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Residencies: Insights – Talk by Curator-in-Residence, Dirk Snauwaert (Belgium)

9 Dec 2015, Wed 7:30pm - 9:00pm
The Single Screen, Block 43 Malan Road

Curator-in-residence Dirk Snauwaert will present ideas related to the exhibition Atopolis. In summer 2015, WIELS organised an exhibition in the Belgian town of Mons, on the premise of it being converted into a start up centre for creative technologies. The show is aimed at the touristic restoration of the region – another symptomatic case of using visual arts as a tool to develop a new market in cultural consumption. The proposed curatorial solution was to reconnect dialogues of critical contemporary discourse with those of the region’s history. Snauwaert will also provide insights into the institution he directs – WIELS, which combines a set of complementary functions: exhibitions, international residency programmes and education.