Mystic Properties Conversations


A conversation between Vermeir & Heiremans and Hampus Lindwall (collector & composer) (talk in English)
Hôtel de la Poste Talks room (during Art Brussels), Tour & Taxis, Avenue du Port 86C, 1000 Brussels
Saturday 21 April — 1 pm to 3 pm.


An integral part of the exhibition Mystic Properties, these conversations will elaborate on what it might mean to “own” an artwork, focusing on immaterial and instruction-based projects, reflecting on “regimes of ownership” in different cultures, introducing “acquisition scores”, and exploring the motif of “belonging” and “possession”. These conversations feature projects for which the display in the exhibition space is but one component, and which need an additional discursive or performative situation to be fully understood.
Predominantly, but not exclusively, the conversations will be moderated by exhibition curator Elena Sorokina.




*Pierre Bal-Blanc and Annie Vigier & Franck Apertet (les gens d’Uterpan) will dialog about “acquisition scores” and the ways to own instruction-based work.


*Vermeir & Heiremans will explain to Hampus Lindwall their Art House Index – a mysterious blend of art and real estate they created for living, working, and fictional speculating. Hampus Lindwall is a Swedish organist and composer living in Brussels. He is collecting contemporary art in various forms and formats ranging from paintings & sculptures to videos & websites.


*Heide Hinrichs will be interviewed by Kasper Bosmans, starting from the question “who owns a translation”?


*Samuel Saelemakers will introduce Joris Van de Moortel’s songs of the incomplete, a collection of medieval-inspired hymns created to be performed but never recorded.


*Ultimately, Joris Van de Moortel will play on acoustic guitar a selection of tunes from his song-book publication, made in collaboration with Mauro Pawlowski.


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