Jef Cornelis

29 Oct 2016 - 08 Jan 2017

Jef Cornelis: Obras para Televisão (1964-1997)
vista da exposição na Culturgest Porto, 2015
Fotografia: Filipe Braga
Obras para Televisão (1964-1997)
29 October – 8 January 2017

Curator Koen Brams

After its presentation at Culturgest in Porto, the film work of Jef Cornelis (Antwerp, 1941) can now be viewed and studied in Lisbon. Between 1963 and 1998, Jef Cornelis worked as Director for the Flemish public broadcasting company VRT. In those 35 years, Cornelis accomplished an impressive body of work, composed of more than 200 films, dealing with an extraordinary broad range of subjects, such as visual arts, literature, theatre, architecture and urbanism, as well as a variety of social, cultural and philosophical issues. Within the restrictive framework of VRT, Cornelis succeeded in investigating and challenging the medium of television and the public sphere in general. Jef Cornelis – TV Works (1964-1997) comprises more than 70 films (with English subtitles), which can be watched individually. A website about the oeuvre of Cornelis can be consulted. Each film is properly introduced in a brochure which is chronologically ordered.
Jef Cornelis – TV works (1964-1997) is a coproduction with Argos, Centre for Art and Media.

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