Antwerp - Muhka - AUGUSTE ORTS Correspondence / Benjamin Verdonck07/05/2010
AUGUSTE ORTS Correspondence
May 21 - August 22, 2010
In 2006, four Brussels-based artists, active primarily in the expanded fields of film and video, decided to join forces to found the Auguste Orts production platform.
Initially intended to answer shared questions concerning issues of production and distribution, the ambitions of Auguste Orts quickly transcended merely practical considerations; there were deeper reasons, after all, why these particular artists chose to exchange experiences and ideas, and these deeper reasons clearly relate to shared intuition, sensibilities and sensitivities visà-vis the film medium and the broader context of audiovisual production. With the current project, Herman Asselberghs (°1962), Sven Augustijnen (°1970), Manon de Boer (°1966) and Anouk De Clercq (°1971) are invited, for the first time, to fully articulate these intuitions and sensibilities as a
program of sorts. The exhibition organized by M HKA will attempt to highlight the unique features and the commonalities of its four members in equal measure.
Each artist is represented by two works, among them also new productions. An accompanying publication, made in collaboration with Sternberg Press, features some of the aforementioned letters, an essay by TJ Demos, an introduction by Bart De Baere, and a round table discussion moderated by the curator of this exhibition Dieter Roelstraete.
BENJAMIN VERDONCK - CALANDAR
Between 3 January 2009 and 2 January 2010, Benjamin Verdonck is performing a hundred actions throughout Antwerp that are associated with special dates in the calendar: the first day of the sales, the national holiday, Mother's Day, Black Sunday, Palm Sunday, a birthday, and so on. The project is called Calendar and the results can be seen in the form of an intervention at the M HKA in spring 2010.