Product launch of Resource Lab

Posted by ilse on Monday March 28th 2011 at 11:41
Kringwinkel gives reusable materials a second life and realizes sustainable employment.
Resource Lab wants to maximize reuse within the Kingwinkel by exclusive eco-design. They create products based on materials from the Kringwinkel which are not reusable without major, innovative operations (f.e. there is a new line of designer furniture evolved from wood waste).
Eco-design is the re-thinking of our environment and materials to contribute to a sustainable society.
Resource Lab at once realizes sustainable employment for people who are vulnerable in the labor market.
With Resource Lab wants WEB Kringwinkel is in the future even more of a profile on recycling, ecodesign and sustainable social employment.
Date: Friday, April 1, 2011 at 19:30
Location:  Kringwinkel WEB Turnhout, Steenweg op Tielen 70, 2300 Turnhout.
Organization: Kringwinkel WEB i.s.m. MAD-faculty campus C-mine.

Agro design innovatie

Posted by ilse on Friday March 18th 2011 at 10:56

Contest One of the objectives of the Limburg Design Association is to promote industrial design in Limburg. the LDA is (with over 70 members) the link between designers and industry. To promote the cooperation between industry and designers LDA organize a design contest.
Theme The theme is “Agro design innovation. The agricultural industry (country –
and horticulture) is one of the oldest industries in the region. By mechanization and greenhouses provide such an important horticultural contribution to exports in the region. To production promote uses numerous tools, tools, building systems, transportation, packaging material, for use and consumption in every link in the chain.
Examples include products such as tractors, wheelbarrows, shovel, trolleys, trays, pallets, but also directly on the packaging and consumer products on behalf of food preparation and consumption.

More information: Limburgse Design Associatie
Tel. 045 533 37 25

lecture by Jack Whitten

Posted by ilse on Monday March 14th 2011 at 13:17

HISK + KASK Gent + Sint-Lucas Beeldende Kunst Gent are very pleased to invite you to the lecture by Jack Whitten (°1939, lives and works in New York) 
Friday March 18, 2011 – 5 PM 
HISK - Charles de Kerchovelaan 187a - B-9000 Gent
Free entrance - Registration required via

Jack Whitten’s earliest experiments with painting date back to the 1960s, a period during which he created dynamic works inspired by abstract expressionism. Noted for their raucous colors and density of gesture, combined with topical content, these artworks manifest emotionally complex meditations on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War.

Experimentation turned to abstraction for Whitten in the 1970s; a new method of painting developed, one that resonates more closely with photography. Gesture is removed from the making of the work; the paint and canvas are “processed”, produced from large troughs of paint, which is dragged across the canvas with tools including squeegees, rakes, and Afro combs. This process yields palpable surface texture, line and void.

Paint became a metaphor for skin during the 1980s when Whitten experimented with “casting” acrylic paints and compounds to create new surfaces and textures. In contrast to the narrative-based and didactic work made by many Black artists during this period, Whitten’s works reintroduce gesture with aspects of sculpture and collage.

In the 1990s, Whitten’s experiments with paint as a medium progressed further towards sculpture, as he transformed paint compounds into tiles, and applied them to the canvas as mosaics. These works allude to ancient architecture and murals, serving as both an homage to and memorial of celebrated public figures and intimate friends.

Whitten’s works has been the subject of recent solo exhibitions at P.S.1/MoMA Center for Contemporary Art, New York in 2007, and the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center in 2008, next to participation in group exhibitions as the 1969 and 1972 Whitney Annuals, Energy/Experimentation: Black Artists and Abstraction 1964–1980 at the Studio Museum in Harlem in 2006, and High Times Hard Times: New York Painting 1967-1975, organized by Independent Curators International in 2006 amongst many others.

His work is in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Birmingham Museum of Art, Harvard University Art Museums, the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, the Cleveland Museum of Art, and the Dallas Museum of Art.

Lecture organized within the framework of the first solo show of Jack Whitten at Zeno X Gallery – Leopold De Waelplaats 16, 2000 Antwerp – March 18 – May 7, 2011 - Preview Thursday March 17, 6-9 pm

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