Antwerp Art Weekend 2018

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Antwerp Art Weekend 25 – 27 May 2018


Antwerp Art Weekend At its fourth edition, art venues in and around Antwerp are putting their hands together to celebrate contemporary art. Experience the city and its flourishing art scene with over 60 galleries, art spaces, museums, temporary exhibitions and art events during this intense, three day, citywide manifestation.

General opening hours: 25 May, Friday 12h−21h 26−27 May, Saturday and Sunday 12h−18h

Note: Some museums and spaces keep to their regular opening hours and entrance fees.

De Studio 25—27 May

1 Maarschalk Gerardstraat 4, 2000 Antwerp

De Studio functions as a central location for the Antwerp Art Weekend, hosting exhibitions, talks and de Nacht van de Beeldende Kunst or the Night of the Visual Arts. For every event in De Studio, Antwerp Art invited a curator. The curators for this years edition are ABC Klubhuis for the visual arts exhibition, Helena Kritis and Liene Aerts for the video exhibition, Federico Acal for performance, Louise Osieka for the artist talks and the Ekster label for the Night of the Visual Arts. Weekend Met Abc Well then dear visitor, and well-come! As you can see around you, and probably feel in your very bones,

the annual Antwerp Art Weekend is upon us yet again! And this time around the ABC Klubhuis will join in for the ride, organizing an unforgettable three-fold adventure on the marvelous second floor of DE Studio. The guests, including you dear reader(!), will be guided through three spaces. In the first one you will encounter an exhibition exquisite, in which works by a selection of wonderful artists will be on display. In the next room a veil will be lifted, revealing through videos some “behind the scene” moments from the art world. Finally, in the third room, at the far end, of your journey you will find yourself in the bosom of an ABC festival-lounge/museum-store, where Peter Paul Rubens alone knows what will take place! So! Sounds pretty good right? Sure, sure... Sure does, but! As we all know, the Antwerp Art Weekend, like the rare flower it is, only blooms for a very short time, in fact, only a weekend! As

you may have already deducted. Therefore, you must clear your head and organize your time or, like a beautiful flower floating down the river Schelde, let the current guide your travels. Either way, we hope you find your way to DE Studio and join us in a toast to art, the roar of the Schelde and friendships of all kinds. ABC Klubhuis is an artist run exhibition space situated in the fair town of Antwerpen. We opened our doors last year and make a little splash every other month or so. Well then and well now, thank you for this moment ;) Have a good one and see you all around! Yours truly, ABC Klubhuis. List of artists: Philip Aguirre, Sophie Anson & Veronik Willems, David Bernstein, Bloeme Van Bon, Deborah Bowman, Emma Heiðarsdóttir, Pieter Jennes, Valérie Mannaerts, Bram Van Meervelde, Benny Van den Meulengracht - Vrancx, Sophie Nys, OAOA , Sharon Van Overmeiren, Tom Poelmans, Sarah & Charles, Charline Tyberghein, Wim Wauman.

Just sitting around in the studio While the Antwerp Art Weekend unfolds above our heads, ‘Just not a painter, if you don’t start out with some canvas, you do all sitting around in the studio’ brings together a series of video kinds of things – you sit in a chair or pace around. And then the works in the former underground vault of DE Studio. We find the artists in the setting of a museum or a studio, questioning themselves and the institutional constellations they are a part of, performing themselves or assuming guises. With body, hands, gaze, or voice, they animate the otherwise empty and darkened basement. They shed light on the contours of their work and, from there, on the outlines of their places of production and presentation. Discrepancies between studio and museum are put into perspective, critiqued and torn down, or smoothed down, ridiculed and fictionalized. This engenders tactile journeys of discovery, abstract questions, critical statements, minimal actions or absolutely nothing at all. Artist Bruce Nauman described this quest as follows: “If you see yourself as an artist and you function in a studio and you’re

question goes back to what art is? And art is what an artist does, just sitting around in his studio.” In the spirit of this “just sitting around in the studio”, the artists here take the time to pause and question, to embody someone else, call up a memory, feel a sculpture, or translate a painting into words. Presenting works by Johann Arens, Bruce Nauman, Laure Prouvost, Andrea Fraser, Yann Vanderme, Maya Kosa & Sergio Da Costa, Guillaume Bijl, Kitty Kamp, Emily Vey Duke & Cooper Battersby and others. Curated by Liene Aerts & Helena Kritis Support by Vidisquare, KIOSK, Beursschouwburg, Ludo Engels AV, M HKA


Johann Arens, Marte e Venere - A Hand Held Monument, 2013, Courtesy of the artist


Courtesy of ABC Klubhuis

The Water, The Soil, The Jungle For the fourth edition of the Antwerp Art Weekend, we’ve asked main characters are hybrid beings. Its actants submit themselves Federico Acal, artist and founder of website Art, to be into being human, animal, plant, organic, and artificial at the same the curator of the Performance part of DE Studio. He invited the Turkish artist Müge Yilmaz to bring an impactful, ongoing piece. ‘The Water, The Soil, the Jungle’ is part of a series of works whose

time. They dive into visibility, perspectivism and genderlessness while floating between performance and sculpture.

Nacht van de Beeldende Kunst: 5 Years Ekster For Nacht van de Beeldende Kunst, or the Night of the Hiele (Ekster) VisualtheArts, we invited Ekster, who is celebrating their fifth “Intricate, flighty patterns of footwork underpin and inform a

anniversary, with a night centered around sonic electronic broad range of almost jazz-wise, pastoral toned arrangements explorations of some of their close associates. filleted with a skilled touch.” (Boomkat) Hiele’s music surfaces in the form of hard to pinpoint elec Live performances tronica, build on a long time obsession for synthetic sound TCF (Pan–Ekster) creation and jazz studies. On stage Hiele plays with expec“Norwegian experimental electronic producer TCF, who legally tation, going past what is considered conventional, blending changed his name to Lars The Contemporary Future Holdhus improvisational and classical elements into a no-nonsense works primarily as a visual artist, and considers the music he personal idiom. makes as TCF as part of a wider project. Software-derived, billowing electronics and synths feel explicitly arranged and, DJ act while obviously sharing characteristics with artists like Arca Nosedrip (Stroom) and Tim Hecker, it strips away all the club references of the “Ostend-based artist Nosedrip, real name Ziggy Devriendt, is former and much of the romanticism of the latter. Abstrac- one of the most interesting figures to have risen out of Belgium ted blocks of sound, shards of digital noise and synth rivulets in recent times. The Belgian DJ and curator is also the founder shiver, swell and circle, reaching rhythmic crescendo before of STROOM, a record label focused on giving new life to some dissolving. Whatever algorithm guides the music, he’s audibly of Belgium’s most iconic producers of the past century—an outlet via which Ziggy can deploy his colourful personality, love refining it.“ (The Fader) and interest for music and his urge to share it with a wider audience.” (Inverted Audio) SAGAT (Vlek–Bepotel) “Peering at the dance floor from its fringes, SAGAT has offeSaturday 26 May red an eccentric view of the techno world. Each of his EP’s has covered a broad stylistic range and their tone is shadowy and cryptic... somewhere between the groovy minimalism of 21h00—22h30 Nosedrip Berlin’s late 00’s garage infatuation and the more lightweight 22h30—23h30 Milan W. shuffle of post-Burial electronica. It’s an interesting enough zone, but when the pulse slows to a stoned head-nod on dub 23h30—00h30 TCF techno closer to “Organs”, the change of pace is welcome. SAGAT, it seems, works best when showing breadth and depth 00h30—01h30 Hiele of his talents.” (Resident Advisor) 01h30—02h30 SAGAT Milan W. (JJ Funhouse–Ekster) 02h30—end Nosedrip “These sounds let your melted brain walk towards every light you can find in that dark tunnel. Every jam a bit more complex than usual… Excess is trimmed away and the crispy rhythm programming is pulling you deeper and deeper into the melodic fog of heavenly layered synths.” (Meakusma)

Antwerp Art Radio “Because we need to talk – Allow words to happen” For the first time Antwerp Art abandons its well scheduled series of lectures taken place in a closed off, slightly dimmed auditorium. Antwerp Art Radio, established by curator Louise Osieka, is a non-physical public space where through sincere encounters and in-depth conversations the margins of a narrative are made accessible.

Antwerp Art Radio prefers anecdotes, details, biographies, confessions, gossip and memories as tools to sketch and reflect upon artistic practices. You’ll be able to listen to all podcasts on our Soundcloud account: All podcasts are made in close collaboration and with the support of Yannick Franck, Demon Breder and ESRA Brussels.


