Conference Program


12:00 pm  Coffee & registration

1:00 pm     Welcome – Carl Van Eyndhoven (dean LUCA School of Arts)

1:10 pm     Opening word – Mieke Bleyen (KU Leuven)

1:30 pm     Session 1 – Chair: Liesbeth Decan (LUCA School of Arts)

Sandra Križić Roban (Institute of Art History, Zagreb): Elements of Humor in Proto- and Conceptual Photography in Croatia

Johan Pas (Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp): “Défense de photographier.” Parody as a Postmodern Strategy in Some European Artists’ Books, 1960s-70s

2:30 pm     Coffee break                        

2:45 pm     Session 2 – Chair: Nicola Setari (KU Leuven)

Thomas Mailaender (based in Paris and Marseille): Screening A Very Serious Job

Lieven Segers (based in Antwerp; MAD-Faculty, Hogeschool PXL, Hasselt – LUCA School of Arts, Genk): 8 words on making something good

3:45 pm     Coffee break

4:00 pm     Keynote lecture – Chair: Hilde Van Gelder (KU Leuven)

Louis Kaplan (University of Toronto): A Morbid Sense of Humor: Reflections on Photography’s Dark Comedy

5:00 pm     Break

8:00 pm     Lieven Gevaert Leerstoel Lectures (at deBuren, Leopoldstraat 6, 1000 Brussels) – Chairs: Mieke Bleyen (KU Leuven) & Liesbeth Decan (LUCA School of Arts)

Paulien Oltheten (based in Amsterdam): Centrifugal Thoughts

Hilde D’haeyere (KASK School of Arts, University College Ghent): CINEMACINE. Lecture on the Mechanisms of Screen Comedy

9:30 pm     Reception



9:30 am      Coffee & registration

10:00 am     Keynote lecture Chair: Edwin Carels (KASK School of Arts, University College Ghent)

Esther Leslie (Birkbeck University of London): Photography and Laughter’s Shattered Articulation                                   

11:00 am     Coffee break

11:15 am     Session 3 – Chair: Volkmar Mühleis (LUCA School of Arts)

Alexandra Olivia Tait (University College London): Düsseldorf’s Commedia dell’Arte: Artistic Self-Staging in polke/richter richter/polke (1966)

Ann Kristin Krahn (Braunschweig University of the Arts): Adding a Giggle: Lee Friedlander’s Practice of the “Shadow Self-Portrait”

Andrei Venghiac (based in Gothenburg): Reflections on the Concept of Play

12:45 pm     Lunch break

2:00 pm     Session 4 – Chair: Els Opsomer (LUCA School of Arts)         

Katarzyna Ruchel-Stockmans (Vrije Universiteit Brussel): The Art of Falling. Framing photographic humor in recent Polish art

David Helbich (based in Brussels): Being Part of the Problem is the Solution. Sharing and Conceptual Art. On “Belgian Solutions” and “Trying to Look Like a Building”

Kevin Atherton (based in Dublin; National College of Art and Design, Dublin): Performing the Performance Documentation 

3:30 pm     Closing remarks by Mieke Bleyen (KU Leuven) & Liesbeth Decan (LUCA School of Arts)

4:00 pm     Reception           



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