel, Nicola Setari, Hilde Van Gelder, Angela Vettese & Eva Wittocx
Concept: Liesbeth Decan & Nicola Setari

Organisaties: M-Museum Leuven, Lieven Gevaert Centre, KU Leuven, LUCA School of arts, IUAV
Meer informatie: http://www.dirkbraeckmanvenice2017.com/

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