International colloquium James Ensor

Thursday 24th February 2011

Organised by the Museum of Fine Arts, Ghent and the Flemish Art Collection in collaboration with S.M.A.K. and FARO

The exhibition Hareng Saur: Ensor and Contemporary Art is the final part of a series of recent events and exhibitions that have taken place to mark the 150th anniversary of James Ensor’s birth (1860) and the 60th anniversary of the artists death (1949). To conclude, the Museum of Fine Arts and the Flemish Art Collection are organising an Ensor colloquium. Curators involved in recent exhibitions will evaluate their projects and new findings in Ensor research will be discussed. The colloquium will also open paths for future research.

Programme:

10:00
Welcome with coffee

10:30 – 10:40
Introduction by Robert Hoozee, director of the Museum of Fine Arts, Ghent

10:40 – 11:20
Herwig Todts (Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp, curator of the exhibitions Goya, Redon, Ensor at the Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp, 2009, and Ensor Unmasked at the ING Cultural Center, Brussels, 2010) ‘Op zoek naar inzicht in Ensors creatieve processen

11:20 – 12:00
Anna Swinbourne (Independent Curator, curator of the exhibition James (art) Ensor at The MoMA, 2009) ‘James Ensor’s Return to The Museum of Modern Art, New York’

12:00 – 12:40
Ingrid Pfeiffer (Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, curator of the exhibition James Ensor at the Schirn Kunsthalle, 2005) ‘James Ensor at Schirn Kunsthalle in 2005/2006. An exhibition focusing on the eccentric, conceptually advanced and contemporary aspects in his work’

12:40 – 15:00
Free lunch (*) and possibility to visit the exhibition Hareng Saur: Ensor and Contemporary Art

14:30 – 15:00
Coffee break

15:00 – 15:40
Ronald Van de Sompel (Independent Curator, co-curator of the exhibition Hareng Saur: Ensor and Contemporary Art) ‘Ensor en de hedendaagse kunst. Problemen van betrokkenheid en distantie’

15:40 – 16:20
Geert Van der Snickt (Antwerp University) ‘James Ensors pigmentgebruik: evoluties en degradatie’

16:20 – 17:00
Susan Canning (College of New Rochelle, New York, advisor to the exhibitions James (art) Ensor at The MoMA, 2009, and Hareng Saur: Ensor and Contemporary Art) ‘Hareng Saur/Art Ensor: Ensor’s Re-Entry at 150’

17:00 – 17:00
Pascal Ennaert (Coordinator of the Flemish Art Collection) Presentation of the James Ensor website of the Flemish Art Collection

17:00
Reception

(*)Possibility to have lunch in the museum brasserie Mub’art. Day’s menu: 13 euro.
Reservation required. Max. reservations: 50

Practical information:

Date: Thursday 24th February 2011
Location: Auditorium, Museum of Fine Arts, Ghent
Organisation: Study- and Documentation Centre of the Museum of Fine Arts and the Flemish Art Collection, in collaboration with S.M.A.K. and FARO
More information:: www.mskgent.be or catherine.verleysen@gent.be
Registration:www.faronet.be
Admission: 10 euro / students 5 euro.
Max. registrations: 100
Languages: DUTCH / ENGLISH