ARTIST VILLAGE 2012

For one week (August 21st – 25th) a group of about 25 artists will be given the opportunity to join the Artist Village, organised in C-mine Genk (BE), neighboring Manifesta 9.  This gathering, where young artists from all over the world discuss their artwork with professionals of the international art scene, has by now become a WARP tradition. The 25 selected artists aged under 35 will have a captivating opportunity to reflect on their art in a professional environment. The interaction with curators, art critics, museum directors, collectors and established artists from New York to Beijing and from Toronto to Cape Town, as well as with other participating artists, is an unique starting point to further develop their professional art career.  The evening activities, including dinners, lectures and concerts, will be open to everyone who would like to meet with the artists and commentators.

On August 25th, a Meet & Greet Day  will be organised for young artists from Limburg and the Euregion Maas-Rhine (the three-nation region around Liège, Maastricht and Aachen), in parallel to the WARP Artist Village. We will end this last day with an astounding WARP-ART-PARTY and the development of a true tent village.

The artist village is organised in cooperation with the city of Genk, C-Mine, the province of Limburg, KunstinLimburg.be and FLACC.

KUNSTENAARSDORP – C-MINE, GENK

21-25 augustus 2012

C-Mine, Genk
The artist village takes place in the energy buildings of C-mine. C-Mine is situated on the former coal mine site in Winterslag, Genk. The “C” refers to creativity and creation. This beautiful example of industrial heritage is home to a multifunctional cultural centre, also including the MAD-Faculty (Media, Arts and Design school).

PROGRAMME

Day programme:

breakfast and informal meetings with & visits by artists

• 10.30 am: start individual meetings with professionals (3 sessions of 45 min.)

• 12.30 pm: lunch

• 2.30 pm: individual meetings with professionals (3 sessions of 45 min.)

• 6.30 pm: communal meals (also open to non-participants)

• 8 pm: lectures / concerts / performances

Evening programme:

21 augustus
Lezing door Koen Vanmechelen- Cosmopolitan Strangers
Lezing door Koen Vanmechelen die in zijn eigen atelier aan de Hasseltse Kanaalkom het project Hotel de Inmigrantes-Cosmopolitan Stranger organiseert. Kunstenaars uit de hele wereld zullen er verblijven, slapen, eten en artistiek bezig zijn. Vanmechelen wil actuele thema’s als migratie, globalisatie en diversiteit onder de aandacht brengen.

22 augustus
Presentatie Manifesta 9 (door curator Manifesta)

23 augustus
Film + inleiding – Sea of tranquillity, Hans Op de Beeck
De middellange film ‘Sea of Tranquillity’ (103 min.), is een combinatie van acteurswerk en digitaal gegenereerde 3D-omgevingen, waarin de kijker een nachtelijke bezoek brengt aan een raadselachtig schip. Inleiding door kunstenaar Hans Op de Beeck (°1969, België)

24 augustus
Concert Nomad Swing

De leden van Nomad Swing hebben allemaal een uitgesproken zwak voor muziek uit de jaren 1920 tot 50. Hun mascottes: Django Reinhardt, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Sidney Bechet e tutti quanti.

25 augustus
Lezing Bjorn Geldhof (onder voorbehoud) + party

Bjorn Geldhof is huidig artistiek directeur van het PinchukArtCentre (Kiev), internationaal centrum voor hedendaagse kunst in Kiev.

PROFESSIONALS

Roel Arkestijn (curator Het Domein Sittard), Otto Berchem (kunstenaar USA), Jan Boelen (artistiek directeur Z33), Raf Coenjaerts (kunstconsulent), Caroline Coolen (kunstenares), Isolde De Buck (curator Zebrastraat), Erik de Jong (kunstenaar/docent ABK Maastricht), Josine De Roover (NICC), Sonia Dermience (curator Komplot Brussel), Laurence Dujardyn (freelance curator/ docent Sint-Lukas Brussel), Michel Dewilde (curator CC Brugge), Hadassah Emmerich (kunstenaar), Björn Geldhof (directeur PinchukArtCentre Kiev), Fatou Kande-Senghor (kunstenaar Dakar), Willo Gonnissen (kunstenaar), Elin Kard (curator Estland), Johannes Késenne (filosoof), Jean-Bernard Koeman (kunstenaar), Mischa Kuball (kunstenaar, professor Kunsthochschule für Medienkunst, Keulen), Freek Lomme (curator Onomatopee, docent Design Academy Eindhoven ), Stijn Maes (production manager Studio Hans Op de Beeck)Mieke Mels (assistent-curator Manifesta), Sofie Muller (kunstenares), Peter Pollers (artistiek coördinator CIAP), Luuk Nouwen (artistiek directeur FLACC), Patrick Ronse (artistiek directeur Be-Part), Steffi Seidel (directeur Neue Aachener Kunstverein), Andreas Spiegl (docent Aca Wenen), Lene Ter Haar (curator Schunck Heerlen), Stefanos Tsivopoulos (kunstenaar), Anneke Van der Linden (Algemeen Coördinator at Temporary Art Centre – TAC Eindhoven ), Sven Vanderstichelen (curator), Christine Vuegen (kunstrecensente), Zou Wei (curator Beijing), Peggy Winters (freelance curator), Etienne Wynants (zakelijk directeur Etablissements d’en face).

