( 📷 Repost from @0031anke ) @kunstpodiumt ‘s #apprenticemaster program has been an amazing opportunity to work with Master Marten Hendricks and @0031anke - we had never met before, but look at our works together! Such a joy to exhibit with artists with whom you feel such a connection. We open tomorrow- do come by!
Dutch, Belgians and co., this Thu 16th you are invited to @kunstpodiumt in Tilburg, NL. @0031anke and me are kicking off the 17/18 season of the #apprenticemaster program. Our Master is the one and only Marten Hendricks - come celebrate with us 🥂
THIS IS NOT A DRILL - as seen in @jezebel : The @metmuseum gala has chosen #Catholicimagination as their theme. #Iresearcheditbeforeitwascool 🤓
Archeology of holding (recap of the last few weeks)
How to name everyone you have ever slept with, when you are the night sky. (Above, #traceyemin , below, depiction of Egyptian goddess Nut). From my research on sacred spaces, and femininity, and maybe even existentialism.
The female body as space (Egyptian Nut/ Catholic Madonna of Mercy).
The lightest holds and the heaviest falls.
Collapsing bodies and passive resistance (weighty ideologies)
How does the vulnerability of the body relate to structures of power and glory represented by sacred architecture? (Experiments on softness: woven floor, beaded outlines, chain room, all inspired by The Seven Sacraments by my friend #rogiervanderweyden )
Bad girl/good girl (you've made your own bed, now lie in it).
Silent perpetual collapses
I'm Catalan, although I live abroad. I've been very quiet until now about the Catalan independence, but several friends from different parts of the world have asked me what I think. So: 1- If I had to choose, I'd go for a world with less frontiers, no more. In time of walls, refugees, brexit, crisis and bad hombres, I'd choose to open, not close. I am married to a Spanish man, and I have benefited endlessly from the fluidity Europe used to be proud of. I would rather see these privileges shared. 2- I understand, and support, the right to express the desire for one identity over another, as long as it is about loving who we are, rather than hating what we are not (this goes to both sides). 3- The Spanish government has handled the Catalan situation with absolutely disproportionate and oppressive force. It has been exactly the wrong strategy and the shame of it has already made an international echo. I hope they find their acts met with consequences. #forçavaloriseny #1O #shameonspain (image: own abstracted study of a fallen Virgin in a painting by Fra Angelico).
Looking hard at Rogier van der Weyden.
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).