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Theater op de Markt: Professionals’ and visitors’ programmes

A piece of 2, Nick Steur/Stichting Soap

A piece of 2, Nick Steur/Stichting Soap

From Friday 12 until Sunday 14 August, professionals are invited to INSIGHT, a professionals’ and visitors’ programme organised during the 17th edition of the outdoor theatre festival Theater op de Markt. The programme consists of three parts: a colloquium on transdisciplinary arts in the public space, organised by Theater op de Markt and In Situ Platform; a focus on UK street arts, organised by Theater op de Markt and XTRAX in collaboration with Flanders Arts Institute; and a visit to the works of Gijs Van Vaerenberg in Borgloon and Genk.

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Save the date: Belgium at the Tanzmesse

© Asger Carlsen

© Asger Carlsen

At this biennial edition of the internationale tanzmesse nrw, Wallonie-Bruxelles Théâtre/Danse, Flanders Arts Institute and the German-speaking Community of Belgium will host a booth representing the singularity of the contemporary Belgian dance scene. On Friday 2 September at 9 am and at 1 pm, professional meetings will be held at the Café NRW and Booth 21 respectively.

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Survey of the Contemporary Art Market in Flanders & Brussels with focus on private galleries and artists

NocreditnecessaryFlanders Arts Institute has published ‘The Flemish Contemporary Art Market – A Survey of Flemish Private Galleries and Flemish Artists with Galleries in Belgium and Abroad (2005-2015)’.

Where are the private galleries established and how long have they been active? How many artists are represented? What is the percentage of Flemish artists and how long does the representation last? What art fairs do the galleries attend? Where and how many are there? And how many Flemish artists are represented at these fairs? To answer these questions, data was collected from 87 private galleries active between 2005 and 2015 in Flanders and/or Brussels.

In addition, data was collected on 633 professional Flemish artists from the Flanders Arts Institute artist database. For each artist we investigated which gallery (galleries) represented them in 2015 and what kind of gallery it was (or they were). 

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Fingerprints #2 – Signatures from composing Flanders

(c) Sarah Wouters

(c) Sarah Wouters

Signatures from composing Flanders is the second Fingerprints CD. Twenty-five compositions from twenty-three contemporary classical composers who set their stamp on the classical music of today: Bart Verstraeten, Koen Dejonghe, Felix Vermeirsch, Benjamien Lycke, Bart Vanderbeke, Ward De Vleeschhouwer, André Laporte, Felix Ceunen, Eddy Flecijn, Arne M. Gunst, Pieter Schuermans, Michiel De Malsche, Liesbeth Decrock, Liselotte Sels, Gilbert Isbin, Dirk Verbrugghe, Kris De Baerdemacker, Kris Oelbrandt, Stephane Vande Ginste, Sebastian Bradt, Bart Van Kerckhove, Johan Sluys and Annelies Van Parys.

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Contemporary Art Society Visitors’ Programme

CASFlanders Arts Institute has partnered with the Contemporary Art Society with the ambition to establish closer links between the contemporary visual arts scenes in Flanders and the UK.

The Contemporary Art Society is a charity organisation founded in 1910. Its mission is to encourage the appreciation and understanding of contemporary art by a wide audience and to purchase and donate works by national and international artists to museums and public galleries across the UK.

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Exhibition project at LOOP Barcelona with Sarah Vanagt & Katrien Vermeire, Ria Pacquée, Pieter Geenen, Els Opsomer, Elias Heuninck and Eleni Kamma

Image: Pieter Geenen, Relocation (2011). Courtesy the artist

Image: Pieter Geenen, Relocation (2011). Courtesy the artist

From 26 May until 10 June 2016

Curated by Imma Prieto, the exhibition project ’Without Pause, Dialogues’ is the result of a collaboration between LOOP Barcelona, Argos – Centre for art and media, Flanders Arts Institute and Flanders Image, in cooperation with Auguste Orts, Beursschouwburg, Escautville, JUBILEE, Messidor and SIC. The exhibition at LOOP highlights video art from Flanders and Barcelona/Spain.

Flanders Arts Institute cooperates with LOOP Barcelona to strengthen the ties between the audiovisual art scenes in Flanders and Barcelona/Spain. The cooperation offers a presentation platform for artists, develops new networks and explores new organisational models. 

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EFEX 2016: Focus on Flanders with Wör, Surpluz and Trio Dhoore

WÖR - Tom AbeloosAt the end of 2015, Flemish folk bands received a call to apply for participation at the EFEX focus programme. EFEX, the English Folk Expo, is a three-day showcase and network event that takes place during the Homegrown Folkfestival in Bury, Lancashire, near Manchester. Because of the unique cooperation between Flanders Arts Institute and Folkforum, EFEX chose Flanders as focus region for the 2016 edition. The two organisations will join forces to reinforce the folk scene in Flanders, to enhance the visibility of folk in Belgium and abroad and to build a sustainable network.

From the applications ten bands were chosen and presented to festival programmer David Agnew. After careful consideration, three groups – Surpluz, WÖR and Trio Dhoore – made the final selection based on five criteria: repertoire rooted in the Flemish music traditions; artistic originality; stage experience or maturity; the international potential of the group or project: the saleability but also the sustainability of the project or band on an international level; the enterprising spirit of the musicians or their entourage: the professional support and long-term vision.

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Artists’ books from Flanders & The Netherlands at Offprint London 2016

Header Artist BooksIn 2016, Flanders and the Netherlands are the Guest of Honour of the Frankfurt Book Fair. Presentations of artists’ books from Flanders & the Netherlands during important art book fairs in Europe are part of this programme.

Flanders Arts Institute and Mondriaan Fund invited Maaike Lauwaert (NL) and Luc Derycke (BE) to make a selection of forty recent and special art(ists’) books from Flanders and the Netherlands, to present them at art book fair Offprint (20-22 May, Turbine Hall, Tate Modern, London).

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