5 Years Ekster logo, Courtesy of Ekster


Müge Yilmaz,The Water, The Soil, The Jungle, 2017, Courtesy of the artist


(re)D. 2 Metamodern Apparatuses 25 May–23 June

Mechelsesteenweg 4, 2000 Antwerp T +32 478 258 044,,

Fenduq, his atelier, in Marrakesh. There, together with a team of Moroccan master craftsmen, the African born Belgian artist has initiated a consistent sculptural interrogation of the role of craft within the field of contemporary art. For his first solo exhibition at (re)D., van Hove will showcase several recent works as well as prototypes of his acclaimed Mahjouba, an electric moped made for the local market on a grand scale. Through the Mahjouba the artist hopes to create a decentralized manufacturing model enabling Morocco’s nearly three million active Metamodern apparatuses craftsmen to reconcile with recent industrial history and find After years of traveling, artist Eric van Hove established the a new role for themselves in contemporary Moroccan society. The mission of (re)D. gallery is primarily the promotion of mid-career Belgian artists, in Belgium and abroad. The gallery also supports young international talent by inviting them as guest artists in group shows. In terms of content, two main topics are addressed, with artists inspired by the landscape juxtaposed with socio-politically engaged artists. The gallery focuses on painting and drawing, but is also open to other forms of expression.

AIR Antwerpen


The Living Room: Maurice Doherty and Ksenija Jovisecic 25 May–27 May

Kielsevest 23-25, 2018 Antwerp T +32 483 163 939,,

AIR Antwerpen is an independent residency program for international and local visual artists. Each year AIR Antwerpen invites artists to live and work in this environment for periods between three and six months. AIR Antwerp is a self-reflexive residency. Depending on the needs of the artist and the character of their production process, AIR Antwerpen adjusts its way of working. Next to the initiation of artists from abroad AIR Antwerpen also organizes opportunities for Belgian artists to work abroad. Its visual program, which takes place inside and outside of The Living Room, researches experimental ways of how to present a work in progress, site-specific action and the artistic thinking process.

Maurice Doherty and Ksenija Jovisevic share the same interest in the basics of existence. Maurice Doherty (°1972, IRL) is a conceptual video artist who explores our basic actions and activities, transforming them into dark slapstick films. By using recognizable media such as neon signs and advertising he sends out ironic messages who make you laugh at first, but think afterwards. Ksenija Jovisevic (°1988, RS) started with painting and drawing, but soon evolved into photography, film and installation. During the residency she focuses on borders and how we imagine what lies behind them. How future deals with imagination, while the past becomes a construction of memory.

Annette De Keyser Gallery


Resonance Room 4 21 April–23 June

Generaal Belliardstraat 19, 2000 Antwerp T +32 476 333 934,,

For 25 years the gallery has brought together seemingly different Belgian and foreign artists for the strength, authenticity and honesty of their work. Most important however, is their ability to create a positive, uplifting experience. Their works have to be tools for transformation: they have to be mirrors to reach, to touch and to awaken the soul.

the week only be open by appointment. In this way, the visitors will have all the time they need to feel the uplifting energy of light, colour and sound. Make an appointment so you can be touched in heart and soul. Open up to inner growth and transformation.

Resonance Room 4 A group exhibition with Robert Cash, Marc Claes, Nassermann, Oliviero Rainaldi, Francesco Russo, ManfreDu Schu, Mariëlle A Changing World, A New Approach To offer a profound and unique experience, the gallery will during Soons, Lore Vanelslande, Lotte Vanhamel.

Annie Gentils Gallery Les beaux contes font les bons amis, les mots comptent pour les faux amis 15 April–17 June

5 Peter Benoitstraat 40, 2018 Antwerp T +32 477 756 721,,

After running the experimental art space Montevideo in the harbor of Antwerp (1980-1984), the Annie Gentils Gallery opened its doors in the centre of Antwerp in 1985. Today, the gallery presents contemporary multimedia and conceptual work, as well as painting and sculpture and continues to show the artists it has worked with in the early nineteen eighties, while it presents and works with new talents.

next to unknown older works. Guy Rombouts, (1949-, Geel, Belgium) seems to make a comment on how the flatness of letters and words can create a reality and make that reality non-existing without the words, in line with what the “linguistic relativity principle” suggests. Rombouts does this by inventing a new alphabet; the Azart, a name that refers to A-Z art, but also to the French word “hasard” meaning coincidence. In Azart each letter is translated by a corresponding line, on the basis of the Les beaux contes font les bons amis, first letter of the word which describes the line. A is angular, B is barred, C is curve, D is deviation and Z is a zigzag line. New les mots comptent pour les faux amis New works and experiments by Guy Rombouts will be exposed works on paper with the AZART colours will be on view.


Marc Claes,SCULPTURE I, 2006, Courtesy of Annette De Keyser Gallery Guy Rombouts, It suuuuucks, 2018, Courtesy of Annie Gentils Gallery

Eric van Hove, BMW 7-series 760i intake manifold, 2018. Courtesy the Artist & Voice Gallery/Marrakech. Maurice Doherty, Don’t let the bastards get you down, 2017, courtesy the artist

Artelli Gallery


Touch: 17 May–7 July Disclosure: 17 May–14 June

Mechelsesteenweg 120, 2018 Antwerp. Paul Smith: Kelderstraat 2-3 , 2000 Antwerp T +32 474 316 587,,

The Artelli gallery, situated on the Mechelsesteenweg, will present recent sculptures by the French artist Alexandre Nicolas along with a photo exhibition in partnership with Paul Smith Antwerp. Paul Smith will invite and present the work of the Danish photographer Lea Jessen, whose work has previously graced the Artelli Gallery, in both Brussels and Antwerp. Artelli Gallery will act as the venue for, what Alexandre Nicolas himself calls, ‘a cognitive learning process’. Nicolas’ work is not recreational nor static. It questions our daily lives, in which addictive consuming and shallow desires unconsciously refrain us from seeing through the delusions that are the result of the current consumer society. The Danish artist Lea Jessen sees the extraordinary in the ordinary and captures it in pictures, which are characterized by a sharp composition and a refined sense of light and colour.

Touch Made in different materials, such as inox, bronze and wood, and usually characterized by strong colors, Alexandre Nicolas’ sculptures reflect a mental process consisting of different steps and layers, not without hurdles, but resulting in the revelation of what society has made us blind for. Disclosure Lea Jessen breaks architectural abstraction with soft beauty. Her works often focus on details of which the original context is not always clear. By emphasizing clean lines and abstract colour fields the anonymous architectural fragments show minimalist aesthetics.

Axel Vervoordt Gallery


Jef Verheyen: 14 April–2 June, Chung Chang-sup: 14 April–2 June Otto Boll: 14 April–2 June, Moonjars: 14 April–2 June

Kanaal, Stokerijstraat 19, 2110 Wijnegem T +32 3 355 33 00,

onwards, he experimented with hanji, a handcrafted fabric that’s also called “hundred paper”. The name refers to the complex manufacturing process involving 99 steps in order to fabricate one sheet. It’s extremely strong and made of tak, the inner bark of paper mulberry.

In January 2011, the Axel Vervoordt Gallery opened in the Vlaeykensgang, Antwerp. The work of ZERO, Dansaekhwa and Gutai artists form the core of the gallery activities, with a further addition of established and young artists whose spirit converges with the gallery’s interest in the concepts of the void, space and time. The gallery moved to a new space at Kanaal in March 2017. The gallery expanded internationally in May 2014, opening a new exhibition space in Hong Kong. It offers a complementary programme of specially commissioned works, and is an important platform for internationally renowned artists to participate in the radically-changing art scene in Asia. By having a physical presence in Hong Kong, Axel Vervoordt Gallery continues to bridge artistic expressions between East and West. Jef Verheyen Axel Vervoordt Gallery is proud to present a solo exhibition devoted to Jef Verheyen, featuring previously unseen works from the artist’s estate that will be shown in public for the first time. The exhibition focuses on key paintings from the 1960s and 70s. Colours represent Jef Verheyen’s interpretation of the world and the ways in which we perceive nature and eternality. He believed our perception of the world has nothing to do with the factual depiction of the natural landscape. He employed colour and light to transcend the physical human experience. Chung Chang-Sup After two decades of studying and practicing Western abstract art, most particularly Art Informel, Chung Chang-Sup turned away from the occidental technique of oil painting and started a series he referred to as Return — a return to his roots, to the affinities and histories of his native Korea. From this point

Otto Boll Otto Boll operates from an expressly minimalist sensibility. His works, acutely reduced forms of steel, hover in space, almost cutting through it. Suspended these sculptures appear like lines drawn in space, inhabiting the air overhead. His work reveals a pared-down simplicity that produces a statement that’s at odds with the visual atmosphere that surrounds us. Rather than being a point or an exclamation mark in empty space, the work can be seen to perform the function of a connecting bridge, which instills in viewers a much-needed pause, a point of silence and non-definition. Kwon Dae-Sup: Moonjars The Moon Jars created by Kwon Dae-Sup are steeped in history and Korean tradition. Originally made during the late 17th through 18th century, these vessels represented the epitome of the austere Confucian virtues of purity, honesty and modesty. The name derives from its shape and the milky color of the glaze, which are reminiscent of the full moon. Due to their form, they were also thought to represent the embracing, gentle qualities of womanhood and fertility. The creation process requires expert skills in throwing the two halves that make up the completed jar. This simple form, revered by the Korean people for hundreds of years, still resonates today.


