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  • Jef Cornelis, De Straat (The Street), 1972, 16 mm transferred to video, color and black-and-white, sound, 39 minutes 30 seconds.

    Jef Cornelis

    Argos Centre for Art and Media

    The importance of what Jef Cornelis produced during his career at the BRT—the Belgian Radio and Television company, later renamed the Flemish Radio and Television company—can hardly be overestimated. Between 1964 and 1998, Cornelis directed more than two hundred documentaries, film essays, and live broadcasts on modern art, architecture, and other topics in the cultural domain. “Inside the White Tube. A Retrospective View on the Television Work of Jef Cornelis” gave an overwhelming image of four decades of television historiography. Although today it is tempting to look at this exhibition

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