ARTEFACT 2024: AT THE STILL POINT OF THE TURNING WORLD
‘I live in one of the 18.000 worlds…
The light of my world is shimmering…
am I also disappearing’ - Saodat Ismailova
In February 2024, Artefact focuses on a question: How can you be awake amidst the turmoil in the world and still hold your own? The exhibition brings together (inter)national artists proposing or embodying different answers. Some find comfort in locating one’s place within a bigger picture on a cosmic or oceanic scale. Others derive meaning from family connections and kinships across generations. Still others find harmony in the connections between objects and materials, or are convinced of the power of poetry as a stronghold. The artists in this exhibition link social awareness to resilience. Let yourself be taken away by their energies to land in the eye of the storm, at the still point of the turning world.
At the still point of the turning world. Neither flesh nor fleshless;
Neither from nor towards; at the still point, there the dance is,
But neither arrest nor movement. And do not call it fixity,
Where past and future are gathered. Neither movement from nor towards,
Neither ascent or decline. Except for the point, the still point,
There would be no dance, and there is only the dance.
- T.S. Eliot, Burnt Norton
ARTISTS: Saodat Ismailova, Pei-Hsuan Wang, Germaine Kruip, Hyun-Sook Song, Mickey Yang, Sky Hopinka, Felipe Baeza, Sophie Whettnall, Beatrice Gibson, Etel Adnan, Alfredo Jaar, Liliane Lijn, Anne Duk Hee Jordan, Arpaïs Du Bois, Margaret Salmon en Anouk De Clercq.
CURATORS: Karen Verschooren & Zeynep Kubat
Artefact is an exhibition and festival on the crossroads of contemporary visual arts, current events and societal challenges. Inspired by the exhibition, Artefact Sound brings together groundbreaking musicians and sound artists. The programme features many musical creations by STUK residents, alongside world-class and local talent. From opening concert over club night to closing day, Artefact Sound provides a three-week stage for disruptive music off the beaten track.
A stunning dance performance, film, lecture programme and workshops allow you to delve even deeper, tickling all of your senses and mind.
OPENING HOURS EXPO
We - Sa 14:00 - 22:00
Su - Tu 14:00 - 19:00