Fernand Huts & Jan De Nul on the opening of PiKANT

Fernand Huts “Lace is us, Lace is you. The opening of the PiKANT Exhibition will be for you a historic day that you will always remember.” PiKANT and Lace is in the cultural, social and economic-industrial story of Western Europe a symptom…

Jan De Nul on Entrepreneurship and Culture

There are some subjects Fernand Huts wants to discuss himself, there are other subjects he prefers to hand over to others: Entrepreneurs and Culture. There is always a suspicious side on entrepreneurs active in Culture. Collectors are really…

Belgian artist launches worldwide Human Rights project. Koen Vanmechelen’s Moving Pavilion 2019-2021

During the opening of the 58th Venice Biennial, Belgian artist Koen Vanmechelen chose the sixth edition of GLASSTRESS to initiate the birth of the evolving artwork Human Rights Pavilion. A work of art that will take shape during its two-year…

H.E. Elena Basile Ambassador of Italia

Venice is, along with other Italian landmarks, one of the symbols of the so-called ‘’Vivere All’Italiana’’: its canals, the ‘’aperitivo’’ and the ‘’gondole’’ and of course the majesty of its ‘’Palazzi’’ and…

LORENZO QUINN BUILDING BRIDGES

Venice Biennale 2019 For the occasion of the 58th Venice Biennale Lorenzo Quinn unveils his latest work, the monumental sculpture Building Bridges installed in a basin adjacent to the entrance of the Arsenale, in the Castello District of…

Africa Inside me… Isabelle de Borchgrave as seen by Patrick Amine

An artist’s imagination is ever mobile, across both space and time. The artist, and there are abundant examples of this, need not travel as such, physically, from one continent to another. Africa thus can become a source of visits and adventures…

Leonardo Superstar

Prof. Univ. Dr. Dr. HC Jan DE MAERE I cannot write about the strange medieval-renaissance construction of the royal castle of Amboise and the neighboring Clos Lucé castle without mentioning his latest inhabitant and co-proprietor, my late…

Festival Musica Antiqua Bingen

A new music festival at the historical sphere of activities of Hildegard von Bingen In an incipient millennium full of political upheavals, global social transformations, human life affecting rapidly evolving technologies and moved by a redefinition…

SALVADOR DALI AND THE DANCE

Five great spanish artists − finding each other in one artwork: PEDRO ANTONIO DE ALARCON, MARTINEZ SIERRA Writer, MANUEL DE FALLA Composer, ANA MARIA DE MUNAR Dancer and SALVADOR DALI Painter It was a cultural event for all admirers of Spanish…

Reflections and personal impressions by Jan Cornelis

CIDIC (European Centre for Economic, Academic and Cultural Diplomacy) organized a Diplomatic, economic, academic and cultural mission to Vienna, 15-17 October 2018, on the occasion of the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union Professor…