On 1 September, we announced that HART magazine will be renamed GLEAN. With a new name and location, the launch of the first issue of GLEAN marks a new and exciting phase.
A new name and office
Last summer, our editorial team moved into a building next to the L'Académie royale des beaux-arts in the heart of Brussels. It was the first step towards realising a long-held dream: making an international art magazine based in Brussels.
From 1 September, we will continue our work under a new name: GLEAN. To ‘glean’ means ‘to gather information or material bit by bit’, an activity and practice that reflects our new editorial slogan, ‘Art is Slow Attention’. The new name is also a reference to the documentary Les glaneurs et la glaneuse (2000) by Brussels-born filmmaker Agnès Varda (1928-2019).
GLEAN will continue to appear ten times a year: six times in Dutch and, starting in September, four times in English, as a quarterly magazine. Our designers are busy creating a new website. You'll soon be able to find our articles on our digital platform.
Guest Editor: Hamedine Kane
For each issue of GLEAN, we invite an artist to serve as Guest Editor, and to connect us with two writers and a visual artist who are important to their practice. The Guest Editor for the September issue is Hamedine Kane, who has asked philosopher and theorist Seloua Luste Boulbina, writer Orcel Makenzy and visual artist Brahim Tall to contribute.
Kane lives and works between Brussels and Dakar. Through his practice, he frequents borders, not as signs and factors of impossibility, but as places of passage and transformation. Kathleen Weyts spoke with him on the eve of the opening of the Kaunas Biennial in Lithuania.
Drie vrouwen op sleutelposities in Brussel
Zoë Gray, Kasia Redzisz and Helena Kritis are each taking on new leadership positions at Bozar, KANAL and WIELS, respectively. Els Roelandt met with the three to discuss new horizons looming for the Brussels art scene and how to work together sustainably.
Nieuwe kunstenaarseditie: Marie José Burki
The cover image for the first issue of GLEAN is by Marie José Burki. The photograph is also published as a limited artist edition for GLEAN. Untitled (2019) is a colour print on Baryta paper produced by KZG Brussels, measuring 35,83 cm x 55 cm. The print is numbered and signed by the artist in an edition of 15.
The price of the edition is € 1.500, incl. VAT. The edition is on view by appointment at our office at Zuidstraat 146 rue du Midi, 1000 Brussels. Purchasing our artist editions enables us to keep publishing GLEAN magazine. Order your print at editions.glean.art.
The weekend of 8 and 9 September saw the start of the Brussels cultural season with the Brussels Gallery Weekend. A wonderful opportunity to continue our podcast series. We spoke with artists who opened new exhibitions, including Charles Stankievech at KIN, Emmanuel Van der Auwera at Harlan Levey Projects and Francis Alÿs at WIELS. In the first episode, Els Roelandt and Bas Blaasse talk to artist Heide Hinrichs about her new show at Galeria Jaqueline Martins. Stay tuned and find us on your regular podcast platforms.
Also in this issue are contributions bt and about Edith Dekyndt, Lucia Bru, Melissa Gordon, Albert Baronian, Anna Smolak, Billy Bultheel, Marnie Slater, Huma Babha, Carsten Höller, Chantal Akerman, Marcel Broodthaers and many more. Buy your issue here or take out a subscription.
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