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An exhibition by NICC with works by Belgian self-taught artists
Ria Pacquée, Luc Deleu, Dennis Tyfus, Jacques Charlier, Guillaume Bijl, Pierre Bismuth, Joaquim Pereira Aires, Charlotte Beaudry, Guy Rombouts, Paul Van Hoeydonck, Philip Van Isacker, Jan Fabre, Marcel Maeyer, Francis Alÿs, Walter Swennen
How does one become a visual artist? Those who opted for artistic education, might be tempted to consider it a prerequisite. Although works have certainly been produced before, it’s only after graduation that one is deemed mature enough for the art market. Let the career begin…
But how about artists who didn’t enjoy any training at all? How does an autodidact give shape to the very dawn of artistry? How does one embark on an oeuvre or career without any artistic education whatsoever? Does one get to be a self-taught artist through the production of ‘work’? And if so, how does this ‘work’ come into being? Or does it rather depend on a gift? And how does one grow conscious of one’s own talent?
EXTRA CITY / KUNSTHAL ANTWERPEN
Eikelstraat 25 - B - 2600 Berchem
EXHIBITION WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE CELEBRATION OF THE 350TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS ANTWERP
12.DEC.13 - 7 PM - OPENING
PERFORMANCES BY LUDO MICH & EMILIO LOPEZ-MENCHERO
10.JAN.14 - 7 PM - ARTIST TALK PHILIPPE VAN ISACKER
moderated by DIRK PULTAU
17.JAN.14 - 7 PM - ARTIST TALK CHARLOTTE BEAUDRY
moderated by KOEN BRAMS
OPEN 13.DEC.13 - 02.FEB.14
With the support of BAM, city of Antwerp and the Flemish Community