des IFFM, 1999-2021
Each year since 1999 the In Flanders Fields Museum in Ypres, Belgium, organises a residency for a contemporary artist who accepts to create new work that reflects the artist’s ideas or comments on war and peace and violence in general, or about the First World War specifically. The work has to be produced with the museum and is displayed as part of the permanent exhibition of the museum.
Creating contemporary art for and in an exhibition which is entirely dedicated to the First World War challenges the artists and their public in various ways.
In an online webinar for the European program Art For Remembrance, Piet Chielens, museum director, reflects on the experience the IFFM had and tries to define why the residence program has been beneficial to all parties involved.
The In Flanders Fields Museum
& its Artist in Residence Program (1999-2021)
During the webinar, Piet Chielens will present the Artist in Residence Program of the IFFM and introduce this year’s residency. Two short presentations on the artists and their creations, will be followed by a discussion with a focus on audience development, moderated by Chiara Isadora Artico from Io Deposito.
2 July 2021
18:00 – 20:00 CET