Turning Photography - Belgian contemporary photography


Antwerp doctors and PhD-students in the Arts selected

On the occasion of Dirk Braeckman’s selection for the Belgian Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale, a website focussing on Belgian contemporary photography was launched on the 4th of May.

This wesbite "Turning Photography — Exploring the edges of Belgian contemporary photography through a curated selection of essays and artists’ portraits" is a result of the collaboration between the Flanders Arts Institute, Wallonia-Brussels Federation, BOZAR (Brussels), FoMu (Antwerp) and Museum M (Leuven). The website will be internationally promoted, also in Venice.

Among the selected artists are Charlotte Lybeer and Els Vanden Meersch (both Antwerp doctors in Arts), Wim Wauman (Antwerp PhD in Arts), Bert Danckaert (doctor Arts and teacher at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp) and Geert Goiris (teacher at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp). 

(Photo Wim Wauman)

(Photo Els Vanden Meersch)


Pascal Gielen laureate of the Odysseusprogramme


The Fund for Scientific Research – Flanders announced on 31 March the laureates of its Odysseusprogramme. The Odysseus programme supports outstanding researchers who have built up a career outside Flanders, and who are willing to come (back) to Flanders.

Among the laureates is Pascal Gielen, who has been appointed as Full Professor of ARIA since this academic year. Pascal Gielen (before at the University of Groningen) receives 2.269.236 euro, for a large scale project on ‘Sustainable Creativity in the Post-Fordist City.’