Kwon, Dae-Sup, Moonjar, 2015, Courtesy of Axel Vervoordt Gallery

Lea Jessen, Blocks, 2014

Base-Alpha Gallery


Geoffrey de Beer: Cosmopolite From The Countryside 24 May–23 June

Kattenberg 12, 2140 Borgerhout T +32 476 620 317,,

Founded by Bart Vanderbiesen, well known on the local circuit for his involvement with Antwerp Art, Base-Alpha Gallery opened in 2007 with the aim of showing and promoting contemporary art by young Belgian and international artists who have a clear link with the Belgian art scene. With somewhat of a risk-taking approach to curating, the gallery distinguishes itself through its hardnosed commitment to Belgian artists such as Lieven Segers, Michèle Matyn and Nadia Naveau, as well as its artist-curated series of shows. Located on the outskirts of Antwerp’s art gallery district, a short walk from the Central Station, the gallery has carved out a name for itself as a space for forward-thinking, subversive art whose quality and pertinence is never put into question.

Geoffrey de Beer: Cosmopolite From The Countryside Geoffrey de Beer’s work is generally conceptual and political. His quasi-scientific methodology of strictly dispassionate experimentation and reporting is firmly situated within an institutional context and heavily extended into an institutional critique. However, his latest series exhibited at Balzer Projects in Basel and the new series for Base-Alpha Gallery, breaks with previous conceptual and performance-based artistic strategies and treads radically new territory. The entirely new series of works is inspired by the colorful architecture of small French Alsatian villages, the “golden ratio” of traditional painting composition, the form and color theory of the Bauhaus, poetry and the quest for aesthetic excellence.

Callewaert Vanlangendonck Collection


Jef Meyer 17 May–29 July

Sint-Jacobstraat 17, 2000 Antwerp T +32 475 926 724,,

At a unique location next to St James’s Church, Callewaert Vanlangendonck shows important artworks dating from the post-war era. Their fascination for the abstract artists of this period and their dedication to tracking down some of the finest examples of their work, has seen the gallery’s collection become a true mirror of this valuable part in Belgian art history. Callewaert Vanlangendonck emphasizes the importance and the contemporary character of the Belgian avant-garde of the 1950s and 60s. By engaging them in dialogue with abstract artists of today, an interaction between present and past arises. It shows how timeless, universal and cross-border this avant-garde art is. The location also has a symbolic value. With Rubens’ grave only a few meters away, modern masters are suddenly closely connected to the great names

of the past. It refers to the eternity, universality and timelessness of art and beauty. Jef Meyer Jef Meyer is an Antwerp-based contemporary artist who draws inspiration from a multitude of sources, from brutalist architecture to the Belgian post-war avant-garde. He experiments skillfully with the nature of the materials he employs. When using concrete he creates a multi-layered abstraction of color and pattern, form and structure, depth and brilliance. His works on paper, with playful references to his unique style in concrete, show clearly just how versatile he is. For this in-situ artist, location and space constitute a major part of the overall composition.

De Zwarte Panter


Ex Voto 29 April–24 June

Hoogstraat 70-72-74, 2000 Antwerp T +32 3 233 13 45,,

De Zwarte Panter is Flanders oldest gallery, organizing contemporary art exhibitions, book launches, and concerts since 1968. Housed in a large historical monument in Antwerp’s old city centre, the gallery often shows several exhibitions simultaneously, including a permanent display of works by Fred Bervoets. To celebrate its 50 years of existence, in December 2018 a survey of its numerous editions and publications will be exhibited in the Hendrik Conscience Heritage Library (Erfgoedbibliotheek) in Antwerp.

Ex Voto In addition to the solo exhibition of recent paintings by Jan Vanriet, the gallery presents a book edition with texts by Eric Rinckhout and Vanriet. This large pictural autobiography includes sacred objects, portraits, tributes and abstract spin-offs: a challenging mixture of melancholy and joy of life. ‘Jan Vanriet is a painter who has a habit of withholding information. Hence his fondness for isolated or disconnected figures, for fragmentary details, floated in areas of variously inflected emptiness; hence his tendency to paint pictures that look as though they might have a story to tell, while never fully disclosing it.’ (Andrew Graham-Dixon)

DMW Art Space


‘Enough to prove that the black sky is truly of mankind and not painted on the windowpane’ 25 May–24 June. Opening: Friday 25 May, 18—22h

Koolstraat 15, 2140 Borgerhout T +32 494 999 809,,

DMW Art Space is an artist-run project space that conceives of the exhibition process as a lively dialogue between curator and artist, and artists among each other. We organise duo exhibitions where a selected artist collaborates with another artist of their preference. This dynamic process ensures a continuous evolution of the project space by bringing together an ever-expanding artistic community while retaining centralised guidance and direction. Each dialogue between selected and invited artist is closely documented on the website of the project space, and concludes with the presentation of a limited edition comprised of unique works, as an accessible entry point into the works of promising artists for beginning collectors and art aficionados alike.

‘Enough to prove that the black sky is truly of mankind and not painted on the windowpane’ ‘Enough to prove that the black sky is truly of mankind and not painted on the windowpane’ is a collaboration between Hannelore Van Dijck and Koba De Meutter. Koba and Hannelore are both artists who start from a dialogue with a given context. Together they move in a new environment in which codes get mixed, and a frame of reference is nothing to fall back on. Hannelore plays Koba, Koba copies Hannelore, inexperience is a factor, looking for help is sublime and a dialogue among each other can grow into a dialogue with links from the environment. Visual language is universal, but at times also indirect, fragmentary and obscure. How can they balance or shift together between inexperience and experience; comfort and fear; action and reflection?


Vanriet, Cézanne, 2017, Courtesy of De Zwarte Panter Hannelore Van Dijck & Koba De Meuter, Roll, 2017, Courtesy of DMW Art Space

Geoffrey de Beer, Let them eat cake, 2017, Courtesy of Base-Alpha Gallery Jef Meyer, Untitled, Courtesy of Callewaert Vanlangendonck Collection

Eva Steynen Deviation(s)


Fred Michiels & Henk Delabie ‘Home’ 25 May–24 June

Zurenborgstaat 28, 2018 Antwerp T +32 486 209 564,,

Eva Steynen.Deviation(s) was founded in 2013. The purpose is to show and promote contemporary art. Situated in the upcoming east-side of Antwerp, on the ground floor of a 19th century mansion with a garden, the gallery is known as a place to make discoveries. Eva Steynen works closely with a small group of mid-career and emerging artists, Belgian based and international, and presents an annual program of solo shows, performances, artist editions, salons and thematic group projects. After having realized various exhibition projects as a nomadic independent curator, Eva Steynen established the gallery. Next to the solo shows, the rather curatorial projects evolve from a philosophical enquiry and a curiosity for aspects of the event in the artist’s act. Building a sustainable trust-based relation between artists and gallerist, the latter being a care-taker for the arts, the purpose is ‘to grow well together’. To

aim and think together. The commercial aspects of a gallery may never invade the artistic process, hence Eva Steynen.Deviation(s) distinguishes itself by rather risk-taking and curatorial shows often with a museal character. Fred Michiels & Henk Delabie ‘Home’ Eva Steynen.Deviation(s) invites Fred Michiels and Henk Delabie to present new and existing work in response to one another. ‘Home’ is a meeting between Delabie’s sculptures that show us how abstract and delicate a three-dimensional form can be and Michiels’ vigorously and instinctively formal painted tropes . Both artists concentrate on the act of making to open up a space of possibility of thinking in form and colour.

FOMU Photo Museum Harry Gruyaert: Restrospective: 9 March–10 June. Monsanto®: a photographic investigation: 9 March–10 June. Collection in Transit: 20 February, 2018–10 February, 2019 Extra 23: 26 May at 16h. What else europe: 26 May at 18h.

The FOMU Fotomuseum of Antwerp houses one of the most significant photo collections in Europe, featuring both equipment and photo documents. Each year, the FOMU presents several temporary exhibitions by nationally and internationally renowned photographers. The museum’s displays change every four months, showcasing photography as a medium that is part of a broader social and cultural context. Visitors can also attend lectures and workshops, visit the museum shop and the museumcafé Pixel. The FOMU can be found in and old warehouse in the South (quarter of Antwerp), close to the museum of contemporary art M HKA and the museum of fine arts.

