TRANSIT: Alexander Streitberger présente une œuvre de Sammy Baloji

Alexander Streitberger

7 pm - 8 pm


31 boulevard de Waterloo

1000 Bruxelles

For one evening, a work from the collections of the Ixelles Museum will be shuttled to ISELP to tell us about its history and its specificities. An art historian, a critic, or a curator has chosen it. He/she comments on it in its presence, based on its material reality. TRANSIT is a joint initiative of ISELP and the Musée d'Ixelles.

For the occasion, Alexander Streitberger proposes a work by Sammy Baloji entitled Portrait # 3: Group of Luba women against watercolor by Dardenne, a photographic montage dating from 2011 and part of the series Congo Far West.

Born in Lumumbashi (DRC) in 1978, Sammy Baloji is initially a photographer. Using different mediums (videos, photographs, installations, sculptures...), he explores the imprint of colonization in Congolese reality today as well as in the collective imagination and photographic archives in Europe.
Alexander Streitberger is professor of art history at the Catholic University of Leuven, and director of the Lieven Gevaert Research Centre for Photography, Art and Visual Culture (Leuven). He co-edits the Lieven Gevaert Series, a collection of books devoted to the history and theory of photography.

The presentation will be held in French.

Lieven Gevaert Centre
KU Leuven, Faculty of Arts
Blijde Inkomststraat 21 pb 3313
B-3000 Leuven

Lieven Gevaert Centre
UC Louvain, Archéologie et d'histoire d'art
FIAL - Place Blaise Pascal 1 bte L3.03.13
B-1348 Louvain-la-Neuve