Travellers on the Earth
17/10/2014 van 02:00 tot 00:00
St Lucas University College of Art & Design, Antwerp has been invited to organize an international art exhibition and a symposium at Creative Capital in Wuhan, China.
The exhibition opens on Friday 17th of October at 3 pm. The Conference starts on Sunday the 19th of October at 10 am.
The United Art Museum, part of the Creative Capital development, is opening next Friday the 17th of October with an extensive Art Festival. Several exhibitions, performances and symposia will be organized during the forthcoming weeks.
Kurt Vanbelleghem, curator at Sint Lucas Antwerp, has been asked to curate an exhibition with recent graduated artists and designers from three different art colleges in Europe. Nottingham Trent University College of Art & Design and Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam have been invited to join the project and 30 young emerging artists and designers were selected.
'Travellers on the Earth' focuses on the experimental approach young artists and designers are developing at the early stages of their carreers. They are all just graduated and are in the process of giving shape to their creative carreers. They all have been educated within an art education system that focusses on research attitudes and they are developing those skills and knowledge in very different ways.
An Onghena, Charlotte Van de Velde, Elies Thijs, Eline Willemarck, Jasper Thys, Mitja Van Hese, Octave Vandeweghe, Sandra Buyck, Saskia Vander, Gucht, Sofie Vrolix, Abigail Hubbard, Aimee Bollu, Caroline McDougall, Christopher Smith, Eleanor Coleman, Gabrielle Lam, James Politano, Rebecca Chetter, Sabira Silcock, Wain Marriott, Kazuma Eekman, Rose van Ginneken, Georgie Luise Harris, Viviane Leezer, Stacii Samadin, Marja De Snoo-Tuijnder, Marissa Splinter, Claudia Terreehorst, Iris Veentjer, Sanne Visser
Ad van Rosmalen, head of St Lucas University College of Art & Design has been invited to curate a symposium alongside the exhibtion. He departed from the differences in cultural values and historical approaches towards higher art eduction and focuses during this symposium on the creatieve sources for higher art education. His aim is to position Chinese and Western art education next to each other and to explore where we might learn from each other's approaches.
Besides Ad van Rosmalen, heads, professors and students from Wuhan Art University and from China Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing will give a presentation. For Sint Lucas, just graduated photographer An Onghena will share her personal experiences studying art and design in Europe.