Harry Gruyaert: Restrospective Harry Gruyaert (Antwerp, °1941) is one of the most well known photographers in Belgium. A pioneer of colour photography, Gruyaert has been a distinguished member of the renowned photography agency Magnum since 1982. The FOMU retrospective presents a broad overview of his work and shines a light on some of its more surprising aspects. Mathieu Asselin: Monsanto®: a photographic investigation The multinational Monsanto® has been causing controversy for many years. Today, the biotechnology company is best known as the market leader in genetically modified seeds and the much-dis-

13 Waalsekaai 47, 2000 Antwerp T +32 3 242 93 00,,

cussed herbicide ‘Roundup’. Mathieu Asselin (FR, °1973) has been investigating the impact of Monsanto®’s activities on people and nature for over five years. Collection in Transit Collection in Transit offers an opportunity to take a look behind the scenes at the work that goes into conserving a collection. The collection team allows you to follow the objects as they are registered, described and restored on their journey to their new home: the new collection tower. Observe all the aspects of collection conservation in the photography studio, restoration workshops and registration units. Extra 23 EXTRA is FOMU’s house magazine. EXTRA 23, focusing this edition on the theme of ‘Popular’, will be presented on Saturday at 16h to the public in presence of a number of artists and authors. What else europe ‘What else europe’ is an annual gathering of young creatives from various European countries. Each year, another European city is highlighted. It’s Antwerp’s turn in 2018. During AAW, FOMU shows the results of the brainstormweek about Antwerp’s identity. This will take place on Saturday at 18h.

Galerie Schoots + Van Duyse


DNA: 17 December–26 August Gaston De Mey: 5 May–17 June

Napoleonkaai 15, 2000 Antwerp T +32 3 689 13 14,,

Since 2012, Galerie Schoots + Van Duyse is located at the Eilandje, near the MAS. The gallery shows contemporary art with an international appearance and young artists. Artists of the gallery include Armando, Bernard Aubertin, Thomas Baumgärtel, Stijn Bastianen, Bram Bogart, Jürgen Brodwolf, James Brown, Genevieve Claisse, Alexandra Phillips, Maen Florin, Robbert Fortgens, Jan Henderikse, Ewerdt Hilgemann, Studio Job, Lucebert, Markus Lüpertz, Raquel Maulwurf, Adriaan Rees, Robert Schad, Jan Schoonhoven, Eja Siepman van den Berg, Daniel Spoerri, Paul Van Hoeydonck, Reinoud van Vught and Guy Vandenbranden.

collectors with an eclectic collection. We try to formulate answers to the questions: how do I combine diverse works in one installation and what kind of visual and historical links can be made between the works in my collection.

DNA With this exhibition, we pay homage to the diversity in the postwar art. In our presentation, the viewer gets to see 100 artworks by 60 artists in a unique way. “DNA” is meant as an inspiration for

Gaston De Mey Solo exhibition with the work of the Belgian painter Gaston De Mey (1933-2015). In 1968, Gaston De Mey fragmented the written language into its smallest parts, the 26 letters of the alphabet. He robbed the signs of their original function and recycled them as plastic elements. On underlying geometric figures, he constructed letter trades in which one searches in vain for words. In this exhibition, we show the intriguing combination of rest and movement that typifies the work.


Aleksandr Rodchenko, Stilleben mit Leica, 1930, Collection FOMU Installation view, Courtesy of the gallery Fred Michiels, A mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to a victim (with a good cigar), 2017, Courtesy Eva Steynen.Deviation(s)

Galerie Verbeeck-Van Dyck


Greg Van Staey, Dawid Wojtalewicz, Martins Rozenfelds 18 May–10 June

Verbindingsdok-Westkaai 12, 2000 Antwerp T +32 475 342 388,,

Verbeeck – Van Dyck opened its doors in 2012, in a 19th century building near the MAS Museum. The 220m2 gallery space offers the perfect surroundings for artists and art lovers. The gallery promotes young and upcoming talent, and established international artists such as photographers Roberto Salas and Herman Selleslags.

studied at the Antwerp Academy of fine arts. Greg Van Staey won in 2017 the KoMASK Master Salon Award. He creates his paintings from an ecological point of view and respect for nature. Dawid Wojtalewicz was Born in Poland. His works are a philosophic symbioses of geometrie, colors and symbolism. Martins Rozenfelds was Born in Latvia. He worked with different materials. At this exhibition he presents hyperrealistic Unique works Made in wax an clay.

Greg Van Staey, Dawid Wojtalewicz, Martins Rozenfelds Two young painters and one young sculptor. All three of them



Dirk Zoete 5 May–30 June

Zirkstraat 20, 2000 Antwerp T +32 3 289 84 58,,

Gallery FIFTY ONE & FIFTY ONE TOO are specialized in fine art photography & works on paper. Since its founding in 2000, the gallery focuses on 20th- and 21st-Century photography (vintage, classic, fashion, African and contemporary). Since 2011, the gallery started an ongoing dialogue between photography and works on paper.

sets and costumes of German Bauhaus and Russian Constructivism, Zoete organises happenings in which imaginative characters pose in front of his camera. Their masks are based on self-portraits of the artist. Zoete’s schematic drawings are two-dimensional reports of said performances. These disarmingly naïve drawings are often peopled by primitive human figures and animal creatures, which, in their turn, function as the starting point for Zoete’s figurative sculptures and (digitally) manipulated photo series.

Dirk Zoete Dirk Zoete (Belgium, 1969) is fascinated by the interaction between different artistic media. Influenced by the theatre



Gerard Petrus Fieret 5 May–30 June

Hofstraat 2, 2000 Antwerp T +32 3 289 84 58,,

In 2014 Gallery FIFTY ONE opened a new, additional gallery space: FIFTY ONE TOO. It’s program focuses on the dialogue between all the different art media, induced by photography. As the main gallery FIFTY ONE already incorporated this dialogue since 2011, here it will be in particular broadend up.

his biggest obsession of all: women, whom he photographed in all sorts and shapes, in their entirety or with a focus on certain body parts. Fieret did not care about photographic conventions. He experimented with different photographic techniques and scratched his negatives in search for exciting effects. Out of fear for plagiarism, Fieret placed his signature and artist stamp prominently on the front of his photographs. Because of these drastic interventions, none of his prints are the same, which marks the unique nature of the oeuvre of this enfant terrible of photography.

Gerard Petrus Fieret The Dutch artist G.P. Fieret (The Netherlands, 1924-2009) spent his photographic career by obsessively taking pictures of anything that crossed his path. This exhibition will focus on

Gallery Sofie Van de Velde


Hannelore Van Dijck: The lasting one, that didn’t last, that still lasts 25 May–27 May

Lange Leemstraat 262, 2018 Antwerp T +32 486 791 993,,

During Antwerp Art weekend we invite the artist, Hannelore Van Dijck, to show a new series of drawings in our Gallery. With the title ‘The lasting one, that didn’t last, that still lasts’ we are referring to her new book, which she will also be presenting during the exhibition.

Hannelore Van Dijck: The lasting one, that didn’t last, that still lasts The artist Hannelore Van Dijck will show a series of drawings and present her new book.


G. P. Fieret, Untitled, ca. 1960s-70s, Courtesy of Gallery FIFTY ONE TOO Hannelore Van Dijck, The lasting one, that didn’t last, that still lasts, Courtesy of Gallery Sofie Van de Velde

Greg Van Staey, Between branch and twilight, 2017, Courtesy of the artist Dirk Zoete, Field preparation for film, 2016, Courtesy of Gallery FIFTY ONE

Gallery Sofie Van de Velde Nieuw Zuid


Mike Bouchet 17 May–24 June

Léon Stynenstraat 21, 2000 Antwerp T +32 486 791 993,,

Gallery Sofie Van de Velde at Nieuw Zuid is a unique collaboration project with PLUS-ONE Gallery. With this concept the galleries formulate a mutual response to the challenges they face as a gallery in an ever-changing art world. They are convinced that another vision is needed, and that by working together, by sharing knowledge and networks, a higher level of quality can be achieved. We invite the starting and established collectors and

contemporary art enthusiasts to discover the visual art we show that in our opinion is striking within the contemporary art world. Mike Bouchet We will organize a solo show with works by the artist Mike Bouchet, where we will also display a giant sculpture named ‘Energy Log’

Geukens & De Vil


Shirley Villavicencio Pizango 6 May–10 June

Leopoldplaats 12 (1st floor), 2000 Antwerp T +32 474 382 068,,

Geukens & De Vil is a contemporary art gallery that is founded in 1998 in Knokke by Yasmine Geukens & Marie-Paule De Vil, two art historians. In 2006 they opened a second venue in ‘Het Zuid’. Last year, the Antwerp gallery moved to the first floor of a large neoclassical building in the center of the city. The specific character of this new venue provided new opportunities regarding the organization of strong exhibitions, which is the main focus of the gallery. Last year (2017-2018) Geukens & De Vil curated the large-scale exhibition ECCE HOMO, explo-

ring how artists approach ‘la condition humaine’ of today’s world. During the exhibition, 63 contemporary artists, living and working in Belgium, exhibited work on 9 different locations in Antwerp. Ecce Homo supported the Human Rights Watch organization. Shirley Villavicencio Pizango Solo exhibition of the young, Peruvian artist Shirley Villavicencio Pizango (°1988).

