26—28.04.2024
Druk in Leuven at Off the Grid

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In the con­text of the word and book fes­ti­val Druk in Leuven, Off the Grid (Cas-co’s resi­d­en­cy and pre­sen­ta­ti­on plat­form) enga­ge with the rele­van­ce of the­se media within con­tem­po­ra­ry art through a three-day pro­gram­me of exhi­bi­ti­ons, talks, per­for­man­ces, and rea­dings, devo­t­ed to publis­hing as artis­tic prac­ti­ce. Curator-in-resi­den­ce Alicja Melzacka devel­ops the pro­gram­me Back-to-back, offe­ring per­spec­ti­ves on artists’ wri­ting and publis­hing, whilst the exhi­bi­ti­ons by col­lec­ti­ve-in-resi­den­ce Bebe Books and artist-in-resi­den­ce Oya are on view in the adja­cent spa­ces of Off the Grid.


Timetable:

26.04.24

18:00 – 20:00 — Culture Club (VRT)

18:00 – 23:00 — Opening of the exhi­bi­ti­ons by Bebe Books and Oya

27.04.24

13:00 – 18:00 — Back-to-back: per­spec­ti­ves on artists’ wri­ting and publis­hing, cura­ted by Alicja Melzacka

14:00 – 15:00 — Book Room with Rinus Van de Velde

28.04.24

13:00 – 18:00 — Back-to-back: per­spec­ti­ves on artists’ wri­ting and publis­hing, cura­ted by Alicja Melzacka

16:00 – 17:00 — Artist talk by Bebe Books (Let’s Talk Leuven)


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2 Fairshare CIAP performance by Adrijana Gvozdenovic photo Alexandra Bertels
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Photo cre­dits:

1. Oya, Works, book, 2023

2. Bebe Books, Riso Workshop at Prisma Queer Arts Festival in 2022. Picture by Cato Crevits

3. Alicja Melzacka, Performance by Adrijana Gvozdenović during​‘Fairshare’ artists’ book fair orga­ni­sed by KRIEG, CIAP and B32 in Hasselt, 2019. Photo Alexandra Bertels.

4. Bebe Books, Toilet Zine Launch at Viernulvier Arts Center in 2023. Picture by Louie Papa