we invite you to Jason Hendrik Hansma talks to Louwrien Wijers: a mental sculpture taking the form of a public talk between artist Louwrien Wijers and Shimmer’s co-director Jason Hendrik Hansma. Moving through the years of Wijers’ practice, their free-floating conversation will cover topics such as Wijers’ outlook on the making of art, science, spirituality, politics, economics, care, Celtic Polytheism, family, and friendship. Kindly join us on Saturday 13 April, 14:00-16:00 with a light meal cooked by Egon Hanfstingl.
The talk is presented in the context of LW/LW: Louwrien Wijers, Lawrence Weiner, and friends and especially for South Explorer (where art and cultural spaces in Charlois open their doors simultaneously). On Saturday 4 May the exhibition will come to a close with Eloise Sweetman talks to Louwrien Wijers (2-4pm). For more information on LW/LW kindly click here www.shimmershimmer.org/lwLouwrien Wijers (b. 1941, The Netherlands) was active in the international art movements Fluxus, Conceptual Art, Performance Art and Social Sculpture and wrote for the Museumjournaal, the Algemeen Handelsblad and Het Financieele Dagblad. In 1990 at the Stedelijk Museum she initiated the five-day panel of dialogues titled 'Art meets Science and Spirituality in a changing Economy’. Which included such artists, scientists, spiritual leaders and economists together, such as the Dalai Lama, Robert Rauschenberg, David Bohm, Stanislav Menshikov, John Cage, Ilya Prigogine, JCJ Vanderheyden, Francisco Varela, Mother Tessa Bielecki, Lawrence Weiner, Marina Abramovic, Fritjof Capra, Raimon Panikkar and H.J. Witteveen. Jason Hendrik Hansma (b. 1988, Pakistan) is an artist working with film, installation and photography. Exhibitions, performances, readings and screenings have been included in Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Rupert, Contemporary Art Centre Vilnius, Centre Georges Pompidou, Parc Saint-Léger Centre d'art Contemporain, Hordaland Kunstsenter, Centre International d'art et du paysage de l’île de Vassivière, Center For Contemporary Art Futura, Jan van Eyck and De Appel among others. Later this year, Jason will be an artist-in-residence at the Maison van Doesburg house in Meudon near Paris.