From February 21st to March 19th, STUK, House for Dance, Image and Sound, in the city of Leuven, presents the newest edition of Artefact: Parallel Crossings. It is a contemporary visual arts exhibition and presentation that focuses on current events and societal challenges. This year, PIPA 2010 winner, Renata Lucas`s will be contributing to the body of work.
“Human beings, nature, money, data, goods …, all around us, nearby or very far away, everything is continuously in flux. The artists in this exhibition do not position themselves in the focal points of current events. They move quietly and unravel the deeper nature of mankind as a species in constant motion. Through factual and imaginary movements in time and space, worlds find their ever-changing forms.”
The theme for 2019 is movement as a dynamic force inherent in nature, people and things alike. A total of 15 artists and collectives will be part of the exhibition and will reveal until stories that shed intriguing perspectives on such a familiar, yet complex topic. There will be a selection of lectures, workshops, film and performance.
(Falha) Failure is Lucas´piece featured in the festival. The artist herself describes it as: “ “Failure” evokes geological movements, the failures that may suddenly change the organizational sense of space, but it is also defeat. After all, the work is a monument that cannot sustain itself.” The audience members have the ability to create new paths, passages or obstacles by repositioning the wooden panels. It is a monument that does not stand still or upright, it is flexible, adaptable, and unstable, like a moving ground. The configuration of the space can be change, but it does require some physical strength, reasoning and perhaps someone´s help.
Artefact 2019: Parallel Crossings, a group show with Renata Lucas
Curated by Pieter-Paul-Mortier and Karen Verschooren
From February 21st to March 19th, 2019
STUK – House of Dance, Image and Sound
Naamsestraat 96, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
Opening hours: weekdays 10am to 9pm. weekends: 5pm to 5:30pm – 7:30pm to 9pm.