Hole Of The Fox


Stef Van Looveren: Radical Hope 25 May–10 June. Opening: 25 May, 18h

Bloemstraat 24, 2140 Borgerhout T +32 494 055 191,,

Hole Of The Fox is an art space and artist run initiative founded December 2011 by artist Benny Van den Meulengracht-Vrancx, emphasizing on the presentation of groundbreaking work by upcoming artists. The location can be described as an independent showroom that is not bound by the conventions of a traditional gallery space.

collage. He uses the installations as an attempt to reflect and dismantle the performative of our human behavior, primarily within the notion of gender. Playfully mimicking our social conducts along with visual culture, his work moves towards a surreal gesture. At Hotfox, he’ll create a space intertwining our virtual and physical experience. Teaming up with, the spectator is asked to take their smartphone out as a form of interaction, layering several mediums together. Stef Van Looveren (1992) is an Antwerp based artist. He studied Fine Arts at Central Saint Martins, London and Sint Lucas, Antwerp.

Stef Van Looveren: Radical hope The Hot Fox presents a solo exhibition by Stef Van Looveren. His practice translates itself into video installation, photo and

IBASHO 22 Tea Ceremony and Flower Arrangement: Max Pinckers in dialogue with Werner Bischof 3 May–10 June

Tolstraat 67, 2000 Antwerp +32 3 216 20 28,,

IBASHO means ‘a place where you can be yourself’ in Japanese. IBASHO is a gallery in Antwerp that opened her doors in March 2015, showing fine art Japanese photography ranging from works by well-known Japanese photographers to younger contemporary Japanese artists as well as works from Western photographers who were inspired by Japan. IBASHO hopes to show the versatility and beauty of Japanese photography in its many guises, from the raw and unpolished to the minimalist and still. As photo books are an important medium for presenting photography in Japan, IBASHO also deals in new and antiquarian Japanese photo books.

Tea ceremony and flower arrangement: Max Pinckers in dialogue with Werner Bischof In 2015 Belgian artist Max Pinckers created a series Two Kinds of Memory and Memory Itself, being the result of visual research on preconceived Western clichés of Japanese culture. The dialogue with Werner Bischof’s work (1916-54) began by accident when Pinckers was still with Magnum Photos. For an exhibition Pinckers randomly placed his work on top of other Magnum Photographers’ prints in drawers, creating unexpected combinations between his work and the archive. Pinckers met Bischof through his image of a woman in kimono, superimposed on a snowy landscape with men in traditional dress. Pinckers subsequently explored Bischof’s archive creating an installation bringing two European views on Japan together, which is on display at IBASHO.


Stef Van Looveren, Irrepressible, 2017, Courtesy of the artist Max Pinckers, Kimono, 2015, © Max Pinckers & Werner Bischof, JAPAN, Tokyo, Picasso exhibition, 1951 © Werner Bischof/Magnum Photos

Mike Bouchet, J&J, 120x180 cm, oil on canvas, 2008, Courtesy of Gallery Sofie Van de Velde Nieuw Zuidr Shirley Villavicencio Pizango, 2018, Courtesy of Geukens & De Vil

Ingrid Deuss Gallery


Après L’averse 25 May–27 May

Provinciestraat 11, 2140 Borgerhout T +32 475 562 283,,

The Antwerp photo gallery Ingrid Deuss, located near the Central Station, is since its start in 2010 a platform and presentation space for (inter)national artists. All selected photographers are invariably characterized by their great artistic sensitivity and personal expression. To Ingrid all photography exhibitions she hosts starts from a handpicked selection out of the artists collection. To her, love at first sight in regard to the photographs chosen is a must. Emotion is key.

Après L’averse Loud Silence. I love a loud silence. The kind that follows a furious fight. Adrenaline calling for breath. One that’s warm. And moist. And soft. But heady still and hot and wet and furry awkwardness on your tongue. Empty lungs and raw throats. Wilted fists. Only tense eyes left, unyielding dismay. On both silences. —Lucie De Roeck (translated by David Colmer). Après L’averse is a solo exhibition by Isabel Miquel Arques.

KETELEER 24 Philippe Van Wolputte 26 April–27 May

Leopoldstraat 57, 2000 Antwerp T +32 3 283 04 20,,

KETELEER GALLERY exhibits a selection of international artists representing three generations. Established artists, mid-career artists, who are about to have their international breakthrough and young artists, who invigorate the gallery and the art world. The gallery represents Jan Fabre, Koen Theys, Antoine Roegiers, Fabien Mérelle, Guillaume Bijl, ROA, Rob Scholte, Phil Griffin, David Lynch, Javier Pérez, Elias Cafmeyer and Philippe Van Wolputte. The gallery is located in the city’s centre in the theatre area. The 600 sqm exhibition space is a former auction house which was completely restored into a contemporary art gallery. The strong indoor/outdoor connection enables the sculpture garden to become an integral part of the gallery.

Philippe Van Wolputte Philippe Van Wolputte (1982, Antwerp) presents his first solo show at KETELEER. The artist created a new body of work and a new site-specific installation accompanies the exhibition. His installations, interventions and collages show or suggest the possibilities of abandoned, neglected locations which have an important function in the memory and the social landscape of a city and in a way possess a beauty of their own. The interpretation of his experiences in creating his interventions and the intimate manner of viewing these spaces are documented in his photographs, video works and collages. In the documentation of his interventions he plays with the fetishes of art documentation. By doing this, fiction and reality blur into each other.

Kunsthal Extra City


Eating each other. On the dynamics of reappropriation: 24 March–1 July, Reopening: 25 May Guest project: What remains is future: 25 May–27 May Guest project: Soft elements of some violent tendencies: 25 May–27 May

Eikelstraat 29, 2600 Berchem T +32 3 677 16 55,,

Kunsthal Extra City exhibits art that encourages us to reflect on contemporary topics in today’s city. It creates new links between (inter)national art, artists, researchers, and citizens. Kunsthal Extra City’s programme exists of themed group shows and solo exhibitions with (inter)national contemporary visual art, a wide range of evening activities, with films, performances, workshops, lectures and debates, open discussions, gatherings and a tasty bite at the Extra Fika Café.

by adding another narrative. Performative guided tour by Rostkowska & Woynarowski: Sunday 27 May at 14h.

Eating each other. On the dynamics of reappropriation Western-European cities have become melting pots of different minority cultures. Yet the Western ‘Enlightened’ values still reign. As a possible tool of resistance against an all-consuming liberal ideology, Eating each other presents the strategy of ‘reappropriation’, by which dominant patterns of thought and behaviour are mixed with one’s own knowledge, customs and rituals to create something entirely new. Curated by Michiel Vandevelde with Linah Dalifa, Pieterjan Ginckels, Hamza Halloubi, Ermias Kifleyesus, Jaha Koo, Mashid Mohadjerin, Radouan Mriziga, Ogutu Muraya, Amanda Piña, Aneta Rostkowska & Jakub Woynarowski, Myriam Van Imschoot, Arkadi Zaides, Oliver Zahn & Julian Warner. Guided tour: Sunday 27 May at 16h. Reopening: Eating each other During the Antwerp Art Weekend Aneta Rostkowska & Jakub Woynarowski will reappropriate the exhibition Eating each other

Guest project: What remains is future An installation by David Bergé. Production and presentation by Kunst/Werk & Platform 0090. A response to Marc Vanrunxt’s choreographic oeuvre, What remains is future by David Bergé treats photographs from the choreographers’ archive as light sources. Photographs are projected temporarily on surfaces to physically appear then dissolve, intertwining with rescaled replicas of scenographic objects from the archive of Vanrunxt’s performances. These objects, today re-made after originals by artists Koenraad Dedobbeleer, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven, Katleen Vinck, Kristof van Gestel, add to an experience imbued with many layers. Guest project: Soft elements of some violent tendencies An exhibition conceived and taken care of by candidate laureates 2018 of the post-academic research program of the HISK, Ghent. Among the alkali metals, with very large atoms, the lone electron is so far from the nucleus that it flies off to combine with other elements at the least pretext – thus accounting for the family’s violent nature. With artists Anaïs Chabeur, CHE GO EUN, Pieter De Clercq, Marijke De Roover, Bram Demunter, Liesbeth Henderickx, Susanna Inglada, Chloé Op de Beeck, Leander Schönweger, Sarah Smolders, Lisa Wilkens.


Mashid Mohadjerin, Protest painted Black, 2013, on display at Kunsthal Extra City in the exhibition Eating Each Other, Courtesy of the artist

Isabel Miquel Arques, Après L’averse, 2018, Courtesy of Ingrid Deuss Gallery Philippe Van Wolputte, Courtesy of KETELEER

L’Edition Populaire


Filip Verreyke 25 May—27 May

Bloemstraat 20, 2140 Borgerhout,

L’Edition Populaire is a window gallery where artists can show work and build installations. The gallery can only be visited from the street, night and day. L’Edition Populaire wishes to bring art into the street scene. The gallery is intended for the residents of the street, passers-by and art lovers. L’Edition Populaire is a small scale, independent, non-profit initiative,

but aims to reach a broader public through its newsletter and website. Filip Verreyke During the Antwerp Art Weekend you’ll be able to see the work of Filip Verreyke while passing by the vitrine.

