With work by Maria Thereza Alves, Marine Hugonnier, Tony Cruz Pabón, Sven Augustijnen, Dušica Dražić, Ismaïl Bahri …
walk during a few moments
in a certain direction;
simultaniously an infinite number
of living creatures in the universe
are moving in an infinite number
– STANLEY BROUWN IN ART &
PROJECT BULLETIN 11, 1969
On 21 February 2019, STUK will be taken over by a new edition of Artefact: the exhibition and festival focusing on contemporary art, current events, and societal challenges. Artefact 19 takes the short text of the recently deceased artist stanley brouwn (1935 - 2017) as its starting point and connecting node. The French art critic Guillaume Mansart wrote about brouwn’s oeuvre: ‘No image or text, but a relation to the world which is constantly requalified, for example through walking, and is methodically quantified, namely by a specific system of measurement.’
People, nature, money, data, goods … All around us, from the very near to the endlessly far away, everything is continuously in motion. The artists in this exhibition are not positioning themselves in the focal points of current events. They move quietly and unravel a deeper nature of mankind, as a species in constant motion. Through factual and imaginary movements in time and space, numerous worlds find their ever-shifting forms.
Artefact 2019 will be a meeting space where movements come together, cross each other, or nearly touch.
Creditswith support by: the Flemish Government, the City of Leuven & KU Leuven (Art & Science)
21 FEB → 10 MAR 19
DO 21 FEB 19