Founding of the ARGOS Centre for Art and Media, Brussels

Argos is founded for the purpose of stimulating and promoting audiovisual art; at present, it is the country’s main reference source for this type of artistic practice. During the first period, the organization focused on showing a wide variety of works within Belgium. In 1997, the first Argos Information Days are held, with great success, offering an annual preview of Belgian artist films and videos. In 2000, the video conservation program starts up. The first project includes more than 100 titles representing an important body of Belgian works from the 1970s. It is the beginning of a conservation effort that, to date, comprises more than 2,000 titles.