August 2, 2018

Artist Village Eindhoven

Contemporary Art Platform WARP

Frans Masereel Centrum Kasterlee, 2016. © Jaques Koyen.

Twenty emerging artists attend an intense three-day-programme during the Artist Village Eindhoven

During an intense three-day-program a group of 20 artists will be given the opportunity to join the Artist Village taking place in Eindhoven. The Artist Village provides an ideal environment where artists can immerse in an open investigation of their work.

The selected artists are Eleye Boerenkamps (The Netherlands), Nel Bonte (Belgium), Danny Bracken (USA), Katrein Breukers (The Netherlands), Noé Cuéllar (USA/ Mexico), Stefanie De Vos (Belgium / Austria), Laura Fitzgerald (Ireland), Pete Fung (Canada / China), Juss Heinsalu (Estonia), Anja Jelovsek (Slovenia), Klara Kayser (Germany / UK), Lisa Matthys (Belgium), Rahma Meriem Said (Algeria), Lana Mesic (The Netherlands / Croatia), Meenakshi Nihalani (India), Diego Orendain Garcia (Mexico), Cecilia Rebergen (The Netherlands), Alice Rekab (Ireland), Driton Selmani (Kosovo), Pieter Léon Vermeersch (Belgium).

Participants attend six daily one-on-one conversations with curators, established artists, gallerists, psychoanalysts, art critics, and others. The conversations are held on the basis of their portfolio and focus primarily on content and the contextualisation of it.

Participating commentators:
Lex van Lith (Director Beeldenstorm Eindhoven, The Netherlands); Jenny Guy (Director Fire Station Dublin, Ireland); Michaëla Stock (Galerist Vienna, Austria); Cliodhna Shaffrey (Director Temple Bar Studios Dublin, Ireland); Michel Dewilde (Curator Bruges Triennial, Belgium); Eddie Guldolf & Kristof Reulens (Cultural promotors, C-Mine Genk, Belgium); Lieven Jonckheere (Psychoanalyst, Belgium); Philippe Grisar (Psychoanalyst, Belgium); Sofie Dederen (Director Frans Masereel Centrum, Kasterlee, Belgium); Anne Mie Emons (0-68 Gallery Velp, The Netherlands); Jessie Ramah (Artist & Curator Quartair The Hague, The Netherlands); Kirke Kangro (Dean Academy Estonia); Hana Ostan Ozbolt (Art promotor Slovenia); Sithabile Mlotshwa (IFFA, The Netherlands); Freek Lomme (Director Onomatopee Eindhoven, The Netherlands); Frans Franssen (Artist Eindhoven, The Netherlands); Ranti Tjan (Director EKWC, Oisterwijk, The Netherlands); Jacky Dodemontova (Eindhoven, The Netherlands); Bas van den Hurk (Artist, Tilburg, The Netherlands); Wesley Meuris (Artist, Belgium); Stef Van Bellingen (Director WARP, Sint-Niklaas, Belgium), Flor Bex (Curator, Belgium).

In the evening there is an advanced programme with lectures and Q&A’s

Friday, August 10
Lex van Lith (Director Beeldenstorm) about workspaces in and around Eindhoven
Michel Dewilde (Curator Triennial Bruges) about communities
Lieven Jonckheere (Psychoanalyst, Belgium) about the concept of conversation

Saturday, August 11
Talk with Cliodhna Shaffrey (Director Temple Bar Studios Dublin), Michaëla Stock (Galerist Vienna) and Kirke Kangro (Dean Academy Estonia) about their pursuits in the particular artscenes in their countries.

Sunday, August 12
Informal closing party

The evening programme is open to a select audience of art professionals and takes place at the Blue Collar Hotel and at Beeldenstorm, both in Eindhoven.

The organising partners
WARP Contemporary Art Platform
is a non-profit organisation based in Sint-Niklaas (BE) with an international horizon in mind. It has a program of exhibitions and lectures, but always with the challenging question: How to inspire and support artists? For this reason we initiated portfolio days and the extended version of it, the Artist Village. Selected artists of previous editions have become the creative reservoir for further exhibitions.

This Artist Village is co-organised by Beeldenstorm / Daglicht, a knowledge centre in Eindhoven (The Netherlands) where materials, techniques and knowledge are used that fit the current, ever changing wishes of the creators. Their main goal is to support and encourage production, research and experiment.

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