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At deBuren captivating guests cross swords in order to give inspiring contributions to the public debate, on topics ranging from the cultural, academic and political field. Apart from organizing lectures, debates and exhibitions, we also stimulate the virtual debate through columns by a wide range of authors.

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We compassionately encourage you to critically reflect and comment on the columns posted by the chosen authors. But on open ground: under your own name or under a pseudonym known by our web editorial department. deBuren always maintains the right to remove posts that, in our view, do not support an open and honest debate.

Graphic column: 'Talking Jiberish'

Written by deBuren on 7 April 2011

Now that we can see and feel the sun again in all its glory, everyone at deBuren wants to go outside and sit at pavement cafés – wonderfully relaxed while people watching… and overhearing? This month ILAH illustrates the suffering that sometimes accompanies this relaxing pastime…

Graphic column: 'Love' by ILAH

Written by deBuren on 22 February 2011


How did you spend your Valentine’s day? Red roses? Moonlight? This week ILAH painted a more realistic picture of love.

Graphic column: Little Night Pony

Written by deBuren on 20 January 2011

In 2010 several Flemish and Dutch artists made beautiful graphic columns for deBuren. You can view these visual pearls by Barbara Stok, Steve Michiels, Michiel van de Pol, Maaike Hartjes, Matei Branea, Brecht Evens and Daniel Ginelli on our website. This year we continue the graphic columns in a slightly different way. One artist will make a topical visual commentary for every month of the year. A new permanent, yet familiar face will join us: Ilah.

Graphic column (2): 'Breakfast' by Brecht Evens

Written by deBuren on 9 November 2010

The second graphic column by Brecht Evens, winner of the first Willy Vandersteenprijs (2010), immediately rang a couple of art historical bells. What (or whom) does this image remind you of?

Graphic column (1): 'MultiMerkel' by Daniel Ginelli

Written by deBuren on 28 October 2010

The multicultural society is not only a hot potato in Flanders and The Netherlands, but also in other European countries. In his graphic column the artist Daniel Ginelli comments on the statement made by Angela Merkel last week.

Graphic column (1): 'Residence' by Brecht Evens

Written by deBuren on 28 October 2010

Now that fall has come to stay, it seemed appropriate to cheer you up with some visual pearls. The first graphic column of this fall will take you to a luscious location. Brecht Evens, winner of the first ‘Willy Vandersteenprijs’ (2010), sent us this beautiful drawing. Will you dream along with us?

Graphic column: 'Time is a Chair'

Written by Matei Branea on 23 June 2010

TIME IS A BOOK is a project founded by artists Dirk Braeckman and Els Dietvorst. Time Travel spread over 300 books internationally. deBuren went to Bucharest and posed these questions to four young artists. Can art be engaged? Can you, as an artist, still be radical? Today, anarchistic cartoonist Matei Branea responds under the title ‘Time is a chair'.

Graphic column (4): 'Green tree' by Maaike Hartjes

Written by deBuren on 7 June 2010

This week the fourth graphic column by Maaike Hartjes: 'Green tree'

Graphic column (3): 'Billboard, billworld' by Maaike Hartjes

Written by deBuren on 1 June 2010

This week the third graphic column by Maaike Hartjes: 'Billboard, billworld'

Graphic column (2): 'In the back of the closet' by Maaike Hartjes

Written by deBuren on 25 May 2010

This week the second graphic column by Maaike Hartjes: 'In the back of the closet'

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