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Allan Sekula and Contemporary Art
"Disassembled" Images takes as a point of departure Allan Sekula's productive approach of disassembling elements in order to reassemble them in alternative constellations. Some of the most pressing issues of our time, such as human labor in a globalized economy or the claim for radical democracy, are recurrent themes in Sekula's oeuvre and are...
Scenes of Industrial Reconversion in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais Coalfield
The Nord-Pas-de-Calais mining region, bordering on Belgium, is part of northern Europe's historical centre of heavy industry, which extends as far as the Ruhr area in Germany. With the end of coal mining in the 1980s, the Lille region transitioned to new economic activities, particularly within the cultural and creative industries, taking...
Victor Burgin’s "Parzival" in Leuven
Reflections on the "Uncinematic"
In commemoration of the destruction of the University Library of Leuven (Belgium) in August 1914, the projection work Parzival, created by Victor Burgin (UK, 1941) in 2013, was installed within the rebuilt Library. The installation uniquely marked the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I, which left its profound traces on both the...
A Class of Their Own
The Düsseldorf School of Photography
The 'Düsseldorf School' has become a household name in the art world for one of the most successful and influential strains of modern photography. Coined in the late 1980s, the name refers mainly to the pioneer group of students of the late Bernd Becher, who in 1976 became the first professor for creative photography at a German arts academy...
Conceptual, Surrealist, Pictorial
Photo-Based Art in Belgium (1960s – early 1990s)
Conceptual, Surrealist, Pictorial is the first in-depth study of the use of photography by Belgian artists from the 1960s until the early 1990s.
Entangled Images in Contemporary Art and Visual Culture
This book explores the different ways in which art, cinema, and other forms of visual culture respond to a digitized and networked world. Traditional discourses on medium specificity, developed in distinct disciplines, often fail to provide an adequate description of the transformations that photography and film have undergone.
Images Performing History
Photography and Representations of the Past in European Art after 1989
In Images Performing History, Katarzyna Ruchel-Stockmans offers a discussion of contemporary art practices that question received notions of historical representations after the pivotal changes of 1989 in Europe.
Ship of Fools/The Dockers' Museum
Ship of Fools/The Dockers' Museum is the project on which the North American artist and writer Allan Sekula worked during the last three years of his life.
Jan Dibbets, The Photographic Work
Dutchman Jan Dibbets (b. 1941) is one of the principal artists to have introduced photography into the plastic arts.