HISK - Higher Institute for Fine Arts - Laureates 2011 Exhibition25/10/2011
HISK Laureates 2011 Exhibition
19 November - 11 December 2011
The Higher Institute for Fine Arts is pleased to present "The Visitor" featuring HISK's laureates 2011. Sonia Dermience and Heidi Ballet of the Brussels-based curatorial collective Komplot were asked to translate their ongoing investigations into nomadic creative practices and collective authorship into the exhibition of the twelve artists who have come to the end of their two-year working period at the HISK.
Acknowledging the individual practices of each artist, the curators have taken the HISK's front building as their starting point. The former officer's mess can be seen as an oversized bourgeois family house - with its wooden floors, fireplaces and high ceilings – and each artist has been given a room of their own for the duration of the exhibition. Instead of any overarching theme, the artists' individuality is highlighted within the building's framework. Just as families are often composed of very different individuals, who do not choose each other either, the exhibition as a whole is bound to reflect an eclectic reality of a particular time and space that the curators, artists and public will pass through, each with their individual perspective.
In addition to these visitors, for the duration of the exhibition the HISK is also pleased to welcome a special feline guest, Milord the cat, found at a local animal shelter. Milord's meanderings amongst the artworks on display will symbolically bind together the show as a whole. His particular view of the exhibition, recorded via a webcam that he will wear around his neck, can be viewed by the public on the HISK website.
Artists: Elise Berkvens, Céline Butaye, Zoro Feigl, Nicole Franchy, Sarah Gerats, Isabela Grosseova, Hedwig Houben, Miks Mitrevics, Noor Nuyten, Jan Op de Beeck, Karl Philips, Neha Sharma Sarai.
The book accompanying the exhibition "The Visitor" will be presented at the opening.
More information: www.hisk.edu