LLS Paleis


AMBRAS: Oier Etxeberria, Pep Vidal, Oriol Vilanova 20 May–1 July

Paleisstraat 140, 2018 Antwerp T +32 3 337 03 87,,

LLS Paleis is an alternative art space in Antwerp, a free port for the visual arts, a place where artist can find an ally. Starting from this attitude, the organisation does not confirm traditional values of contemporary art, but focuses on the experimental and the challenging. This means LLS presents itself as the place where the structural and fundamental standardisation of the art world is questioned and the input by the artist takes a central position. Apart from solo presentations, larger theme exhibitions are organised, which, through their unconventional approach, contribute in a unique way to the discourse within contemporary art. LLS 387 was founded in September 2007 at Ulrike Lindmayr’s initiative, who was also the organisation’s director until 2017. The name of the not-for-profit space refers to the address (Lange LeemStraat 387) in Antwerp where it was located. Stella Lohaus commits herself to the next ten

years of LLS. Since 2018, the exhibition space is located at Paleisstraat 140 in Antwerp and is therefore called LLS Paleis. AMBRAS: Oier Etxeberria, Pep Vidal, Oriol Vilanova The city of Antwerp celebrates the Baroque period and Rubens. Rubens as a source of inspiration. Politically and geographically the armed conflict between catholic and protestant religion dominated this time frame. In Antwerp, specifically, the Spanish occupied the city, the port, the area. In Antwerp dialect the word for “conflict/a fight” is AMBRAS. It is etymologically drawn from the Spanish word for Antwerp, i.e. Amberes. To commemorate this period, LLS Paleis exhibits three Spanish contemporary artists: Oier Etxeberria (Azpeitia, 1974) , Pep Vidal (Rubí/Barcelona, 1980) and Oriol Vilanova (Manresa, 1980). Rubens and the historic background of his life, will be their starting point.



The Collection: ongoing Inbox: Lamart Offspace & Pieter Steyaert (SEAD) – Orahory: 26 May–10 June (free)

Leuvenstraat 32, 2000 Antwerp T +32 3 260 99 99,,

The Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp is an international museum, with its own collection and temporary exhibitions. The M HKA moves – artistically, it doesn’t shy away from the alternative. Artists of all ilks regularly appear to associate their vision and talent with the works of art in the museum. This museum has been housed in a converted grain silo and adjoining warehouse since 1987. The M HKA’s 4,000 square metres of exhibition space are devoted to art from 1970 to the present. Next to changing collection presentations and four major projects a year, M HKA has a varied programme of performances, lectures, concerts, debates, guided tours, museum chats and breakfasts. Open Tuesday-Sunday from 11-18h and Thursday from 11-21h.

The collection starts with the post-war avant-garde in Antwerp and Flanders, and uses this epoch as a starting point to gain understanding of the multi-polar world of today and the future. The M HKA collection is set up around three approaches to art: image, action and society. With works by Marina Abramović & Ulay, Dirk Braeckman, James Lee Byars, Thierry De Cordier, Raoul De Keyser, Lili Dujourie, Marlene Dumas, Jimmie Durham, Jan Fabre, Cindy Sherman, Luc Tuymans and many more.

The Collection M HKA presents a permanent collection exhibition with iconic masterpieces from Flemish and international artists. The exhibition is free to visit on the ground floor. Permanently installed collection works can also be admired elsewhere in the museum.

Inbox: Lamart Offspace & Pieter Steyaert (SEAD) Orahory M HKA reserves its fifth floor for surprising interventions and intimate pop-up presentations. INBOX is a place that inspires and surprises, one that offers us a glimpse into the world of passionate thinkers and doers. With INBOX, M HKA creates a physical space in which the museum addresses often-recurring questions.


Pieter Steyaert (SEAD), Orahory (progress), 2018, screenshot Oriol Vilanova, image chosen by Oier Etxeberria, Pep Vidal and Oriol Vilanova

mariondecannière 29 Fragments of infinity: 29 April–27 May, Finissage: 27 May, 14h–17h Transfer: 24 May–2 June

Leopoldplaats 12, 2000 Antwerp T +32 474 578 846,,

mariondecannière is a contemporary art gallery that gives opportunities to national and international artists. mariondecannière welcomes artists, regardless of age, and is not bound to represent a list of artists. In collaboration with Frederik Vergaert, Marion De Cannière has a program where solo exhibitions alternate with group shows.

prototypes at various scales, expandable sculptures, almost functional modular devices, adaptable site-specific works and possibly sellable pieces.

Fragments of infinity For his first solo show at mariondecannière, Adrien Tirtiaux presents a selection of new works and spatial explorations,

Transfer For the next TRANSFER-episode of the bi-weekly presentations of limited edition artworks, Mathias Prenen will present his contribution made of ballistic gel: “#BANG#Loos”

Maurice Verbaet Center


Caroline & Maurice Verbaet Collection: 20 January–15 July Hugo Claus onder ons, ode door Pjeroo Roobjee.: 28 April–15 July (Free)

Mechelsesteenweg 64 A, 2018 Antwerp T +32 3 844 81 88,,

The Maurice Verbaet Center is the largest and most significant private museum dedicated to modern Belgian post-war art (1945 - 1975 +). Upholding the belief that art connects people, the entrepreneurial couple Caroline & Maurice Verbaet invite a broad audience to (re)discover Belgian art produced during and after the period known as ‘Les Trentes Glorieuses’ (1945 - 1975). (Guided Tours on request every day - No entrance fee)

During the Claus-year 2018, the Maurice Verbaet Center brings together old friends Hugo Claus (1929 – 2008) & Pjeroo Roobjee (°1945). Discover a selection of 80 artworks on paper of Hugo Claus that are combined with poetry and art from Pjeroo Roobjee. For the exhibition the Maurice Verbaet Center produced a catalogue with texts from Pjeroo Roobjee.

Caroline & Maurice Verbaet Collection The new presentation in Antwerp shows the extraordinary character of the private art collection of Caroline & Maurice Verbaet. Discover emblematic figures such as Willy Anthoons, Vic Gentils, Jo Delahaut, Marc Mendelson, Paul Van Hoeydonck and others, who represent the diversity of this vibrant era. Hugo Claus onder ons, ode door Pjeroo Roobjee. “Stout in je schoenen, elegant, gestraft met godengaven, zwier en van Romeinen geleende neusvleugels, zo zit jij, maat, weer een keer in mij.” (Pjeroo Roobjee, Sint-Valentijnsdag 2018)

Hugo Claus, life A lecture by Pjeroo Roobjee on Sunday at 15h. Entrance is free, welcome! Culinary Tour By Tapta During the Antwerp Art Weekend there will be Culinary Tours by TAPTA, organized by chef Magali Verbaet and her team. For reservations: and for more information mail to



Rob Scholte 26 May–8 July, Opening: 26 May, 17h

Leopoldstraat 55, 2000 Antwerpen T +32 3 283 04 20,,

KETELEER gallery has taken on a new extra space adjacent to the current location. It’s a dynamic space aspiring to reach a very diverse audience through it’s eclectic programming. NEXT DOOR is a place that shows young talents alongside well-established names. It’s the place where, since 2018, the TALKS series is recorded, an artist-conversation-platform which is free to the audience and lives on online in the interest of (re)vivifying the debate with our followers.

Rob Scholte KETELEER is proud to present the first solo exhibition of Dutch artist Rob Scholte in our NEXT DOOR gallery space. Rob Scholte will show a selection of drawings from the 1970’s until 2017. A historical review of the drawing art of one of the most influental Dutch artists of our time.


Rob Scholte, Double Cross, 2010, Courtesy of the artist and KETELEER GALLERY

Adrien Tirtiaux, Europe Without Borders, 2018, Courtesy of mariondecanière Hugo Claus, La mort de Socrate, Courtesy of Maurice Verbaet Center & Vesna Faassen

NK gallery


A burning bush 17 May–30 June

Museumstraat 35, 2000 Antwerp T +32 470 639 680,,

NK Gallery works closely with established Belgian, Russian and international artists whose works are distinguished by international public institutions and private collections. The mission of the gallery is to promote intercultural dialogue and to create a bridge between Russian artists and the global audience.

A burning bush Looking at a bush on fire, but not consumed by the flames, is like looking at paintings; what you see is not actually happening but reveals a doorway to the subtle emotional realm. The works in this exhibition show a parallel universe, a sentimental world where space has been created to linger. Through the paintings a rhythm is established that is synchronised with this parallel world. Guy Slabbinck (1979) lives and works in Ghent (BE).

Pedrami Gallery


The versus of oblivion 17 May—21 June

Verbindingsdok-Westkaai 10, 2000 Antwerp T +32 488 499 668,,

As a warm spot for art lovers, Pedrami Gallery focuses on Middle Eastern artists or Middle eastern subjects. A bright gallery smack bang in Antwerp’s trendy neighborhood, Eilandje. Feel at ease with the handpicked selection of Iranian host Katayoun Pedrami and get taken to far off lands by contemporary art

pieces from the finest emerging and established Middle Eastern artists. The versus of oblivion A duo exhibition with artists Nasser Bakhshi and Roqayeh Najdi.

