Weapon Of Beauty


2010 in 10 – FIVE: Canvas Collectie – La Collection RTBF
January 14, 2010, 9:32 pm
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THIS IS THE FIFTH OF 10 POSTS ABOUT WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FORWARD TO IN 2010.

Belgian television channel Canvas just launched the second edition of De Canvas Collectie – a mix between the RCA Summer Show and the BBC’s School of Saatchi – where they issue an appeal to all creative folk, both the well-known and the unknown, to help produce a snapshot of todays art.
In 2008 a total of 4,500 candidates responded; the works of 250 of these were approved by a demanding jury and presented in an exhibition that attracted 15,000 visitors interested in getting an idea of the diversity and creativity of art in todays Flanders.

The idea caught on the other side of Belgiums linguistic divide and the French-language RTBF is now involved in the 2010 edition: the new, Belgium-wide project now includes a competition, television programs and, already, a retrospective at the Bozar from 07.05.2010 until 06.06.2010.

The 2008 revealed some really great artwork and the exhibition at the Bozar in Brussels was surprisingly good. Let’s hope the tv program is equally entertaining as 2 years ago and that the quality of the submitted work is equally high.

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