Highlights of this month

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Art au Centre is joining the Very Contemporay network!

We are please to announce a new member to the VC network of art venues!
Art au Centre is a project to revitalize the city center of Liège through art. It consists of investing in the windows of empty shops to install artworks by artists from Liège, Belgium and abroad, in order to inject some dynamism into the neighborhoods by offering visitors a free artistic journey through the city.
From now on you can find their exhibitions and events in our agenda.

Dreaming out loud: from mining town to water city

31.03.23 – 18.06.23

‘Dreaming Out Loud’ is a series focusing on young designers and artists who hardly have a stage yet in Limburg and the Euregion. This year it is the turn of Marie Frioni (BE), who won the third prize of the Euregional Architecture Prize in 2015.
Coal exploitation accelerated the urban development of Eisden Dorp and, by extension, Maasmechelen. The coal mine provided a lot of work, attracting young men, and later their families, to settle in faraway Belgium. Building plans for completely new residential areas rolled off the drawing board at a rapid pace. However, coal mining was short-lived. One hundred years later, with the closure of the coal mine, Maasmechelen is left orphaned as an unfinished town. Today, further parceled out to accommodate its multicultural population.

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Irmel Kamp: Architectural Images

⟶ 23.04.23 at Leopold Hoesch Museum (DE)

The photographer Irmel Kamp dedicates her work to European architectural modernism. In doing so, she takes a fundamentally serial approach, uses exclusively black-and-white photography, and always chooses a position that, as a public location, incorporates the surrounding space, while at the same time strikingly expressing the conciseness of the architectural form.

At the same time the exhibition HOESCH TALENTS 2022 is running.

ARTISTS IN RESIDENCY – Performing Landscapes: Stefania Crișan and Isolde Venrooy

Greylight Projects and IKOB – Museum für Zeitgenössische Kunst are pleased to announce the artists chosen for the 2023 Very Contemporary “performing landscapes” residency: Stefania Crișan and Isolde Venrooy by the selection committee consisting of Brenda Guesnet (conservator IKOB museum, Eupen), Guus van Engelshoven (conservator museum de Domijnen, Sittard) and Roy Voragen (curator, Greylight Projects) for the Performing Landscapes Residencies. We received around 70 applications, all with an interesting and different approach to the questions raised by the open call.

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