Art Lab 3
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Deadline: August 7

When August 28
Where Vilvoorde, Belgium
Result The Lab offers an engaged moment facilitating in-depth discussion, collective reflection, the sharing of resources and generous feedback on your own activities from invited experts.
Coaches Sveva D’Antonio (IT, Galeria Laveronica), Manifesta (NL, Nomadic Biennale of Contemporary Art) and Jozef Wouters (BE, Decoratelier)
Partner KU Leuven

Engaged art: good intentions and worst practices.

Appropriating contemporary art as a societal tool for dialogue. How can we arrive at broadly resonating forms of contemporary art, taking into account both their internal nature, as well as notions on distribution and access - with specific attention to the peripheric nature of Vilvoorde? 

The Art Lab is divided into three different moments, each taking a closer look at a topic that concerns Horst, that is viable for the long term development of Asiat, and that links back to the broad contemporary art discourse.

Lab participants should have a proven interest and affiliation with appropriating contemporary art as a societal tool for dialogue, some professional background and/or a specific project willing to deepen out. 

Coaches & Guests

Sveva D’Antonio

Laveronica arte contemporanea was founded in 2007 in the Sicilian town of Modica by Corrado Gugliotta. From the beginning it focused its research on the human condition through politically and socially oriented art, and given its geographical location, it began to collaborate with artists from the Mediterranean area or with artists whose aptitudes and sensitivities show ties with this geographical area. Since its establishment  the gallery has hosted solo and group exhibitions on a regular basis with represented and guest artists. Sveva D’Antonio initially joined the gallery as an assistant and in 2016 she has become a partner.


Manifesta, the European Nomadic Biennial, changes its location every two years. Manifesta purposely strives to keep its distance from what are often seen as the dominant centres of artistic  production, instead seeking fresh and fertile terrain for the mapping of a new cultural topography. This includes innovations in curatorial practices, exhibition models and education. Each Manifesta biennial aims to investigate and reflect on emerging developments in contemporary art, set within a European context. In doing so, we present local, national and international audiences with new aspects and forms of artistic expression.

Jozef Wouters

Jozef Wouters (1986, B) has been active as a stage designer and artist in the Flemish and Brussels performing arts world since 2007. In 2010, he graduated from a.pass (Advanced Performance and Scenography Studies) in Brussels, where he specialised in scenography.

Wouters’ own work often relates to a specific location, such as All problems can never be solved (2012) for the Cité Modèle in Laeken.

Jozef Wouters often departs from questions that may, or may not, be predetermined, ideas that gradually take shape inside and outside the boundaries of making. Strategic spaces thereby enter into dialogues with social processes and the power of the imagination; sometimes functional, sometimes committed or absurd, but always with a focus on the things that preoccupy him as an artist and as a person.

Wouters is an integral part of Damaged Goods, the Brussels based company of choreographer Meg Stuart. He initiates projects as an independent artist in residence, using his Decoratelier in Brussels as a base.

Pauline de la Boulaye

Pauline de La Boulaye is a free lance historian, author, researcher and curator. Having studied contemporary history, social sciences and European studies in Paris, Pauline has curated exhibitions and conferences, and undertaken research for museums, local authorities and corporate collections. Pauline works on the boundary between visual arts, architecture, performing arts, public space, fiction and institutions. After writing as a critic, she is now concentrating on curating & editing action research projects in public space. She believes that artistic creation has a vital role to play other than entertainment and sales. That’s why she co-creates with artists outdoor events in order to increase symbolic, educational and social impact of arts. Current project: architectures! collective inventory, commissioned by Fédération Wallonie Bruxelles.
Recent experiments & publications: the Being Urban experience, laboratory for art in the city, Iselp & CFC editions, Brussels 2015-2016 ; Belgian Blue Blood Dautzenberg 70 & Filigranes editions, Brussels 2016.



Enrollment Fee

60 euro


You're expected to arrange your own in and outbound transport to the lab location, Vilvoorde. All (local) transport during the class will be taken care of.


not applicable.


Your enrollment fee includes welcome coffee, lunch and dinner.


28th of August 10.00 - 21.00


All talks and workshops will be in English.


You’ll be part of a group of around 15 people, including invited guest speakers, fellow-participants, the Horst staff and participating artists of the exhibition.


Your birthday should be on or before September 1, 2000.

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Application deadline: June 30 00:00