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  • Item:MER-494

    Spectres, Sven Augustijnen



    If the 'communist infiltration of Africa' was a spectre often used tojustify the elimination of Patrice Lumumba, The assasination of the Congo's—indeed, Africa's—first democratically elected Prime Minister on 17 January 1961 created a spectre of it's own. Sir Jaques Brassinne de La Buissière, then a young Belgian functionary, was in Elisabethville on that fateful day. He has written several books on the subject, and spent more than thirty years trying to bring to light 'what really happened'. This supplement to Sven Augustijnen's film Spectres offers another look at the film's main character, who is at once guide, narrator, and symbol of a past that continues to cast its shadow on the present.

    ‘Spectres’ was shown at Sven Augustijnen's solo exhibition at Wiels in Brussels, from May 8 to July 31, 2011.

    Two bilingual editions: English/French and Dutch/French.





    More info: Auguste Orts









    Leaf through the book here





    Laureate for the Fernand Baudin Prize 2011




    €39.00
  • Item:MER-326

    Freestate



    This catalogue features as a retrospective of the exhibition Freestate (Ostend, 2006), which showed work by twenty young Belgian artists and one collective. The catalogue not only provides a visual overview of the works on display, it also displays a series of post factum reflections on the autonomy of art and the context of the exhibition such as: its relation to space and its boundaries, the state of Belgian art, the position of the artist in the current-day consumption and spectacle society, …The exhibition showed works by Sven Augustijnen, Virginie Bailly, Vaast Colson, Louis De Cordier, Koen De Decker, Stefaan, Geert Goiris, HAP, Peter Lagast, Lawrence Malstaf, Wesley Meuris, David Neirings, Benoît Platéus, Gert Robijns, Helmut Stallaerts, Koen van den Broek, Raphaël van Lerberghe, Pieter Vermeersch, Katleen Vermeir en Katrien Vermeire.


    €20.00
  • Item:MER-537

    Spectropoetics, Sven Augustijnen

    This essay by T.J. Demos was commissionned and published by WIELS Contemporary Art Centre Brussels at the occassion of the exhibition Spectres by Sven Augustijnen, from 8 May to 31 July, 2011.






    €7.00
  • Item:MER-773

    Conversation Piece, Collection Mu.ZEE Ostend. Acquisitions 2007-2012

    Conversation Piece is the second publication on the collection policy of Mu.ZEE, released upon the initiative of Contemporary Art Heritage Flanders (CAHF). It presents an overview of the acquisitions made by Mu.ZEE during the period 2007 to 2012. It examines how the approach to collection building relates to the temporary exhibitions. The publication further explores why the collection policy is, and continues to be, the benchmark in considerations about the museum. Mu.ZEE starts from a dialogue with the artist. "Curating the collection" is a term that identifies the various existing connections between the public collection, the artist and the audience. We need to look at the collection and its history from different points of view, so as to rethink and reposition the collection, time and again. Conversation Piece contains a comprehensive index, an interview with Phillip Van den Bossche on the purchasing policy of the past six years, and focusses on a number of specific acquisitions. This publication was made possible thanks to the generous cooperation of Sven Augustijnen, Anne Daems, Koenraad Dedobbeleer, Pieterjan Ginckels, Ann Veronica Janssens, Valérie Mannaerts and Ana Torfs. The museum collects their gifts to the community.   


    This publication can be ordered together in a box with the publications 'Daniel Buren', 'Issues for Outdoor Sculptures' and 'Ensembles'. See the MER. Paper Kunsthalle for more details. 

    €14.95
  • Item:MER-1359

    MUSEUM III. 2.1, Sven Augustijnen & Sammy Baloji

    Deze publicatie documenteert de tentoonstelling van Sven Augustijnen (°1970, Mechelen) en Sammy Baloji (°1978, Lubumbashi) in het Cultuurcentrum Strombeek in het najaar van 2018.



    De kunst van Sven Augustijnen breidt zich al geruime tijd uit tot thema's zoals wapenindustrie, ideologie en kolonialisme, invloed en macht. Augustijnen graaft in de donkere geschiedenis van onze relatie met de voormalige kolonie. Hij maakte naam met zijn in film gezette onderzoek "Spectres" over de tragische dood van/moord op Patrice Lumumba. Augustijnen kocht een quasivolledige set van het vijftiger jaren magazine "Europe Magazine" dat hij oordeelkundig en betekenisvol openvouwt in een monumentale vitrine, zodat de tijd van de Koude Oorlog, kolonialisme en wapenwedloop in beeld en tot de verbeelding van de bezoeker komt. Vanuit de onaangeroerde, druktechnisch perfect geconserveerde magazines – die nu documenten zijn geworden – weet Sven Augustijnen een indringend tijdsbeeld te evoceren dat tot op vandaag nog steeds niet is verwerkt.



    Sammy Baloji, die pendelt tussen Brussel en Lubumbashi, was aanwezig op documenta 14 in Kassel en Athene met video en sculpturen die via hun symbolische geladenheid (koper) de inhoud letterlijk laten spreken vanuit de materie waarmee "wij" rijk zijn geworden. Hij maakte afdrukken in koper van luxetextiel uit musea in Brussel en Kopenhagen, toonde originele koperen Katangakruisjes en wist met een indringende video een beeld te geven van hoe koper wordt gesmolten, bulk-klaar voor de globale markt. Daarmee wist hij een reflectie neer te zetten over grondstoffen en de manier waarop ook immateriële diensten zoals educatie, godsdienst en cultuur werden ingezet om de houdbaarheid van de kolonisering bij de bevolking te continueren.


    €20.00

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