PLUS-ONE Gallery


Kasper De Vos: The Dance For Mobile Reception 24 May–27 May

Sint-Hubertusstraat 58, 2600 Berchem T +32 491 507 289,,

PLUS-ONE is a contemporary art gallery that represents and exhibits a mix of Belgian and international artists. The gallery has 2 locations, one at Nieuw Zuid, and the second in Berchem, in the former warehouse of a shirt maker. PLUS-ONE Gallery Berchem evolved into a more project & presentation space (by appointment only). During Antwerp Art Weekend you can discover new works by Kasper De Vos.

Kasper De Vos: The Dance For Mobile Reception ‘The Dance For Mobile Reception’ is a solo exhibition of Kasper De Vos during Antwerp Art Weekend at PLUS-ONE Gallery (Berchem). The artist takes us in and around sculptures. A movement like a line that scans the environment, a flower that traces and connects waves of sensibility like an antenna. These sculptures grow, through objects the artist finds, in a vertical organic whole. Found objects carrying a previous existence and are loaded with memories, which are then placed and balanced in a totemic system.

PLUS-ONE Gallery Nieuw Zuid


Nel Aerts: Checkered Checkmate 17 May–24 June

Léon Stynenstraat 21, 2000 Antwerp T +32 491 507 289,,

PLUS-ONE is a contemporary art gallery that represents and exhibits a mix of Belgian and international artists. The gallery has 2 locations, one at Nieuw Zuid, and the second in Berchem, in the former warehouse of a shirt maker.

hed collectors and contemporary art enthusiasts to discover the visual art we show that in our opinion is striking within the contemporary art world.

PLUS-ONE Gallery at Nieuw Zuid is also a unique collaboration project with Gallery Sofie Van de Velde. With this concept the galleries formulate a mutual response to the challenges they face as a gallery in an ever-changing art world. They are convinced that another vision is needed, and that by working together, by sharing knowledge and networks, a higher level of quality can be achieved. We invite the starting and establis-

Nel Aerts: Checkered Checkmate Checkered Checkmate is the first solo show by Nel Aerts at PLUS-ONE Gallery in Antwerp. The show will include all new paintings on both wood and canvas combined with new sculptural works. Checkered Checkmate is a rather lonely new character (or alter ego) that keeps on showing him or herself in Aerts’ work. Mainly working at her desk in her studio. His checkered mind will be very present in this upcoming exhibition.


Kasper De Vos, Frankfurter Lotus, 2017, Courtesy of PLUS-ONE Gallery Nel Aerts, courtesy of PLUS ONE Gallery Nieuw Zuid

Guy Slabbinck, ‘Fire and Ice’, 2018, Courtesy of the artist Courtesy of Pedrami Gallery

Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp


ABOVE & BELOW: 21 May–31 May AÆUÅÆØ: 26 May–27 May Opening: 25 May, 12h Daar waar de camera en het licht op gericht is: 25 May–27 May, Opening: 25 May 12h

Mutsaardstraat 31, 2000 Antwerp T +32 213 71 18,,

Founded by the Flemish painter David Teniers in 1663, the Antwerp Academy is one of the first art schools in the world as well as one of the first artists’ collectives. It is hosted in an impressive historical site in the center of Antwerp, a city that is internationally acknowledged as a booming hub of creativity. Providing bachelor and master programs in fine arts (painting, sculpture, site specific art integration, printmaking, photography, graphic design, theatre costume, jewelry and fashion design), we attract students from all over the world. Our strength is in the unique combination of traditional skills, edgy experiment and critical discourse. Apart from the work in the studios, the Antwerp Academy fully engages in publishing and exhibiting, often in close collaboration with museums, art schools and other art institutions from Belgium and abroad. Our exhibition program centers around ‘De Lange Zaal’ (The Long Gallery) a spectacular exhibition space at the core of our campus, but we also engage for exhibitions and events in the city and abroad. Our goal is to be a cultural motor for a society in need of the creative and the critical.

ABOVE & BELOW A changing show kept in motion by Hans Theys Robert Soroko, Leendert Van Accoleyen and Felix Rapp. Performances by Robert Soroko on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 May, at 13h and 15h at Wintertuin. AÆUÅÆØ Photography expo by Nick Geboers. Presentation of the photobook AÆUÅÆØ at Temple. Daar waar de camera en het licht op gericht is Curated by Vaast Colson. During the course of Antwerp Art Weekend the tubelike exhibition space in the Royal Academy, the Lange Zaal, will function as a stage for a series of artistic statements. This sequence of gestures will run through the whole length of the space like a lit fuse. The visitor is invited to witness the progression of protagonists and their activity. The chain reaction will be documented using single-camera shooting, preferably in one shot. Signed, a red herring.

Ruimte Morguen


Vlak/Ruimte 23 March–27 May

Waalse Kaai 22, 2000 Antwerp T +32 3 226 52 77,

Since 1982 non-profit art space Ruimte Morguen follows its own path within the art world. Showing mostly upcoming and ‘under-the-radar’ artists, Ruimte Morguen chooses to counterbalance the commercialism and elitarism in the art world establishment. The somewhat etheric space of Ruimte Morguen - ‘morguen’ refers to ‘morgue’ - is situated next to the M HKA, Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp.

Vlak/Ruimte In this exhibition aspects of face and space will be examined and formed by Jan Willem Maris (NL) and Leen Derks (B). Both Jan Willem Maris as Leen Derks refer in thereby to forms as we know them from modernism.

De Lucas 2018 25 May–9 June

Kerkstraat 45, 2060 Antwerp T +32 3 223 69 70,,

Showroom is the exhibition platform of art academy Sint Lucas Antwerpen. Its name refers to the past use of the exhibition space as a showroom for cars. The program for Showroom consists of diverse projects in which students are involved as much as possible. With its international exchange projects and exhibitions, Showroom becomes an instrument in our ambition to guide students in their interesting, artistic careers.

De Lucas 2016 The Lucas is a yearly prize meant for the most promising master student of Sint Lucas Antwerpen. During the Antwerp Art Weekend, Showroom is presenting an exhibition with ‘De Lucas’ winner and nominees. These are Vicky De Visser, Puck Vonk, Juliane Noll, Liesbet Bussche, Grigoli Kopaliani.

Showroom 38

Stieglitz19 39 Chinese Spring part 3 26 May–23 June

Klapdorp 2, 2000 Antwerp T +32 495 515 777,,

Stieglitz19 is a gallery specialized in showing contemporary photography from mainly young artists. We represent Lara Gasparotto, Ren Hang, 223, Chen Wei, Vincent Delbrouck, Thomas Vandenberghe ,Zhang Hai’er , Zhe Chen, Chi Peng, Devin Yalkin, John Humble, Daisuke Yakota, Antony Cairns , Chad Moore. Collaborating artists : Anders Petersen, Mona Kuhn, Daido Moriyama, Kenta Cobayashi , Daisuke Yokota.

Chinese Spring part 3 To celebrate 10 years Stieglitz19, an extensive selection of major Chinese contemporary photographers are on show. Some works of Ren Hang to pay tribute to his legacy and new works by Chen Wei , Ji Zhou, Zhang Wei, Zhang Hai’er , Rong Rong , Lin Zhipeng (223).


Showroom, Courtesy of Sint Lucas Antwerpen Ren Hang , 2016, Courtesy of Stieglitz19

Tempel, AÆUÅÆØ, Photo: by Nick Geboers Jan Willem Maris ( maquette), Leen Derks (collage), Courtesy of Ruimte Morguen

Studio Start


STRT Schot Prize 2017: Elias Cafmeyer 25–27 May

Appelstraat 27, 2140 Borgerhout T +32 494 548 703,,,

As winner of the STRT Schot Prize 2017, Elias Cafmeyer (°1990, Roeselare, lives and works in Antwerp) is offered a solo exhibition in the project space FrontStudio. For Antwerp Art Weekend, Cafmeyer intends to build a new site specific installation, interacting with the neighborhood of Borgerhout. The installation is a representation of the social conduct of the area through metaphorical aspects taken from either public and private space. Furthermore it will have an impact on the street level by blending FrontStudio into public space and vice versa. The installation is a sequel to “Unconventional Surroundings”, an intervention built for Next Door by Keteleer Gallery. Mainly working with sculptures and video installations, Cafmeyer creates site-specific installations often in public space

or inspired by the use of public space in the context of the city. He sees the city landscape as a metaphor for social construction and focusses on traces of urban development and forms of signage orchestrating mobility. His interventions deal with strategies such as inversion, juxtaposition and contrast, creating a sense of alienation. Apart from his video installations, Cafmeyer often uses raw, industrial material such as metal, untreated wood and concrete. STRT Schot is an annual prize for an emerging visual artists graduated from Sint Lucas School of Art or the Royal Academy of Antwerp.