COMBINE YOUR STAY

You can combine your stay in the artist village with lots of other interesting cultural activities nearby:

Manifesta (Genk) 

02.06.2012 – 30.09.2012

This European Biennial of Contemporary Art, changes its location every two years. For Manifesta 9 the large-scale industrial complex of the former coal mine Waterschei in Genk has been chosen. Cuauhtémoc Medina has been appointed curator and has composed the curatorial team by selecting Katerina Gregos and Dawn Ades as associate curators.

d’Aspremont-Lynden Castle (Oud-Rekem) 

03/06/12 –  30/09/12
ManifestAanwezig / ManifestlyPresent, Then, Today, Tomorrow

Groupshow with 27 artists as part of the Parallel Events Manifesta 9

FLACC (Genk) 

As a workplace for visual artists, FLACC creates the conceptual, organisational and technical conditions for realising unique artist projects. Every year, FLACC selects fifteen artists – from Belgium and abroad, both young and experienced – to set up a new project.

Z33 (Hasselt) 

Z33 is a House for contemporary art. Z33 refers to Zuivelmarkt 33, the address of the former beguinage in Hasselt.
02.06.2012 – 30.09.2012
Mind the System, Find the Gap
– exhibition

CIAP (Hasselt) 

Since 1976 CIAP has been involved in the promotion and distribution of contemporary art in the province of Limburg.
02.06.2012 – 30.09.2012
Parallel Worlds
– exhibition

Studio Koen Vanmechelen (Hasselt) 

Studio of artist Koen Vanmechelen, housed in a former gelatine factory in Hasselt.
His Open Unversity of Diversity of Koen Vanmechelen will be one of the official parallel events for Manifesta. Koen Vanmechelen will be the host for 10 international artists. They will live, sleep, eat and make art within the Open University of Diversity. The 10 artists come from all parts of the world.

Beaufort 04 (Belgian coast) 

Triennial of Contemporary Art by the Sea

31.03.2012 – 30.09.2012

The Belgian coast and contemporary art have found one another again through monumental installations and intriguing works of art embedded in the unique biotope of the dynamic coastal municipalities.

TRACK (Ghent) 

12.05.2012 – 16.09.2012

TRACK is a temporary exhibition of work by thirty international artists who thereby leave permanent traces in the most intimate circles, the private sphere and public space.

Middelheim Open Air Museum of Sculpture (Antwerp) 

The Middelheim Museum is an open-air museum with a very good collection of modern and contemporary sculpture.
26.05.2012- 16.09.2012

Thomas Schütte – Exhibition
26.05.2012 -13.01.2013
Bernhard Willhelm en Jutta Kraus – Exhibition

M HKA (Antwerp) 

The Museum of Modern Art in Antwerp is the contemporary art museum of the city of Antwerp, Belgium, and it is one of the most important art museums in Belgium.
24.05.2012-18.11.2012
Jimmie Durham – Exhibition
24.05.2012-02.09.2012
New art in Antwerp 1958-1962
#3 creating totally new media – Exhibition

Dokumenta 13 (Kassel, DE) 

09.06.2012 – 16.09.2012

Documenta is an exhibition of modern and contemporary art which takes place every five years. Established in 1955, the documenta is widely regarded as one of the most influential and internationally recognized exhibitions of contemporary art.

Bonnefantenmuseum (Maastricht, NL) 

The permanent collection of the Bonnefantenmuseum presents contemporary fine art and a Old Masters. The museum is located on the east bank of the River Maas and was designed by the Italian architect Aldo Rossi. 13.03.2012 – 09.09.2012
Martine Visser: collector, designer, free spirit – Exhibition