The VAN EYCK is a multiform institute for fine art, design and reflection. International artists, designers, curators, photographers, architects and writers stay at the academy to work on their projects. The Van Eyck also offers a public programme of exhibitions, presentations and lectures. The well-equipped labs (wood, metal, printing, photography/new media and a library) and the café-restaurant are open to everyone.
Margaret Van Eyck
The Margaret van Eyck Academie is a multidisciplinary institute that furthers experiment, research, study, production and exchange (formerly known as Jan van Eyck Academie). Margaret van Eyck is an ongoing intervention by participants of the Van Eyck, investigating the ways that fiction and reality inform each other.
The Materiality of the Invisible
THE MATERIALITY OF THE INVISIBLE approaches contemporary art as an activity that shares several characteristics of archaeology. Many artists probe the underlying layers of our social and political reality. They expose what is concealed and penetrate to other times. Like archaeologists, they make the invisible visible.
For this project, the Van Eyck selected six international artists who each collaborated with two archaeological partners. The Materiality of the Invisible shows the results together with the work of 24 other artists. The exhibition is organized by the Van Eyck in collaboration with Marres and Bureau Europa and spreads out over the three locations.
presentation - Javier Calderon
Curator Javier Calderon will visit the Van Eyck. He will give a public presentation on his work at 17:30h in the auditorium. All welcome.
presentation - Keren Cytter
Artist Keren Cytter will visit the Van Eyck. She will give a talk about her work at 17:30h in the auditorium. All welcome to join.
READING GROUP - Body/Embodiment
The Jac. P. Thijsse/Wilhelmina Minis van de Geijn Lab and the Pierre Kemp/Thérèse Cornips Lab organize their fourth Reading Group from 18:00h - 21:00h. Special guest is Van Eyck participant Sissel Marie Tonn.
Kathy Acker, Against Ordinary Language, The Language of the Body
Stacy Alaimo, Bodily Natures (pages 1-25)
Mel Y. Chen, Animacies. Biopolitics, Racial Mattering, and Queer Affect (32 pages)
* Optional extra: Bruno Latour’s How to Talk about the Body? The Normative Dimension of Science Studies (25 pages). More.
presentation - Niels Van Tomme
Niels Van Tomme, director of Amsterdam based contemporary art institute De Appel to the Van Eyck. At 13:00h he will give a talk about his work in the auditorium. Everyone is welcome to join!