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ARTEFACT 2019

21 February - 10 March 2019: STUK, Leuven, BE

walk during a few moments
very consciously
in a certain direction;
simultaneously an infinite number
of living creatures in the universe
are moving in an infinite number
of directions.

– STANLEY BROUWN IN ART &
PROJECT BULLETIN 11, 1969

On 21 February 2019, STUK will be taken over by a new edition of Artefact: the exhibition and festival focusing on contemporary art, current events, and societal challenges. Artefact 19 takes the short text of the recently deceased artist stanley brouwn (1935 - 2017) as its starting point and connecting node. The French art critic Guillaume Mansart wrote about brouwn’s oeuvre: ‘No image or text, but a relation to the world which is constantly requalified, for example through walking, and is methodically quantified, namely by a specific system of measurement.’

People, nature, money, data, goods … All around us, from the very near to the endlessly far away, everything is continuously in motion. The artists in this exhibition are not positioning themselves in the focal points of current events. They move quietly and unravel a deeper nature of mankind, as a species in constant motion. Through factual and imaginary movements in time and space, numerous worlds find their ever-shifting forms.

Artefact 2019 will be a meeting space where movements come together, cross each other, or nearly touch.

With work by amongst others: Sven Augustijnen, Ismail Bahri, Jim Campbell, Tony Cruz Pabón, Marjolijn Dijkman, Dušica Dražić, Christoph Fink, Luke Fowler, Renata Lucas, Alia Syed, Maria Thereza Alves.

Curator: Pieter-Paul Mortier

Address: Stuk, Naamsestraat 96, 3000 Leuven