Lecture Carl Jacobs: How the Belgian art world had a coup-de-foudre with POPART *fully booked*


Carl Jacobs was co-curator of the ING exhibition "Pop Art in Belgium!" and will give a lecture on Pop Art in the Belgian art world on Thursday 3 February 2022 at 20:00. Unfortunately, this lecture is fully booked. Keep an eye on our agenda for more lectures on POPART.

From Balder to Raveel and from Broodthaers to Willaert: in the mid-1960s, a new visual language and artistic body of thought developed in the Belgian art world against the backdrop of the rapidly emerging American pop art.

In this lecture, we will discover how pop art served as fertile ground for a whole generation of young artists, but also how our Belgian talents quickly developed their own version and prepared themselves for a future full of minimalist, conceptual and post-modern art. Une petite histoire Belge.

Art historian Carl Jacobs conducted academic research into the reception of pop art in Belgium and was co-curator of the retrospective "Pop Art in Belgium!", ING, (2016). He also produced the book of the same name that accompanied the exhibition. During the lecture, he will shed light on Pop Art as an art movement and will elaborate on the lively interest in Pop Art among Belgian artists, collectors and critics of the time.

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Carl Jacobs studied art history at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. After that he started working as assistant Curator at the Brussels Biennale and worked for the Artificial intelligence Lab of Prof.dr. Luc Steels. Then he did academic research on the rise of pop art in Belgium and was the curator of the exhibition "Pop Art in Belgium!" (2016). He was also closely involved as assistant curator, curator and co-curator in several exhibitions in Belgium and abroad. Later, he was also the communications manager for the Antwerp art house Extra City Kunsthal.

Practical information
  • Thursday 3.Feb.2022, at 20:00.
  • In Dutch.
  • Auditorium in S.M.A.K.
  • *fully booked* Please register in advance via https://www.eventbrite.be/e/le...
  • A mouth mask is compulsory from the age of 10 + Covid Safe Ticket (and identity card) from the age of 16.
  • Book your ticket in advance for a visit to POPART.

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