Maarten Vanden Eynde


Connected Disconnected

Opening: 22/09/2017 at 6:30pm
Open: 23/09 - 08/10/2017 - Wed, Sat, Sun, from 2pm-6pm
Location: CC De Ververij, Wolvestraat 37, 8600 Ronse, Belgium
Curator: Isabelle De Baets

With: Marie Julia Bollansée, Laura Caroen, Louise Delhaye, Leda De Voldere, Sanne De Wolf, Disarming Design From Palestine, Marijs Kempynck, Alioum Moussa, Joanna Reuse, Golnesa Rezahneshad & Manoeuvre, Maarten Vanden Eynde, Manoeuvre/Ada Van Hoorebeke, Maartje Fliervoet/Participants, Emma Van Roey.

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Auction, Exhibition

RE-art 2

Opening: 22/09/2017 at 7pm
Open: 23/09 - 08/10/2017 - Sat & Sun, from 10am-4pm
Location: Papierfabriek Van Grellingen, Fabriekstraat 15-17, 1930 Zaventem, Belgium
Curator: Julie Senden

Auction by Sotheby’s : 12/10/2017 at 7pm

RE-art is a unique contemporary art initiative, bringing companies and artists together to create artworks with recycled materials, curate an exhibition and organize an auction to support Fonds Alexine Clarysse and Canis Fidelis to help children enjoy a better life.

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Disruption - Remapping Nature

Opening: 24/06/2017 at 3 pm
Open: 24/06/2017 - 24/09/2017
Location: Park De Oude Warande, Tilburg, The Netherlands
Curator: Fundament Foundation

With: Lionel Estève, Sven Fritz, Paul Geelen, Jasper Griepink, Henrik Håkansson, Antti Laitinen, Zeger Reyers, Martin Schwenk, Egied Simons, Maarten Vanden Eynde.

Disruption - Remapping Nature focusses on a group of European artists, in whose bodies of work the concept of nature lies at the heart. The different artistic practices each shed their light individually on the way contemporary man perceives nature, defines it and relates to it.

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Exhibition, Research

Future Observatory

Department of Search (Zero Footprint Campus)
Opening: 25/05/2017
Open: monday - friday 25/05 - 24/06/2017 - 10am to 6pm
Additional opening days:  Saturday 17 and 24/06/2017
Guided tours daily - FREE ENTRANCE on reservation
Location: Sterrentoren, Leuvenplein, 3584 LL Utrecht, The Netherlands

Meeting: The Barn, Corner of Genèvelaan/Leuvenlaan.
Reservations for tours:

Future Observatory investigates, clusters, reinterprets and preserves the most influential and world changing inventions and research projects that emerged from Utrecht Science Park. Future Observatory offers a subjective and fictional ‘work in progress’ from a future perspective on what could remain from the present to represent the past in the future. 

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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: Helen Elands (art historian, independent researcher, London, UK), Wouter Elsen (Independent video- and photojournalist, co-creator of The Cotton Connection, Ouagadougou, BE / BF), Dr. Patricia Fara (Historian, Eighteenth-century natural philosophy and cultural history of science, University of Cambridge, UK), Remy Jungerman (Artist, based in Amsterdam, SR / NL), Karin Lurvink (Post-doc researcher on the economic impact of 18th & 19th-century Dutch Republic transatlantic slave-based activities, University of Amsterdam, NL), Prof. Dr. Eric Vanhaute (Professor Economic and Social History and World History, Ghent University, BE)

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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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