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In February at the Foundation

Concert - Live classical musicMonday 04/02 — 18:30


Sào Soulez Larivière © Joerg Alexander Reichardt

Born in 1998 in Paris, the Franco-Dutch violist Sào Soulez Larivière, began playing the violin at an early age. At the age of eight, he was accepted into Natasha Boyarsky’s class at Yehudi Menuhin School, where he switched to the viola in 2016.
Sào has participated in masterclass with Tabea Zimmermann, Jean Sulem, Nobuko Imai, Alexander Zemtsov, Gerard Caussé, among others, in music festivals such as the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, the Menuhin Festival in Gstaad, the Kronberg Academy Festival and the Verbier Academy Festival. Sào has won international competitions, including the North London Music Festival 1st Prize (2016, 1st Competition), the 24th Johannes Brahms International Competition (2017, 3rd Prize) and the Cecil Aronowitz International Viola Competition (2017, 3rd Prize and’Bach’ Prize). Since 2018, he has been a scholarship holder of the “Villa Musica” Foundation and the “Lucia-Loeser” Foundation. 

In partnership with the asbl MGConcerts

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Lecture followed by a dinnerSaturday 09/02 — 18:00 > 22:00

Lagunophorie III

Photo : Fabien Vallos - Étude préparatoire pour Lagunophorie III

In February and March, The Fondation Thalie invites FABIEN VALLOS to present two dinner-lectures on the food economy.

For this first event, we propose to think the modern and contemporary crisis of food from a conceptual relationship between consumption and non-consumption, between substance and non-substance. A dinner will follow, which will feature only one ingredient.

FABIEN VALLOS is theoretician, author, translator, publisher, artist and independent curator. He teaches philosophy at l’École Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie in Arles and l’École Supérieure d’Art in Angers. His theoretical work consists of developing a genealogy of the concept of inoperability as well as the development of a critical philosophy of work.

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Lecture-performanceSaturday 16/02 — 17:00 > 18:30

The General’s Stork

HEBA Y. AMIN at the panel "Mediterranean Tomorrows" © Adam Berry

The General’s Stork brings together historical accounts, Bible prophecies, colonial narratives and surveillance reports to investigate the contemporary conditions of a state paranoia that transformed a migratory bird into an international spy.

Heba Y. Amin (1980, Cairo) is an Egyptian artist, researcher and lecturer based in Berlin. She is co-founder of the Black Athena Collective, visual arts editor for the MIZNA newspaper (United States) and one of the artists behind the subversive action of graffiti on the set of the television series Homeland, which attracted the attention of the media worldwide (denouncing, in Arabic, the racism of the series). Heba Y. Amin has recently exhibited at the 10th Berlin Biennale, the 15th Istanbul Biennale, the Künstlerhaus Bethanien Berlin, the Kalmar Art Museum in Sweden, La Villette (Paris), among others.

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PhilosophyMonday 18/02 — 19:00

Des différentes formes de lecture du temps

Retake with Evidence, 2007, performed by Harvey Keitel, installation, film by James Coleman

Second encounter of the cycle Artwork, life and ways of being
A reading of the twentieth century and its heritage from art and commitment.

A whole twentieth century can be read in the tension between the exigency of the artwork and the anxiety of life and in the attempts to resorb each other, the surrealists (the resolution of life by the ‘art) to the situationists (the overcoming of art through life), two points of the century-old iceberg failed on the continent, drifting revolutions. These seminar sessions will aim through different examples to illuminate this knot of work and life.

Gilles Collard founded the journal Pylône in 2003. Since 2016, he has been professor of philosophy at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Visuels of la Cambre, where he is also the pedagogical director of the Atelier des écritures contemporaines. 

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MasterclassThursday 21/02 — 19:00

The Ten Murders of Josephine

© Rana Hamadeh

The Ten Murders of Josephine is an opera created by RANA HAMADEH, both performed at Rotterdam Theater in 2017 and unfolded as an exhibition at Witte de With in the same year. The exhibition, conceived as part of the narrative but also as the backstage, the opera’s assembly line, consists of objects and numerous sound installations where events and characters organize a dramaturgy through the spaces of the art centre in the form of an investigation. For this meeting, Rana Hamadeh will comment on her creative process and the deployment of the work in several places and temporalities.

Born in Lebanon and based in Rotterdam, RANA HAMADEH is a visual and performing artist. Her work focuses on the artist’s discourse, conversations and speech as an artistic medium, thus challenging the public’s position, as well as the limits, mechanisms and power of meaning production. She received the Prix de Rome in 2017. 

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