Visual Arts Flanders 2012 - Chris Dercon talks with the curators on Tuesday 6 December at Tate Modern24/10/2011
Chris Dercon Talks With...
Phillip Van den Bossche, Miriam Varadinis, Philippe Van Cauteren, Paul Robbrecht and Katerina Gregos
Clustering Art Exhibitions/Festivals beyond border?
Date: Tuesday December 6, 2011 (8pm)
Location: Tate Modern, London
Visual Arts Flanders 2012, Tate Modern and the Flanders House in London are happy to host an inspiring evening with Chris Dercon and the curators of five major contemporary art events happening in Belgium next year.
Visual Arts Flanders 2012 is proud to present Beaufort 04 (Belgian coast), Track (Ghent), Middelheim (Antwerp), Manifesta9 (Genk) and Newtopia (Mechelen). The favorable geographic positioning and the communal focus on contemporary art of these five events have been seized as an opportunity to create an international communication platform that gathers them into one comprehensive and appealing cluster.
In 2012, Belgium's neighboring countries also offer major happenings of contemporary art such as Documenta 13 (Kassel, Germany), London 2012 - Cultural Olympiad (UK), Lille 3000 (France) and Mono 2012 (Centre Pompidou, Metz, France together with Mudam, Luxembourg).
Visual Arts Flanders 2012 is certain that the high qualitative character of each of its five represented exhibitions will appeal to the arts professionals and culture tourists traveling to and from those events to make a stop in Belgium.
The curators of the five events clustered around Visual Arts Flanders 2012 will sit down with Chris Dercon in London to present their projects for the first time in the UK and to discuss the possibilities of collaboration between art exhibitions/festivals beyond borders. Does cooperation between contemporary art exhibitions from different countries contain an added value for individual events? How can each event reinforce each other's visibility on international level?
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More information: www.visualartsflanders2012.be