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IN/FINITY, KMSKB and VUB host ‘through art we care’ on 28 February 2019, an international conference on innovative and inclusive practices in arts and health for professional art and health workers and researchers. The conference is taking place in Brussels at the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium. International keynote speakers including Norma Daykin, Anna Ledgard, Julie Rodeyns, Mari Linnman, Nigel Hartley and the ‘Made to Measure’ initiative will give an overview of the current field and discourse.

In the afternoon, debate will be opened up with thematic inspiration tables that each address a key question/topic that is very actual/relevant in the arts and health field. Artist Marie Brett has been invited to convene one of the round table discussions.

The morning programme is open to everyone while the afternoon programme has limited availability and is mainly aimed at professionals who are already active within the ‘arts and health’ field.

After the symposium there will be an opportunity to attend the opening of the ‘through art we care’ exhibition with an informal drink, performances, interventions and talks.

Programme and practical information:

Cost & registration
Admission: €5 (€20 including lunch)
Get your ticket here (this ticket is only valid for the morning programme).
Places for the afternoon are limited to professionals only. Please email your name and function to to register for the afternoon dialogue tables.

Over the past three years, the “IN/FINITY” project has invited artists across disciplines to work as resident artists at the TOPAZ palliative and supportive hospice of the Brussels University Hospital. The project explored how artists can create a dialogue within healthcare contexts (the facility, the staff, the patients) as a way to artistically explore what is possible in such a context and how it affects both the artists, patients and staff. Over these three years, a total of eight artists have completed a trajectory at TOPAZ and many more have briefly visited or come along with the residents. The exhibition shows not only the work created by the artists during these three years but also documents our/their approach and experiences in working within a healthcare facility. It addresses the questions that arose while working, the recurring themes that almost all of the artists started to explore, and the ways art became a catalyst to dialogue, inspiration and creativity at the hospice.

Dates: 28 February – 28 March 2019
Venue: De Markten, Oude Graanmarkt 5, 1000 Brussel.

“Through Art We Care” is an initiative of IN/FINITY in collaboration with Topaz, The Royal Museums of Fine Arts Brussels (KMSKB), The Free University of Brussels (VUB), Kaaitheater and De Markten, with support of the ‘Kunstendecreet’ of the Flemish Government.


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