Maarten Vanden Eynde

Award, Exhibition

Belgian Art Prize 2017

Opening: 16/03/2017 at 7 pm
Open: 17/03 - 28/05/2017
Location: Bozar, Rue Ravenstein 23, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

The Award Ceremony for the Belgian Art Prize was held on April 19 in the Centre for Fine Arts’ Horta Hall.

Winner Belgian Art Prize 2017: Otobong Nkanga
Winner Public Prize 2017: Maarten Vanden Eynde

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Research, Seminar

LUNÄ Talk: Triangular Trade – Cotton

Open: 24/05/2017 from 2pm - 5pm
Location: Bozar, Rue Ravenstein 23, Brussels, Belgium
Partners: Agora (Bozar), Belgian Art Prize 2017
Language: English
Free admission upon registration.

Invited contributors: Patricia Fara (Historian, Eighteenth-century natural philosophy and cultural history of science, University of Cambridge, UK); Karin Lurvink (Post-doc researcher on the economic impact (direct and indirect, immediate and long-term) of eighteenth and nineteenth-century Dutch Republic transatlantic slave-based activities, University of Amsterdam, NL); Helen Elands (art historian, independent researcher, London), Maarten Vanden Eynde (Artist and initiator of the project Triangular Trade); Marjolijn Dijkman (co-host of this LUNÄ Talk)

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Opening: 23/04/2017 at 3 pm
Open: 23/04/2017 - autumn 2017
Location: Verbeke Foundation, Westakker, Kemzeke, Belgium

With: Martijn Aerts, Bálint Balygó,  Zhivago Duncan, EDHV, Mass and Individual Moving - Raphaël Opstaele, Harvey Moon, Pierre Clément Névere, Eske Rex, Alexandra Roozen, Patrick Tresset, Stan Wannet, Patrick Tresset, Human Traits, Marinus Boezem, herman de vries, Startel, Alioum Moussa & Maarten Vanden Eynde, et al.

10-year anniversary of Verbeke Foundation. Opening of new exhibition ANIMAL - MAN - MACHINE about drawing machines and drawings by animals and men. Booklaunch of COLLAGES & ASSEMBLAGES BOOK RELEASE, highlighting the collection with an exhibition displaying a selection of 27 years of collected work.

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Exhibition, Lecture, Research

Nuclear Culture

Opening + lecture: 21/04/2017 at 7 pm
Open: 21/04/2017 - 18/06/2017
Location: Atelier Bouwmeester, Galerij Ravenstein 54-59, 1000 Brussel, Belgium
Curators: Ils Huygens (Z33, Hasselt, Belgium) & Ele Carpenter (Arts Catalyst, London, UK)

The Nuclear Culture Project brings together scientists, engineers and community activists with artists and ethicists to develop new opportunities for creative practice. Specific areas of enquiry include: the invisibility of the nuclear economy, the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant meltdown, geological waste storage, the Anthropocene, and nuclear humanities.

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Notes On Our Equilibrium

A dialogue with the house of Jean Prouvé II

Opening: 18/04/2017 from 6 - 9pm
Open: 19/04 - 24/06/2017
Location: CAB - Contemporary Art Brussels, Rue Borrensstraat 32-34, 1050 Brussels, Belgium

With: Isabelle Andriessen, Vaughn Bell, Julian Charrière, Edith Dekyndt, Tue Greenfort, Carlos Irijalba, Nicolas Lamas,  Richard Long, Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, Adrien Tirtiaux, Alvaro Urbano and Maarten Vanden Eynde.

Notes On Our Equilibrium is conceived as an invitation into a rediscovered holistic worldview - one in which humankind considers itself to be indebted to and part of nature’s ecosystems, rather than exploiting it.

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The Life Aquatic

Opening: 24/03/2017
Open: 25/03/2017 - 18/06/2017
Location: MRAC Musée régional d’art contemporain, 146 avenue de la plage, 34 410 Sérignan, France
Curator: Sandra Patron

With: Dove Allouche, Marcos Avila Forero, Hicham Berrada, Simon Faithfull, Aurélien Froment, Piero Gilardi, Maria Laet, Laurent Le Deunff, Ellen Gallagher, Jochen Lempert, Mehdi Melhaoui, Enrique Ramirez, David Renaud, Allan Sekula, Shimabuku, Maarten Vanden Eynde, Hannah Wilke.

The Life Aquatic explores Man’s ambivalent relationship with the sea, at once a setting for fantasies, rituals and tales, as well as a place of discovery and glorious victories, but also for fights that are often lost against the immensity of the ocean.

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Research, Seminar


Date: 01/04/2017 from 1pm to 5pm
Location: Enough Room for Space HQ, Sterstraat 10 Rue de L'Etoile, 1620 Drogenbos, Belgium
Partner: Performatik17, Kaaitheater, Brussels, Belgium
Language: English

Invited contributors: Prof. Sven Beckert (author of ‘Empire of Cotton, A Global History’ / Harvard University, US ), Prof. Peter Pels (anthropologist, Leiden University, NL),  Prof. Wayne Modest (Research Center for Material Culture in Leiden, NL), Christine Chivallon (anthropologist and directrice de recherche au CNRS/Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique in Bordeaux,  FR), Helen Elands (art historian, independent researcher, London, UK), Marjolijn Dijkman (initiator of LUNÄ Talks and co-host, BE), Maarten Vanden Eynde (artist and co-host, BE) and Alioum Moussa (artist and co-host, Yaounde, CM).

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Exhibition, Performance


Performatik17 - Brussels Biennial of Performance Art
Opening: 24/03/2017
Open: 25/03/2017 - 31/03/2017 from 10am to 5pm
Location: Muntplein/Place de la Monnaie, Brussels Belgium

With: Alioum Moussa & Maarten Vanden Eynde.

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The Brussels performance art biennale seeks out the boundaries, unravels codes and stimulates meetings between performance arts and visual art. The binding element is the live event, the meeting between audience and performer, in the here and now.

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