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Argos Centre for Art and Media

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© Argos Centre for Art and Media
Argos Centre for Art and Media
Werfstraat 13 rue du Chantier
B - 1000 Brussels
BE
Venue Type: Gallery


CURRENT EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS
September 23rd - December 23rd
Histories of a Picture to Come
Sirah Foighel Brutmann, Robert Capa, Eitan Efrat, Mekhitar Garabedian, Alfredo Jaar, Robert Lebeck, Xavier Lukomski, Hermann Pitz, Walid Ra'ad, Marc Riboud, Miguel Peres dos Santos, Sarah Vanagt, Katrien Vermeire, Roy Villevoye
September 23rd - December 23rd
QUICK FACTS
Open hours
Wed-Sun 11-6; Open late night until 21:00 every last Wednesday of the month.
Phone
+32 2 229 00 03
Fax
+32 2 223 73 31
Gallery type
Contemporary
DESCRIPTION

Argos was founded in 1989 for the purpose of stimulating and promoting audiovisual art; at present it is the country’s main source of reference for this type of artistic practice.

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Argos explores the relationship between art and media and how these influence our perception of the world. In a time when digital information overload, industrial populism and corporate branding set the tone, the arts centre devotes itself to new forms of visibility and publicity. Argos’ territory is comprised of the audiovisual and plastic arts, whereby much attention is given to the interface with other disciplines and to the conscious and alert association with evolutions within the information society.


Central to the workings is the artist, someone who defends critical singularities and confronts us with what is positioned outside of ourselves. Serving as an intermediary between the artist and the public, Argos strives to be a place for meeting, dialogue, and exchange. Its functions include production, conservation and archiving, as well as presentation – exhibitions, film and video showings, lectures and performances; additionally, Argos houses a public media library and provides a service for the international distribution of artists’ films, videos and multimedia installations.