The heart of the event is the exhibition ‘Vesalius. Imagining the body' in M – Museum Leuven. This exhibition will give you an insight into the life of this legendary anatomist and scientist. It will give you the opportunity to learn everything about his life and work, to take a look at his masterpiece ‘De Humani Corporis Fabrica’ and to analyse how Vesalius changed the perception of the human body and how his anatomical knowledge lives on in art and science.
At the same time, the first solo exhibition in Belgium of contemporary artist Markus Schinwald (Salzburg, 1973) opens in M.
Denise Vandevoort, alderwoman for culture of the city of Leuven
Vesalius gets under your skin in Leuven
Rik Torfs, rector of KU Leuven
Vesalius, alumnus of the university of Leuven
Visit to the exhibitions with curators Geert Vanpaemel and Eva Wittocx
Presentation of the multimedia wall ‘Landscape of body and life’ by Uta-Maria Ohndorf, General Manager of Roche Diagnostics Belgium, in the presence of professor Jean-Jacques Cassiman
Possibility for interviews with curator Geert Vanpaemel and contemporary artist Markus Schinwald
At 2.00 pm you can trace Vesalius’s footsteps during a walk through the city. The tour starts at the reception desk of M - Museum Leuven.
Please confirm your presence, your choice of afternoon programme and any requests for interviews at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Leopold Vanderkelenstraat 28
An initiative of KU[N]ST Leuven vzw, a cooperation between the city of Leuven and KU Leuven
In cooperation with M – Museum Leuven
Cultural partners: 30CC, Academie van het Leives Dialect, Alfagen, Braakland/Zhebilding, fABULEUS, Farmaleuven, M- Museum Leuven, KU Leuven, Festival van Vlaanderen Vlaams Brabant, VIB, Frascati Symphonic, Histaruz, Lectio, LUCA School of Arts, SLAC/Academie Beeldende Kunst, STUK,
UZ Leuven, Vormingplus Oost-Brabant, Werktank and Toerisme Leuven.