On Saturday October 15th, the Frans Masereel Centrum will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a vibrant day full of artistic experience! Various contemporary artists will be activating our professionally equipped graphic workshops, in and around the buildings you will discover workshops for children, creative interventions by Vaast Colson, a collection presentation with work by Hanne Lippard, Kim Berman, Caroline Coolen, Kris Fierens and Max Selen, numerous performances, snacks, drinks, and so on. Kasterlee-based artists Lieven Segers, Lisse Declercq, Ben Christiani and Karl Wouters will also take you on a brand new art route through Kasterlee.
In short, a day full of experiences and surprises!
Also central to the program: the presentation of the voluminous research publication about the 50-year history of the Frans Masereel Centrum. The book titled Diepdruk, vlakdruk, hoogdruk, doordruk (Hannibal Publishers) presents for the first time an art-historical and cultural-political historiography of the Frans Masereel Centrum on the basis of extensive archival research.
Most activities can be discovered continuously from 11 am. The official part with speeches by Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven, Jan Jambon and Walter van den Broeck, the inauguration of the memorial for trailblazer Fons Mertens and architects Lou Jansen and Rudi Schiltz and the reception will take place at 3 pm. The presentation of the voluminous research publication starts at 4 pm.
Come along to celebrate our 50th birthday with:
– a tribute to
Fons Mertens – Lou Jansen – Rudi Schiltz
– words by
Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven – Jan Jambon – Walter van den Broeck
– collection presentation with work by a.o.
Kim Berman – Kris Fierens – Max Selen – Caroline Coolen – Hanne Lippard
– artistic interventions
– book presentation
Diepdruk, vlakdruk, hoogdruk, doordruk – 50 jaar Frans Masereel Centrum
– a walk with interventions
Lisse Declercq – Ben Christiani – Karl Wouters – Lieven Segers
-demos in the workshops
Emma Verhulst – Tom Liekens – Roel Goussey – Ash Kilmartin
– workshops for children
Saudade – Lieven Cambré Quintet – Discobar Tapis-Plain
-food & drinks
Artists: Kim Berman , Vaast Colson, Caroline Coolen, Max Selen, Hanne Lippard, Kris Fierens, Lisse Declercq, Ben Christiani, Karl Wouters, Lieven Segers, Emma Verhulst, Roel Goussey, Ash Kilmartin, Tom Liekens, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven