ARTEFACT 2014 - THE PREHISTORY OF THE IMAGE
13-23 February 2014
Artefact is STUK's annual arts festival, focusing on (visual) culture, current affairs and scientific challenges. The programme consists of an extensive thematical exhibition with international artists, and lectures and performances linked to the central theme - both at STUK and in the centre of Leuven. Next to that, STUK and Het Depot present an ingenious music line-up during a three-day music festival.
The entire programma will be revealed early 2014.
A CITY SHAPED
STUK arts centre Leuven
A CITY SHAPED examines and questions new aspects of contemporary and future city development. Sustainability and ecology seem to have become structural parameters in thinking about future urbanity. Do those concepts and focuses lead to a new fundamental view on the city and urbanism? And is its impact comparable with the integral visions of the likes of Le Corbusier, Haussmann, Ebenezer Howard, Walter Jonas, Archigram, Bauhaus, …? It is clear that the ecological approach puts new emphases in developing urbanity, and yet those sensitivities prove to appear already in early architectural projects and utopian visions of the city. Artefact makes thus way for encounters between different positions and propositions within this complex context.
Above all, the urban environment of the future will be shaped from several policies: international, national, urban, provincial, … But during Artefact, we want to create a dialogue between those visions and the voices of artists, the individual citizen or activist. Quite often, they are responsible for testing and intervening with the ‘official’ urban fabric and related environmental, functional, economic and sociocultural aspects.
Artefact is initiated by provincie Vlaams-Brabant in collaboration with Stad Leuven