Counterculture, then and now
Artist talk and discussion on the work of Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven

Zondag 02.06.2024, 14:00 — 16:00

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On the occasion of Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven's exhibition ALLES=GOED we will conduct a conversation revolving around the relationship and tension between the institutional art world and the world of counterculture. Starting from the early days of Club Moral, AMVK’s and Danny Devos’ alternative art platform, we will overview the history of underground art in Belgium and The Netherlands in the 1970s-1980s and contrast it to examining the state of counterculture in the Woke and digital information era. This brings up the question of what is the counter element of current counterculture, does it even exists in the form we thought about traditionally, and what is the difference between un-institutional and institutional art. The event will shed light on local art initiatives, artist communities, etc., then and now.

The conversation will be moderated by curator Ory Dessau and will include artist Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven, the Antwerp-based editor, curator, and art historian Barbara Vanderlinden, as well as Cor Gout, the counterculture aficionado based in The Hague, who throughout the decades founded and edited magazines and wrote texts and books on the verge between the art world, the academic field and the music scene.