We have a new commission in the expo 'The Act of Magic' at STUK, Leuven in Belgium from 21st February - 9 March.
Artefact is a themed exhibition and festival on contemporary visual arts, current events and societal challenges. In 2017, Artefact looks at the Act of Magic. What does magic mean today? Which role does it play as a social phenomenon? How is it used as a metaphor? And how do contemporary artists tackle the subject? From poetry to strategy, from magical object to obscure systems, from harmless distraction to manipulation: the artists in The Act of Magic investigate what enchants us today.
Participating artists: Troika (D, D, F), Verena Friedrich (D), Jens Brand (D), Eric Arnal Burtschy (FR), Marjolijn Dijkman (NL), Suzanne Treister (UK), Center for Tactical Magic (US), Shana Moulton (US), Melanie Bonajo (NL), Tim Etchells (UK), Jonathan Allen (UK), Hollington & Kyprianou (UK), Liz Magic Laser (US), Goldin+Senneby (SE), Femke Herregraven (NL), Tobias Revell (UK), RYBN.org (FR), and BCL (AT/JP).
Curated by Karen Verschooren and Ils Huygens.