Book Launch | Archive Species
20 February 2019 at WIELS, Brussels
What: Book launch Archive Species—Bodies, Habits, Practices
When: 20 February 2019, 19:00–20:00
Where: The auditorium of WIELS, Contemporary Art Centre. Van Volxemlaan 354, 1190 Vorst, Brussels, Belgium
Presentaion by Willem Oorebeek
Conversation with Joke Robaard, Camiel van Winkel and Willem Oorebeek, moderated by Caroline Dumalin
On Wednesday 20th of February the book Archive Species—Bodies, Habits, Practices will be launched in WIELS. Artist Willem Oorebeek will respond to the book in a lecture. Afterwards authors of the book Joke Robaard and Camiel van Winkel will join Willem Oorebeek in a conversation, moderated by WIELS-curator Caroline Dumalin.
Archive Species is an inquiry into the representation of clothed bodies in print media since the 1970s. Artist Joke Robaard and writer Camiel van Winkel have been re-assembling and re-reading the vast archive of fashion and newspaper images that Robaard has collected since 1979. Together, they selected images from the archive and arranged them into dynamic series or cycles, generating new narratives and unexpected pathways of signification.