Craig Havens. Waterloo Battlefield (Freshly-Turned Soil), 2015

Archival Pigment Print on Cold Press Rag Paper, 110cm x 140cm



Craig Havens. New Countermonuments


Opening : Monday 30th of May, 6pm

50°49'19.50''N 4°21'25.53''E galerie de l'erg

Exhibition from Monday 30th of May to Wednesday 1st of June

Opening hours : from Noon to 4pm


Monuments are historically concerned with claiming a ground that cannot be challenged – seeking to maintain assumptions of singularity, centralization, legacy and perpetuity. Countermonumental strategies are those ways of working that embrace multiplicities, peripheries, temporality and impermanence.

The interplay between material forms and the immaterial presence of memory is a major concern in the work of Craig Havens - one which begs to be explored in terms of its ability to shape new forms of artistic expression and which describes the memorial effect of intentional ritual and even unintentional chaotic events.


The artist Craig Havens is Phd Candidate, Doctorate in Art and Sciences of Art, ED20

Joint Doctoral Program

Ecole supérieure des Arts - erg, Brussels 

UCL, Faculté de Philosophie, Arts et Lettres, Louvain-la-Neuve

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