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NICC is a social and artistic organisation founded by professional visual artists in order to advocate their rights. NICC functions as a mediator between the artists and the government, art organisations and other actors in the cultural field. By becoming a member you help give a voice to artists.

Membership costs only 12 euros. Transfer this amount to 001-3171926-05 with the message 'membership 2014'.

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De autodidact

 

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

WED-SUN: 12-18U

 

With the support of BAM, city of Antwerp and the Flemish Community