This symposium aims to highlight different aspects of a complex operation: the position, the importance, the value, the output. In addition to this, we shall also discuss the multiplicity and complexity of an artist-in-residence organization, the regional flow, the importance of a network and the reflectivity for art practice provided by residences.
Lives and Works: Models of Presence an initiative of Frans Masereel Centrum, AIR Antwerpen, FLACC, Lokaal 01 and WIELS, arose from the need for critical comment on current policy trends for residencies and from the need to render these trends and their effects/operations visible to a wider audience. With the support of BAM.
16 March 2013 – at WIELS
Moderator: Nav Haq (M HKA)
Key note speach
Video message from Pieternel Vermoortel (FormContent, UK) with points of view from her text as a base line/starting point for the talks of the day.
Natasa Petresin-Bachelez (ex-director of Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers, France) and Francis Mc Kee (CCA, UK) will discuss the ideas she points out in her text and add their observations/experiences.
Panel about residencies in emerging art centers
Tudor Bratu (director of Bucharest AIR, Romania) and Pierre Henrion (membre du comité artistique de Résidences/ateliers Vivegnis, Belgium) will discuss the different local/international impact of residencies.
Natasa Petresin-Bachelez (ex-director of Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers, France) will mediate the talk.
Panel about the role of the artistic tutorship
Willem Oorebeek (artist, tutor WIELS residency programme), Simon Thompson (artist, tutor WIELS residency programme), Sushan Kinoshita (artist, former tutor Jan Van Eyck Academie, Netherlands, tutor Academy of Munster, Germany) en Alan Quireyns (director of AIR Antwerpen, Belgium)
Panel about artists who create residencies
Ivo Provoost (artist duo together with Simona Denicolai), David Evrard (writer, artist) & Hotel Charleroi (represented by Adrien Tirtiaux & Antoine Turrilion)
Performance by Gerry de Mol
Gerry De Mol presents an ‘anthropological observation’ of a residency place (Frans Masereel Centrum) in conversation with an artist in residence