25 June 2017






Ive Stevenheydens, Curator & Communication ARGOS, Mira Sanders and Rolf Quaghebeur, Directeur general ARGOS, at the award ceremony on Saturday, June 24th, 2017, LUCA School of Arts, Brussels.

14 June 2017
Price AICA-be best exhibition 2016

Mira Sanders, 'Inland Voyages in An Inland Voyage', ARGOS, Brussels

The Belgian Association of Art Critics has re-launched in 2016 its prize "Best Exhibition Award" of the previous year. The prize is awarded to a consolidated exhibition that makes a significant contribution to today's art discourse, which is selected from a shortlist of five exhibitions pre-established by the board of directors on which the 115 affiliated art critics can cast their votes.

This year ABCA / BVKC awarded the prize for the best exhibition of 2016 to "Inland Voyages in An Inland Voyage" by Mira Sanders, which took place in the fall of 2016 in ARGOS, Brussels.

The exhibition 'Inland Voyages in An Inland Voyage' originated from a fascination of Mira Sanders for the travel story An Inland Voyage (1878) by Robert Louis Stevenson. Sanders translated Stevenson's writings into "a subjective map" presented by a juxtaposition of images (text, video, drawings, scale model and sound). Several navigation options in 'An inland voyage' were investigated and offered. She also invited the artists Gudný Rósa Ingimarsdóttir, Filip Berte, Jan Kopp, Erwan Mahéo and Cédric Noël to draw this imaginary landscape with her.

The prize will be presented on Saturday, June 24th at the LUCA School of Arts - Campus Sint-Lukas Brussel, at 1:30 pm, accompanied by a speech and reception. The ceremony will be held in the presence of Mira Sanders, Rolf Quaghebeur, General Director, and Ive Stevenheydens, Curator & Communication, ARGOS.

From 2:00 pm, there will be the possibility to visit the LUCA Graduation Show.
At 3:00 pm one can also attend the lecture of Mieke Bal, 'The artist as a co-maker'.
More info at:
LUCA School of Arts, rue des Palais 70, 1030 Brussels

3 January 2017

This symposium will recall the historical process of the relationship between words and images, highlighted by René Magritte in his manifesto Les mots et les images of 1929.

It will highlight the current artistic resonances of this founding writing, which continues to put its mark on many an artist.


7 December 2016
Presentation Award for Young Art Criticism 2016

The Prijs voor de Jonge Kunstkritiek is an incentive for a new generation of critics and essayists from the Dutch-speaking area, who write about contemporary art. The award is an initiative of de Appel arts center Amsterdam, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art Rotterdam and the Mondriaan Fund, in collaboration with Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, STUK - Huis voor Dans, Beeld en Geluid Leuven, M HKA - Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp and Van Abbemuseum Eindhoven.


Friday, December 16, 2016 at 04:30pm
M HKA, Leuvenstraat 32 Antwerp

Free entrance - In Dutch

Reservations for the ceremony is mandatory.

Send before 14 December an e-mail with your full name, email address and phone number to stating 'Award Prize for Young Art Criticism December 16, 2016 @M HKA’.

More info at

6 August 2016

The XLIX th Congress of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA) will take place in Havana, Cuba, between October 11 – 15, 2016. A post-Congress tour outside the Cuban capital will follow, October 16-17.

The Congress, organized by AICA International together with AICA Cuba, is the first in the history of AICA (established in 1950) to be held in Cuba. The Cuban section of AICA was created in the 1986 and reconstituted in 2014. The Congress’s main venues will include the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, the Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Wifredo Lam, and the Casa de los Américas, all located in Havana. The opening ceremony will take place at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes on the evening of October 11, 2016.

On Thursday October 13, a one-day symposium on the theme “New Utopias: Art, Memory and Context” will be hosted by the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes with the participation of leading art critics and art historians from around the world. Other events will include panel discussions on the past, present and the future of the Havana Biennial and on the history of AICA chapters in the Caribbean, as well as visits to local artists’ studios, galleries, museums, and art schools.

The full program is available on AICA's website.

11 June 2016

Martin Germann (S.M.A.K.), Philip Van Den Bossche (Mu.ZEE) and Lili Dujourie at the award ceremony on Saturday, June 11th, 2016, Maison Grégoire.

1 June 2016
AICA-be Award best exhibition 2015

After a long absence, the annual honorary AICA-be Award for best exhibition 2015 will be granted once again on Saturday, June 11 at Maison Grégoire, Dieweg 292, Uccle.

The Award goes to the double exhibition “Lili Dujourie. Folds in time – Plooien in de tijd“, S.M.A.K., Ghent and Mu.ZEE, Ostend.

At 2 pm, the Award will be conferred on the artist and curators of the double exhibition, in the presence of Lili Dujourie, Martin Germann (S.M.A.K.) and Phillip Van den Bossche (Mu.Zee).

After the ceremony and speech, a reception is provided.

8 January 2015
Presidential election

During the XLVII AICA International Congress, South Korea October 2014 the presidential election of AICA International found place. Marek Bartelik (AICA-USA) was elected for a second term. Marjorie Allthorpe-Guyton (AICA-UK) was elected as the new Secretary General.
More on the AICA International website.

23 September 2014
AICA International Presidential Elections 2014

Voting for the International President of AICA is now taking place.

Members are encouraged to take part in elections; the candidates’ are Marek Bartelik and Jin Sup Yoon. To view their applications, go to the AICA International website.

To vote, members must send their voting papers to the ABCA BVKC Secretary by 26 September.

To vote, please download it from the AICA International website. Then please choose one of the three options, place it in an anonymous blank envelope, and send it inside an envelope with your name and section (ABCA BVKC) clearly marked on to Joan Vandenberghe (in a third envelope) by September 26th (Malie vd Topweg| Mail du Topweg 7/3E, 1090 JETTE); the President will then take them with her to the AICA International Congres. Having checked the names, the bureau then will discard all except the inmost envelope to ensure anonymity.

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