On December 8th the renown artist-photographer Craigie Horsfield will give a lecture about his work and his view on art on the occasion of his exhibition in M HKA, the Antwerp Museum of Modern Art.
How may we understand art shifted on its axis? What is happening, why and how did this come about? How may we think about art’s experience, when art’s objects are so insistently present, appearing to limit changed understanding.
Craigie Horsfield photographs people, places and objects around him: his wife, friends, fragments of interiors and street images. The themes and style are sober, classical and timeless. The texture is sensual and black as charcoal. He aims to create a perfect image and it often takes years to complete a work. Although photography is an important part of his oeuvre, Craigie Horsfield certainly isn't merely a photographer. He always tries to set up a dialogue with the object. Many of his works came about as part of social projects. Over the last few years Horsfield turned his pictures into tapestries several times. Currently (from October 8th until January 2011) his photo's and tapestries of the Moscow Circus are exposed in th M HKA.
This lecture is part of a project on Craigie Horsfield, which UCSIA is organizing in cooperation with the University of Antwerp (philosophy of art), M HKA, the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Antwerp and Sint-Lucas Antwerp (Arts Department of College Karel de Grote).