Are you ready to challenge yourself? Ambitious creatives are invited to participate in CK#10 to share ideas, projects or products in front of a jury and an interested audience. In the last edition of Common Knowledge this season, we put you and your idea in the spotlight!
In the last edition of Common Knowledge 2013-2014 cultural professionals with interesting ideas and projects are in the spotlight. A team of coaches helped creatives to prepare the best pitch, which their are going to present in front of a jury and advisory board, and of course nice audience. The judges will value the presenters and the advisory board gives them immediate feedback. Common Knowledge #10 takes place Wednesday 25th June, in the beautiful Stadhuis of Maastricht, from 19:00 until 23:00. Jury Marcella Pinckers | Province of Limburg Martijn Kagenaar | Zuiderlicht Wouter Jacobs | The Artist and the Others & Calder Holding B.V.
The creatives who are going to present their ideas and projects are…
Fernando Zabala Algarra, Jonas De Boeck & Quentin Delvigne | Binnovart | Waterloo, Belgium
Binnovart is an online platform dedicated to the promotion of artists, offering a meeting space between up and coming artists, collectors, art lovers and investors from the whole world. A precise and continuously updated information is given, allowing anyone to make the right purchase at the right time.
Joey Rademakers and Roel Slabbers | De Nieuwe Context – Issues | Maastricht De Nieuwe Context – Issues is an independent platform for architectural phenomena that establishes links between design practice and academic discourse. The critical reflection on architectural phenomena is placed through terms and project into usable cultural context. No distinction is made between past disciplines as interior architecture, architecture or urban planning, but rather the experience and perception of our environment is the starting point of a profound interdisciplinary approach to space and place. This approach is expressed through self published articles in which each time a relevant issue is treated. Not to propagate some new reality or ideology but to explore, understand and make issues applicable from a personal fascination. We don’t see our readers as outsiders, but as congenial participants who accomplishes a knowledge dossier and network by contributing to articles (by commentary or by adding relevant articles).
Martijn Riksen | Visual artist | Maastricht
Martijn Riksen is an artist graduated from ABK academy in Maastricht. “My work is all about consistency, methodology, form study and repetition. Each painting depicts the same kind of iconographic loaded ritual, in which the reference to the human body through abstracted, stylized, symbolic objects play the leading role. In each work, these elements are arranged in a new relation.
Manu Di Martino | OKUS Lab | Liege, Belgium
Manu Di Martino is an artist with an unusual career. As a former researcher in biochemistry and genetics at the University of Liège, he starts dancing late on in life – at the age of 24. As dancer and choreographer, he comes in contact with various dance styles but he specializes in urban dances. He becomes then video-maker / visual artist and founds the company OKUS (visual arts and dance) in 2004. His projects are always organized around research and interdisciplinary: hip hop and contemporary dance, videography, photography.
Bart Dekker | Caracola | Maastricht
Caracola is a social enterprise that enlivens empty spaces with creative and sustainable projects. Structural vacancy brings a great opportunity for creative, cultural, sustainable and social initiatives to find a temporary, affordable or even free space to develop. By mobilizing our network of cultural creatives and our connections to the municipality, we help such initiatives to find and access appropriate vacant spaces and to maintain, renovate and transform these former empty spaces into lively places that make a positive contribution to the local community and the environment.