Nick Ervinck will speak during ‘Sculpture lives on – from Modernism to Globalisation’, Otterlo (NL)

Sculpture lives on: ‘from modernism to globalization’.

Curator: Anne Berk
Keynote speaker: Judith Collins

sculpture network’s International Forum is a networking opportunity for curators, artists, museum experts, gallerists, collectors and friends to meet, exchange and increase its professional knowledge about contemporary sculpture.

Thursday, 3 October
Museum Beelden aan Zee, Scheveningen – The Hague
Evening welcome, introduction by Jan Teeuwisse, director and exhibition visit “Contemporary Russian Sculpture”

Friday, 4 October
Conference Day: Kröller Müller Museum, Otterlo

The conference picks up on the anniversary exhibition “Top 75” of the Kröller Müller Museum and deals with the following topics:
In the 20th century, striving for the new and belief in progress resulted in abstract art and finally in an idea which needn’t be materialised. Was this the end of sculpture?

In the 21st century, contemporary sculpture is alive and kicking, developing in multiple directions. Whether reconnecting with traditions of the past, or embracing the future with digital techniques, it is spreading throughout the world, globalising through increased travel and Internet.

Keynote Speaker:
Judith Collins, Great Britain, former Curator of Tate, London and author of the benchmark “Sculpture Today” (Phaidon, 2007)

Further speakers:
Jaap Bremer, Netherlands, former deputy director of Kröller Müller Museum
Defne Ayas, Netherlands, Director of Witte de With
Eylem Aladogan, Netherlands, Artist
Nick Ervinck, Belgium, Artist
Heri Dono, Indonesia, Artist
Riyas Komu, India, Artist and founder of the first Indian Art Biennial

Included breaks provide opportunities for networking and a visit of the exhibition and the sculpture park.

Evening: Official conference dinner in Otterlo

Saturday, 5 October

Visiting day to experience Sculpture

Atelier van Lieshout, Rotterdam
sundaymorning ekwc and FABLAB, Den Bosch
DordtYart, Dordrecht

ABOUT Nick Ervinck

Nick Ervinck explores the borders between various media. He tries to find an interaction between virtual constructions and hand-made sculptures. A lot of different media are used by the artist such as: prints, video and digital drawings. They lead to the making of sculptural forms made of painted plaster, polyester and wood. In his digital prints and animations Nick Ervinck creates a surrealistic space by strange combinations of forms and by playing widely with volumes, proportions and colours.

Nick Ervinck (born 1981, lives and works in Belgium) creates huge installations, sculptures, prints, workdrawings and animated films. For several years he participated in many individual projects and group shows. In 2005 he received the Godecharle prize for Sculpture, in 2006 the Mais prize of the City Brussels and the prize for visual art of West-Flanders and in 2008 the Rodenbach fonds award.