Good news come in avalanches: guess who has been selected for the 5th edition of @marres_maastricht Currents? 👆🕺🏿✨ps: everyone involved in this is amazing ❤️ (you can read more at marres.org)
It's contract-official so I can finally share: I got a scholarship- I am now a PhD researcher! I am over the 🌚. I will be looking at sacred spaces and Catholic imagery from a post-religious stand-point. I am so f*cking happy, you guys ✨✨✨ (floor of the main building of Hasselt University, a beautifully refurbished panopticon prison).
I met him at 15, became an item at 17. And made each other officially a family at 25. I would not imagine life with anyone else. @manuel.m.gil , thanks for the patience when I am do a semiotic analysis of he new Ikea catalogue out loud whilst you read the newspaper. Thanks for installing and testing weird-ass works. Thanks for being the one who likes to clean (and letting me the one who makes the mess). Thanks for the scalp massages and foot rubs. Thanks for letting me wear you down into marriage. Happy 5 year anniversary, handsome!
#lisarobertson 's #manifesto on #softarchitecture 🙌 (from Occasional Work and Seven Walks from the Office for Soft Archtecture)
Negative Space: Orbiting Inner and Outer Experience, efited by Antonia Hirsch and published by @sfugalleries has been the best impulse, blind buy ever (thanks @wiels_brussels ' bookstore!). The conversations with Daniel Colucciello Barber and Lisa Robertson are beyond stimulating. A little gem. PS: I would love to hear what those of you working on race issues think of François Laruelle's ideas on Blackness.
If you happen to be in Tongeren this month, some of my fellow @pxlmad graduates and me will be showing at de Velinx. It's a small intervention within a festival celebrating Michelangelo Pistoletto. If you are not in Tongeren, I'll catch you up 🤷🏽♀️ Here's a pic of the mounting yesterday.
Images can be portals. - This Fra Angelico (The Mocking of the Christ) has been a kick up the butt, an a good one at that. This was made in the 1440s, folks: the minimalist setting, the Bauhaus-esque coloring, the disembodied hands, the meta-ness (allegedly the Christ is a vision of the saint on the right). So much delight and invention (and a huge artistic influence ever after).
Spent the summer watching neo-nazis reemerging on the other side of the pond and local disgruntled youth running people over in the name of god. Been wondering what the role of art is in this mess, and found this. Not sure.
#smug (refreshed site feeling fancy)
In full post mfa + post retreat stupor. Moving furniture. Folding clothes. Reading Zadie Smith. Avoiding everything else. Still - Website updated with this years work as of today. Charging batteries very slowly. See you on the other side 🔌
My old work in @helenbirch_drawdrawdraw 's new book in the @rijksmuseum 's bookstore. #nobiggie 😱😱😱
When your plan for the week is to chill with other artists in a yurt in a manmade forest watching a symposium on art, spirituality and science that took place in 1990.