Since 2017, Lustwarande has enriched the annual exhibition with manifestations of ephemeral sculpture, forms of sculpture, which are limited in time and which vary in duration from a few minutes to a few hours, but of which nothing is left in the end. These temporary works, called event sculptures, are presented under the title Brief Encounters. They are breathtaking and unforgettable.
In 2022 Brief Encounters will take place for the fifth time, on two Sunday afternoons. On both afternoons, three artists/duos and collectives will present event sculptures, all but one specially made for Brief Encounters '22.
The curatorial duo of Chris Driessen, artistic director of Lustwarande, and Steven Vandervelden, director of STUK – House for Dance, Image and Sound and of the performance festival Playground, both in Louvain, is responsible for the selection of the participating artists. Their choice was based on presenting renowned artists for the first time in the Netherlands, on presenting up-and-coming talents and on inclusion.
Brief Encounters '22 #2 will take place on Sunday 4 September. From 2pm, four event sculptures by buren (BE), Clédat & Petitpierre (FR), Mette Sterre (NL) and Julian Weber (DE) can be experienced. buren, Mette Sterre and Julian Weber will create new works for Brief Encounters. Clédat & Petitpierre will have their Dutch debut.
The new work by buren is a co-production with STUK – House for Dance, Image and Sound.