Hans Theys is een twintigste-eeuws filosoof en kunsthistoricus. Hij schreef en ontwierp tientallen boeken over het werk van hedendaagse kunstenaars en publiceerde honderden essays, interviews en recensies in boeken, catalogi en tijdschriften. Al deze publicaties zijn gebaseerd op samenwerkingen of gesprekken met de kunstenaars in kwestie.

Dit platform werd samengesteld door Evi Bert (Centrum Kunstarchieven Vlaanderen). Het kwam tot stand in samenwerking met de Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten in Antwerpen (Onderzoeksgroep ArchiVolt), M HKA, Antwerpen en Koen Van der Auwera. Met dank aan Idris Sevenans (HOR) en Marc Ruyters (Hart Magazine).

ESSAYS, INTERVIEWS & REVIEWS

Walter Swennen - 2015 - Long Live the Housewife! [EN, interview],
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Hans Theys


Long live the housewife!
Mini-conversation with Walter Swennen


Swennen: “I spent a good part of the summer brooding about the end of the art of painting until I heard that new cave paintings, which are 40,000 years old, had been found in Spain. Then I thought that if forty thousand years ago there were people looking at these paintings and asking each other how they had done them and where they had found that beautiful earth, this strange activity would continue so long as there are people on earth. Yet amazement that the world is not disintegrating stayed with me, until I had a second thought. What holds the earth together, I mused, is that there are housewives everywhere who go shopping every day. And then I did this painting.”  


Montagne de Miel, August 2nd 2015