MISSION & ACTIVITIES
The audiovisual and
visual arts constitute Argos' working area. This also entails that a lot of
attention is paid to the contact points with other art disciplines and the
conscious and cautious dealing with evolutions within the information society.
The artist is of central importance to the operation of Argos, being someone
who defends critical singularities and confronts us with what places us outside
of ourselves. As intermediary between the artist and the public, Argos is a
place for encounters, dialogue and exchange.
Argos has an international focus
and reach, both regarding the selection of artists as concerning its public,
without evens losing sight of the domestic evolutions and production. The
essence of the operation consists of an audiovisual collection, supported,
completed and contextualised by a full-fledged functioning as centre for the
arts and area of expertise. Argos' instruments for accomplishing this are an
active collection policy and the undertaking of the necessary actions on the
level of conservation and administration.
Linked to this, is Argos' diversified presentation and discursive platform through exhibitions, a public media library, film and video screenings, lectures, performances and the international distribution of films, video's and multimedia installations by artists. In collaboration with a relevant and international network, Argos is also a (post-)production platform and educative programs are developed for the specific target groups.