Craig Havens. Waterloo Battlefield (Freshly-Turned Soil), 2015
Archival Pigment Print on Cold Press Rag Paper, 110cm x 140cm
Craig Havens. New Countermonuments
Opening : Monday 30th of May, 6pm
50°49'19.50N 4°21'25.53E galerie de l'erg
Exhibition from Monday 30th of May to Wednesday 1st of June
Opening hours : from Noon to 4pm
Monuments are historically concerned with claiming a ground that cannot be challenged – seeking to maintain assumptions of singularity, centralization, legacy and perpetuity. Countermonumental strategies are those ways of working that embrace multiplicities, peripheries, temporality and impermanence.
The interplay between material forms and the immaterial presence of memory is a major concern in the work of Craig Havens - one which begs to be explored in terms of its ability to shape new forms of artistic expression and which describes the memorial effect of intentional ritual and even unintentional chaotic events.
The artist Craig Havens is Phd Candidate, Doctorate in Art and Sciences of Art, ED20
Joint Doctoral Program
Ecole supérieure des Arts - erg, Brussels
UCL, Faculté de Philosophie, Arts et Lettres, Louvain-la-Neuve
Project Summary http://www.craighavens.com/PS.pdf