Maarten Vanden Eynde

Exhibition, Festival

Contour Biennial #9: Coltan as Cotton

Open: 11-12 January, 17-19 May and 18-20 October 2019.
Location: different venues in Belgium.
Curator: Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez

With: Daniela Ortiz, Cadine Navarro, Picha, Enough Room for Space, Saddie Choua, Greyzone Zebra, Fallon Mayanja, Black Speaks Back, The Black Archives, Black(s) To The Future, Monique Mbeka Phoba, Laura Nsengiyumva, Coyote, Transnational Alliance, Emmanuel Iyamu, Seckou Ouologuem, Amandine Gay.

Coltan as Cotton is a single, drawn-out continuum lasting more than a year, focussing on ecology, inequa­lity, de-growth, solida­rity and racism as major themes through films, instal­la­tions and perfor­mances.

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6th Lubumbashi Biennale: Future Genealogies, Tales From The Equatorial Line

Opening: 24/10/2019
Open: 24/10/2019 - 24/11/2019
Location: various locations in Lubumbashi, D.R. Congo
Curator: Sandrine Colard

With: Alain Nsenga, Leonard Pongo, Athar Jaber, Mega Mingiedi, Wendy Morris, Younes Baba-Ali, Uriel Orlow, Georges Senga, Pélagie Gbaguidi, Steve Bandoma, Pamela Tulizo, Grace Ndiritu, Jean Katambayi Mukendi, Filipa César, Sammy Baloji, Vincent Meessen, Sinzo Aanza, Guy Woueté, Hadassa Ngamba, Maarten Vanden Eynde, Edmond Musasa Leu N'seya, ruangrupa, Marjolijn Dijkman, et al.

Future Genealogies, Tales From The Equatorial Line explores the geographical paradox of being set in a region where history continues to be steeped in the depth of the soil’s resources, and at the same time wishes to produce new narratives of the past and to re-imagine a plurality of futures.

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Némo, International Biennial of Digital Arts: Jusqu’ici tout va bien?

Archaeology of a digital world.

Opening: 12/10/2019
Open: 12/10/2019 - 09/02/2020
Location: Le 104, 5 Rue Curial, 75019 Paris, France
Curators: Gilles Alvarez and José-Manuel Gonçalvès

With: Takayuki Todo, Justine Emard, Krištof Kintera, Beb-Deum, Arcangelo Sassolino, Margriet van Breevoort, Martin Backes, Fabien Léaustic, Alexander Schubert, So Kanno, Maarten Vanden Eynde, Michele Spanghero, Thomas Garnier, Vladimir Abikh, Timothée Chalazonitis, Paul Duncombe, Momoko Seto, Shun Owada.

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Learning From Deep Time

Open Day: 29/09/2019 - 10am to 5pm
Location: ONDRAF/NIRAS - National Institute for Radioactive Waste and Enriched Fissile Material, Kastelsedijk, Dessel, Belgium
Registration is required in advance. Entrance is free.
Curator: Ils Huygens

With: Alexis Destoop, Andy Weir, Commonplace Studio, Jesse Howard & Tim Knapen, Thomson & Craighead, Maarten Vanden Eynde.

Learning From Deep Time imagines how the unbelievably long lifespan of radioactive waste can be visualised.

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Tallinn Photomonth - Contemporary Art Biennial

When you say we Belong to the Light we Belong to the Thunder

Opening: 06/09/2019 at 6pm
Open: 06/09/2019 - 03/11/2019
Location: EKKM/Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia, Tallinn, Estonia.
Curator: Heidi Ballet

With: Angela Anderson and Angela Melitopoulos, Adam Avikainen, Cian Dayrit, Jonathas de Andrade, Bram Demunter, Silje Figenschou Thoresen, James T. Hong, Edith Karlson, Ana Mendieta, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Maarten Vanden Eynde and Musasa, Ana Vaz and Tristan Bera.

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Stormy Weather

Open: 27/07/2019 - 13/10/2019
Location: Museum Arnhem/De Kerk, Sint Walburgisplein 1, 6811 BZ Arnhem, The Netherlands
Curator: Manon Braat

With: Brook Andrew, Ursula Biemann, Serge Attukwei Clottey, Gayle Chong Kwan, Britta Marakatt-Labba, Frauke Huber & Uwe Martin, Mary Mattingly, Marianne Nicolson, Steve Rowell, Stéphanie Roland, Denise Ferreira da Silva & Arjuna Neuman, Moffat Takadiwa, Maarten Vanden Eynde.

Stormy Weather looks at pollution and global warming as a political and ethical issue, with all the consequences for land, water, air and living organisms.

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Diatoms, art in a box of nature

Open: 29/06/2019 - 01/12/2019
Location: Botanic Garden Meise, Nieuwelaan 38, 1860 Meise, Belgium
Curator: Prof. Dr. Bart Van de Vijver

With: Riet Bakker, Marine Coutelas, Martyn Kelly, Jef Schoors, Maarten Vanden Eynde, Bart Van de Vijver.

Diatoms, art in a box of nature brings together the works of several artist in the unique setting of the Botanic Garden in Meise, that were all inspired by the infinite beauty of microscopically small, single-celled algae.

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Exhibition, Research

ICC/Institute for Colonial Culture

Institute for Colonial Culture (ICC) - Research on Congolese Heritage

Initiated by: Philippe Mikobi (National Museum Lubumbashi, DRC) and Maarten Vanden Eynde (Enough Room for Space, Brussels, BE)
Location: National Museum of Lubumbashi, DRC

Partners: Centre Cerfaux-Lefort (BE), Quai Branly Museum (FR), University of Lubumbashi (DRC), MusAfrica Namur (BE), National Museum of Lubumbashi (DRC)

October 2020: Official opening of ICC at the National Museum of Lubumbashi, DRC

ICC consists of a collection of artefacts, documents and photographs representing colonial presence in Congo, mainly focusing on the period 1884-1960.

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