Rethinking artistic social interventions
On 29 March, in the frame of Kristof Vrancken’s “2-inch-riot” project, FLACC and Mad-Faculty organize a symposium on the role of the artist in the process of identifying and calling into question matters pertaining to injustice, social inequities and societal structures. This discussion aims to stimulate students into a critical approach to society and the way in which art can – to some extent – change the world, or at least provoke some level of reflection.
Organised with the support of STROOM, the cultural grant of the province of Limburg for promising talent.
Location: Mad Faculty, C-Mine 5, 3600, Genk
Registration: apply via firstname.lastname@example.org or 0032 494 60 90 25
Participation is free, registration required.
Programme: 1:00 – 4:30 p.m.
1:00 p.m.: Maryam Jafri
Maryam Jafri works in media such as photography, video, text and performance. She works in a very research-oriented manner, producing elaborate video and photo installations. In these works she combines specific temporal and cultural areas. Throughout her work process, she utilises a variety of narrative forms, consciously adding fictional elements to documentary archival material. Her work hovers between film and theatre, fact and fiction, historical models and subjective adjustments. Maryam Jafri was born in Pakistan in 1972. She lives and works in Copenhagen and New York. Her film “Avalon” deals with processes that are formed in the global economy.
2:00 p.m.: Nikita Kadan
Nikita Kadan was born in 1982 in Kiev, Ukraine, a country that until 1991 was entirely dominated by the Soviet regime and that, in as recent as 2004, went through the upheaval of the Orange Revolution over allegedly falsified elections. The turbulent social context of Kiev and the Ukraine determines the artistic practice of Nikita Kadan as an artist, writer and activist to this day. Through intellectual reflection, art historical referencing (such as his Suprematist-like compositions) and social engagement, Nikita Kadan creates a personal perspective on the socio-political landscape of the Ukraine and the former Soviet region. Kadan addresses complex issues and undiscussable topics, but never in a brutal, shocking manner. The artist aims to create a cognitive effect that will ultimately foster freedom to act.
3:00 p.m.: break
3:15 p.m.: Roland Patteeuw
Roland Patteeuw (b.1945, Rumbeke) is one of the pioneers of contemporary art in our country, but his role has remained largely unrecognised. From 1968 onward, far removed from any official institutions and organizations, Roland Patteeuw organized a series of high-profile exhibitions with artists such as Roger Raveel, Raoul De Keyser and Dan Van Severen. Roland Patteeuw is known as a strong individualist who follows his own highly individual course. This led, among other things, to the creation of his renowned Kunsthalle Lophem in 1993. In the late ‘60s, Roland Patteeuw started a career as an art critic and teacher of contemporary art.
4:15 p.m.: Question round / discussion
4:30 p.m.: End
WORKSHOP FINE ART PRINTING
The human eye is able to perceive a huge range of colours and contrasts. Depending on the lighting conditions, we see colours differently. Devices such as scanners, printers and monitors all have their own colour management system (colour codes), which makes that, sometimes, colours appear less intense and do not always match. This can at times present the critical viewer with some unpleasant surprises. Unless, of course, one knows how to work with image, colour, and reproduction.
In this challenging workshop, we set out to create predictable colours. All the technical aspects that together make for beautiful Fine Arts Prints (or giclée prints) on our latest Epson 9900 printer (10 colours) are discussed. We take a critical look at, among other aspects, colour and colour profiles, resolution, contrast, and the influence of paper and ink properties. Technical terms such as ICC profile, black point compensation, colour space or gamut, DPI and calibration will be discussed.
After this workshop, participants will be able to create high quality prints and will have made their first large format (A1) Fine Art Print.
This workshop is aimed at photographers, artists, ... (both amateurs and professionals), and is led by Alex de Vocht, photographer & technical assistant at Grafisch Atelier Amsterdam
Date: Saturday, May 4, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Place: FLACC, Casino Modern, André Dumontlaan 2, 3600 Genk
Participation fee: € 115; includes one A1 size print (Tecco Paper) + test strip, coffee and sandwiches
Number of participants: maximum 10 participants
What to bring: a selection of photos, images, or digital files on a USB stick (240 dpi, approx. A1 size, in RGB) and possibly your own paper to make tests
Registration: email@example.com or 089 84 52 23
Your registration is only valid after payment of the course fee to the account of FLACC vzw, André Dumontlaan 2, 3600 Genk
IBAN: BE44 1324 3606 3945
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