Public Space With A Roof

Jef Cornelis

Jef Cornelis is a film director living and working in Antwerp. Between 1963 and 1998 he worked as creator, director and scriptwriter for the Flemish public broadcasting company (VRT). Apart from being a television maker Jef Cornelis has been an active participant in the international art scene. Since the sixties he has been involved in various art initiatives (such as the alternative art space A379089, with Kasper König coordinating, and Panamarenko, James Lee Byars and Marcel Broodthaers participating). The films Cornelis has directed on art, architecture, literature, theater and opera include Picasso in Paris,1966; documenta 4, 1968; James Lee Byars, 1968/69; Marcel Broodthaers: Museum for 17th Century Art, 1969; Dutch Architecture, 1920 to 1940, 1971; documenta 5, 1972.