Eva Wittocx & Katleen Van Langendonck
Performance Art: Activating the Audience
Performance past and present
If you would like to learn more about performance art before you venture into the Performatik festival, you can take our four-part course entitled What is Performance Art? On the usefulness or pointlessness of the collective term ‘performance’. On performance past and present, in art and the performing arts. In each part we examine performance from a different angle, after which you will watch a performance (in a theatre or museum) that touches on the theme. On each occasion Katleen Van Langendonck, Kaaitheater’s programmer and the curator of Performatik, and a different specialist will guide you through the performance art landscape in words and images.
With Eva Wittockx, chief curator of contemporary art, Museum M (Leuven), Playground Festival
Fr 21/11 18:00>20:00 Kaaistudio’s
20:30: performance by Ivo Dimchev
Eva Wittocx studied Art History at the Universities of Leuven and Warwick (UK). Between 1998 and 2006 she was curator at S.M.A.K., the museum for contemporary art in Ghent (B). She organised exhibitions by, among others, John McCracken, Orla Barry, Dora Garcia, Joëlle Tuerlinckx, Willem Oorebeek and Cai Guo Qiang. Between 2006 and 2009 she worked at STUK Arts Centre in Leuven, where she was in charge of the exhibition programme and the Playground performance festival (www.playgroundfestival.be). Since 2009 she has been chief curator of contemporary art at the new Museum M in Leuven, a museum both for historical and contemporary art (www.mleuven.be). She has recently organised exhibitions with Ugo Rondinone, Mika Rottenberg, David Shrigley, Dirk Braeckman, Sol LeWitt (wall drawings), Yael Davids, Aleksandra Mir and Pedro Cabrita Reis. She also continues programming the annual Playground festival both at STUK and M. Eva Wittocx has contributed to many catalogues, art magazines and other publications.