Stef Van Looveren (1992) is an Antwerp based artist. They studied Fine Arts at Central Saint Martins, London and Sint Lucas, Antwerp.

Stef Van Looveren’s practice translates itself into video installation, photo, collage and sculpture. Van Looveren uses the installations as an attempt to reflect and dismantle the performativity of our human behaviour, primarily within the notion of gender. Playfully mimicking our social conducts along with visual culture, the work moves towards a surreal gesture.



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Reopens 04.09-21.09.2019
What is femininity, what is feminine and what is female? What is masculinity, what is masculine and what is male?

In a society where everything changes and flows with hectic pace, the questions concerning the perception of the concept of the human body seem more current than ever.

What "must", "mustn't", "if it must" for the human body?

What is the power of visual media surfaces in the creation of the gendered feeling in (post)modern societies and how do the existing standards transform, if they do so?
How is "obvious", "natural", "normal" constructed when talking about the human body?

Finally, could the western way of thinking escape from its bipolar bases in the sense of male/female, good/evil, beautiful/ugly, white/black and so on, and if so, where would that lead? Disengagement from such stereotypes in the new social circumstances, although sometimes appears feasible, is usually hindered systematically by serving various interests.

The commonly accepted perceptions and standards for human bodies have generated a series of discussions, ideas, talks and debates about the naturalness, genre and uniqueness of their existence.

The art exhibition «Emfylo-ποιείν / to construct the Gender» becomes a common commentary site for the development of ideas about these and other contemporary questions. Each artist reflects, interprets and creates on the basis of whether gender (and/or sex) is eventually, in part or fully, a construction of human intellect.

The artworks of the exhibition are various manifestations of creative expression and lead to a production of words and images for a wide range of issues concerning diversity, roles and identities of all genders, and sometimes regarding the study of sexuality.

The show caustically comments what society considers "obvious". The "male/female" models unfold a political narrative about issues of limiting expression, thought and diversity, and ultimately the freedom to manage your own body.
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