Symposium on the occasion of the publication Francis Alÿs. The Nature of the Game. This volume provides a multidisciplinary perspective to the many layers of Children’s Games. It includes an interview with Francis Alÿs and Rafael Ortega, a series of essays by well-known scholars and art critics, curatorial statements, and a logbook related to the presentation of Children’s Games at the Venice Biennale of 2022.
14:00 – 14:15: Welcome by WIELS Director Dirk Snauwaert and introduction by Gerard-Jan Claes and Stéphane Symons
14:15 – 15:30: Lectures by John Potter (University College London) and Jan Masschelein (KU Leuven)
15:30 – 16:00: coffee break
16:00 – 16:45: Lecture by Karen Lang (Royal Society of Arts)
16:45 – 17:00: concluding remarks