Lecture by Koen Brams: Belgian people 1#: M. V.
Friday, February 12, 2016
Under the rather hermetic title Belgian people #1: M. V. an important but little known event from recent Belgian art history will be linked to a life of a Belgian human being, about whom also little has been known until now, a life which is probably deemed unimportant or irrelevant for belgian art history. The important event I refer to is the Congress of Brussels organised in Ter Kameren in 1973, for which Carl Andre, Philip Pilkington, David Rushton, Marcel Broodthaers, Daniel Buren, André Cadere, Hans Haacke, Sol LeWitt, Niele Toroni, Bernd Lohaus and Lawrence Weiner found their way to Belgian capital. But who’s M. V.?
Koen Brams (1964, BE) is a freelance researcher, writer and curator. He was the former editor-in-chief of the Belgian art magazine De Witte Raaf (1992-2000), former director of the Jan van Eyck Academie (2000-2011) and the initiator of The Mobile and Temporary Studio for Research and Production (2014-). He conducts a research project about art in Belgium since 1945.
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