Artefact 2019: Parallel Crossings

Artefact Leuven invites you to create your own path throughout, by visiting the exhibition, an evening in the Sound programme, a lecture, performance or film screening.


From February 21, 2019 until March 10, 2019
Artefact Leuven is an exhibition and festival on the crossroads of contemporary visual arts, current events and societal challenges. Artefact 2019 presents contemporary art practices that engage with challenging complex topics and urgent themes, in a poetic, critical and experiential way.
In Artefact 2019: Parallel Crossings we focus on the theme of movement as a dynamic force inherent in nature, people and things alike. An exhibition featuring existing and new works by 15 artists and collectives reveals untold stories and sheds intriguing perspectives on this familiar, yet complex topic.
Human beings, nature, money, data, goods ..., all around us, nearby or very far away, everything is continuously in flux. The artists in this exhibition do not position themselves in the focal points of current events. They move quietly and unravel the deeper nature of mankind as a species in constant motion. Through factual and imaginary movements in time and space, worlds find their ever-changing forms.
The sound program zooms in on the musician as a traveling artist in an ever more connected world.
A selection of lectures, workshops, film, and performance, offer the possibility to continue your exploration.
Artefact 2019
21 Feb: 19:30 - 23:00 (opening)
22 Feb - 10 Mar
We – Sa : 14:00 - 22:00
Su – Tu: 14:00 - 19:00
Admission to the expo, lectures and guided tours is free of charge.
STUK Reception, Naamsestraat 96, 3000 Leuven
Still from Foyer by Ismaïl Bahri, 2016, HD video, 32 min
Lygia Clark, Caminhando (Walking), 1964