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Antonio Vega Macotela Incendio
Daniel Frota de Abreu
Stef Renard The Groupies
Elodie Seguin
Joep Vossebeld Uncorrected Proof / een postume samenwerking
William Ludwig Lutgens PLEASE PLAY BY THE RULES
Ariane Loze
CJ Mahony
Sarah Hermans Pingpong

2019

An inspirationday on Thursday November 21st from 10h30 'till 16h30 at FLACC Genk

Wesley Meuris and commissioners

For more information about this project see above, in Dutch only.

A new house for FLACC and CIAP


In the coming years, CIAP (Hasselt) and FLACC aim to jointly build a new future on the C-mine site (Genk) with a new infrastructure that is to become the home for both organisations. C-mine is a former mining site that was renovated in 2010; today it is a dynamic place for culture, art, architecture, education, science, research and technology. It is in this location and on the basis of a strong level of cooperation that both organisations will build – and the term building can be taken quite literally in this instance – their new infrastructure in the coming years. CIAP, FLACC and the City of Genk are therefore pleased to announce that the architectural offices 51n4e (Brussels) and Point Supreme (Athens) have submitted the winning design for the new building. The Belgian-Greek duo succeeded in convincing the jury with a design that consists of 4 sustainable buildings that create a stimulating, flexible and innovative working environment. The proposal incorporates the individual character of the site, but also makes bold statements about the future. The new building is to become a home for artists: either in residence or visiting, on the eve of a breakthrough or with heaps of experience, or with a need for repose or a desire to produce, reflect or experiment. We hope it will also be a place where you will feel at home. The estimated time of completion is currently set for the spring of 2023.

Antonio Vega Macotela


The exhibition Incendio by Antonio Vega Macotela opens at CIAP (Hasselt) on Saturday October 5th. The project and the presentation are a collaboration between CIAP and FLACC, and form part of the Stadstriënnale Hasselt-Genk (Hasselt-Genk City Triennial). Incendio is a new chapter in the long-term project The Q'aquchas Ballade by Antonio Vega Macotela. The project explores the figure of a 'hacker' as an agent of political and social disruption, at a time when information constitutes the most valuable source of intelligence.

The series of tapestries shown at CIAP draws a parallel between the hacker group Nos del Abismo and the Q'aquchas, a gang of pirate miners who worked in the Bolivian mines in the 18th century when legitimate miners were obliged to rest. Whether extracting silver or mining data, both groups successfully use loopholes to undermine existing power structures and 'hack' the system.

Antonio Vega Macotela (b. 1980) is a multidisciplinary artist based between Mexico and Amsterdam, whose works have been exhibited internationally, most recently at Documenta 14 in Kassel, Germany and at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA.

More info here.