BIACI invites you to attend the conference Re-Imagining the Image
by film program curator, Paul Willemsen, on Tuesday March 11th 2014 at the Alianza Francesa at 5:00PM. Followed there will be a screening of the film: How Not to be seen: A Fucking Didactic Educational .MOV File by Hito Steyerl at 7:00 PM.
Place: Alianza Francesa Plaza Fernández Madrid Nº 37-34, San Diego.
Re-Imagining the Image
Curated by Paul Willemsen
The film section of the first International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Cartagena de Indias, revolves around the politics of the image and includes work from dozens of artists that go against the grain and are deliberately political. Their incisive and poignant intellectual and artistic critiques have political reverberations and foster a certain vision of the world. These artists demonstrate that reality and consciousness are not only reflected, but also produced by images and screens.
Paul Willemsen is a Belgian based curator and writer. He graduated as a film director from the RITS School for Audiovisual and Performing Arts in Brussels. Starting out in Flemish Belgian television as a documentary filmmaker on contemporary visual art and cinema he soon switched to writing and curating. From 1996 to 2012 he was the Artistic Director of Argos, Center for Art and Media of Brussels. For Argos he curated acclaimed group shows such as, No Place – Like Home, Interstitial Zones and Actors and Extras. He has collaborated on solo exhibitions with artists such as Harun Farocki, Andrea Geyer, Vito Acconci, and Susan Philipsz, among others. Furthermore he has organized various lectures, events and screening series, including retrospectives of Robert Frank, Alexander Kluge, Ken Jacobs, Pierre Huyghe and Artur Żmijewski, among others. Before joining Argos Willemsen worked for different institutions in Belgium and Holland, amongst others as editor-in-chief of the visual culture journal AS (Antwerp) and professor at the Sint-Lukas Brussels University College of Art and Design. Since the late eighties he has published over two hundred articles in different Belgian and European art periodicals. He edited or co-edited more than twenty publications.