Tim Van Laere Gallery


Friedrich Kunath 17 May–23 June

Verlatstraat 23, 2000 Antwerp T +32 3 257 14 17,,

Tim Van Laere Gallery represents Armen Eloyan, Gelitin, Adrian Ghenie, Kati Heck, Anton Henning, Tomasz Kowalski, Friedrich Kunath, Edward Lipski, Jonathan Meese, Ryan Mosley, Tal R, Peter Rogiers, Ben Sledsens, Ed Templeton, Juan Uslé, Rinus Van De Velde, Aaron Van Erp, Henk Visch, Franz West and Anke Weyer.

Friedrich Kunath Tim Van Laere Gallery is pleased to present its first solo exhibtion of Friedrich Kunath.

Tique | art space


Espinho: 18 May–9 June Sugar Falls in Water: 25 May–9 June

Korte Vlierstraat 5, 2000 Antwerp,

Tique is a platform for contemporary art, with an exhibition and project space (Tique | art space) and a printed and online magazine (Tique | art paper). Tique also publishes books and editions. During the Antwerp Art Weekend, Tique | art space will present two exhibitions: Espinho by Vincen Beeckman and Sugar Falls in Water by Hanne Van Dyck.

Espinho, about life in the remote fisherman village of Espinho, located in the south of Porto, Portugal. Beeckman has been documenting their way of life and struggle to survive for over five years.

Espinho Far from investigative journalism or images with a strong impact, the approach of Vincen Beeckman is simple and immediate. It consists of opening out the scope of the photographic image, by increasing the number of interventions as well as the participants. He produces his own images, collects from others and encourages the people he meets to take some. In Tique | art space, Vincen Beeckman will present his ongoing project

Sugar Falls in Water Sugar Falls in Water is part of an ongoing investigation by Hanne Van Dyck into the connection between (wo)men and the mountainous landscape. During the summer of 2017, she conducted a residency in the Furka Zone in the high Alpine region of Switzerland. Staying in an empty hotel during three months, she confronted herself with the harsh landscape and its features. Sugar Falls In Water is both a book presentation and installation telling a cannibalistic love story against the backdrop of isolated mountain tops.

Tommy Simoens


Grand Reverse 18 May—24 June

Waalsekaai 31, 2000 Antwerp T +32 3 345 06 01,,

Founded in Antwerp in 2016, Tommy Simoens consciously works to support artists at all stages of their careers, organising solo and group exhibitions in Antwerp as well as facilitating broader curatorial projects worldwide and publishing artist-focused publications.

Grand Reverse: Tang Dixin, Eduardo Sarabia, Yutaka Sone The exhibition Grand Reverse brings together a combination of artists who’s practice originates out of their travels and engagements outside the Western traditional canon. Their sculptures and installations address the complex exchanges —social, cultural, and material— that occur when their regions and histories are confronted with each other.


Vincen Beeckman, Espinho, Courtesy of Tique art space Eduardo Sarabia, Perico, 2018, Courtesy Tommy Simoens, Antwerp

Elias Cafmeyer, Unconventional Surroundings, 2017, Courtesy of NEXT DOOR / KETELEER Friedrich Kunath, For the Last Time, Hello, 2018, Courtesy of Tim Van Laere gallery

trampoline 44 Sine Van Menxel: 24 May–30 June Casa De Monos (II): 25 May—3 June

Vlaamsekaai 47, 2000 Antwerp, Kruikstraat 18, 2018 Antwerp T +32 493 078 153,,

trampoline is an attempt to present various artistic practices in their differences and singularities. People are welcome to bounce on trampoline for various reasons (recreational, financial or competitive). During the Antwerp Art Weekend, Sine Van Menxel presents a series of new photographic works. Alongside her solo exhibition at the gallery, trampoline’s project space intemporal will host Mexican artist Dodi Espinosa.

problem of light and shadow twice: first, in the moment of shooting, second, when printing the final image in the darkroom. During both instances, she manifests a keen interest in the possibilities and limits of the photographic technique in terms of manipulation and reproduction.

Sine Van Menxel The third solo exhibition at the gallery by Belgian artist Sine Van Menxel (˚1988). For Sine Van Menxel photography is the art of manipulating light and shadow. Working exclusively with black-and-white analogue photography, she encounters the

Casa De Monos (II) The second part of Dodi Espinosa’s presentation Casa de monos. In February 2018 trampoline invited Dodi Espinosa (˚1985, MX) for a solo exhibition in the gallery. Stemming from a very personal point of view, Casa de monos (II) will broaden up Dodi Espinosa’s sculptural practice by showing new works in his own studio setting.

Valerie Traan


Biospheric Bench (B.B.) by Bas Smets & Eliane Le Roux: 10 May–23 June Greece, land of theatre by Miles Fischler: 25 May–27 May Opening: 25 May, 16h

Reyndersstraat 12, 2000 Antwerp T +32 475 759 459,,

Valerie Traan was founded in 2010 as a space for objects and subjects. The gallery, located in the centre of Antwerp, is a vivid meeting point for art, architecture and daily objects. The gallery pushes the boundaries between different sectors by commissioning exhibitions by variety of creative people and by curating museum exhibitions on the border between art and design. These include Le fabuleux destin du quotidien, Le labo des héritiers, and an upcoming Nature Morte exhibition (2019).

The biospheric bench is composed of carefully selected sedimentary stones, former life petrified, tied together by an elastic band, a derivate from fossil fuels. Fourteen stones form different diamonds, combined to create complex figures. Much like soil samples, the stacked pieces of the biospheric bench tell a prehistoric story of living matter transformed into solid material, as a compression in time and space of the biospheric process.

Biospheric Bench (B.B.) by Bas Smets & Eliane Le Roux The bench expresses the biospheric process between planetary life and solar energy. Living matter uses the latter to produce ever more material. Most of this former life gets deposited and compacted into sedimentary rocks.

Greece, land of theatre by Miles Fischler A video from Miles Fischler at the gallery’s home space. A montage of impressions set in Greece. Figuring in these short scenes, we see people, animals and man-made objects set against a backdrop of landscapes and architecture.

Zeno X Gallery


N. Dash: 23 May–30 June Kim Jones: The Last Shape of Things: 23 May–30 June

Godtsstraat 15, 2140 Borgerhout T +32 3 216 16 26,,

In 1981 Frank Demaegd founded Zeno X Gallery and started showing the work of architects and installation artists. In 1988 the painter Raoul De Keyser had an exhibition and two years later Luc Tuymans was presented for the first time. In 1996 a small factory was bought in Borgerhout and transformed into an additional exhibition space and storage. After more than 30 years Zeno X Gallery has moved the main focus of its program from the Antwerp South district to the East part of the city, Borgerhout. The existing Zeno X Storage was extended and is now connected with the neighbouring building as it originally was in the first half of the 20th century when milk factory Schellekens was housed there. This expansion gives Zeno X the opportunity to mount more prominent and larger scale exhibitions. In over 35 years Zeno X Gallery has put together more than 200 exhibitions and attended more than 80 art fairs.

poreal contact and haptic engagement to open up forms of communication outside the parameters of language. Her paintings often have adobe as a ground. Adobe, or dirt, is excavated from the desert and shipped to her studio in New York where it is rendered to make a mud plaster, at which time the earth shifts from the horizontal plane to the wall. The paintings are further constructed in multiple components, clad in canvas and deposits of pigment. They are each built in several units, standing apart, next to and over one another to create a whole.

N. Dash The work of N. Dash (°1980, USA) emphasizes the primacy of touch, revealing the body’s generative capacity through cor-

Kim Jones: The Last Shape of Things Kim Jones (°1944, USA) has built a consistent oeuvre over the past thirty years including drawings, sculptures, paintings, installations and performances, often combining different media. Jones keeps updating his works by erasing, adding, changing and mutating forms and compositions – hence the several layers and dates in his works. It is his way of dealing with the constant motion of life.


Bas Smets & Eliane Le Roux, BIOSPHERIC BENCH, 2018, Courtesy of Valerie Traan Gallery N. Dash, Untitled, 2017, Courtesy of S.M.A.K. Ghent Sine Van Menxel, untitled, 2017, Courtesy of the artist and trampoline

Temporary exhibitions

Arte 47 Arte x Tom Volkaert: 25 May–30 June Opening: 25 May, 18h

Kammenstraat 54, 2000 Antwerp T +32 485 081 735,,

Arte emerges from the arts and is shaped by them. What once began as a clothing label is gradually evolving into a multidisciplinary creative house. Graphic design and other visual arts have been at the base of our collections. We want to be a creative label, rather than just a clothing brand. Arte is a way of life that reflects a great sense for aesthetics and an out-of-the box state of mind. We thrive for autonomy, authenticity and self confidence as we translate these values into our products, because that is what we believe in. We want to make space for creators and creative notionalists of all kinds, because that is who we are. Arte is also the sponsor of the Antwerp Art Weekend 2018 tote bag.

Arte X Tom Volkaert For the Antwerp Art Weekend, Arte is collaborating with Antwerp based visual artist Tom Volkaert, following in a series of collaborations with artists from multiple disciplines. Tom’s practice describes itself as emerging from the functional, but swiftly changing focus towards strong visual compositions resulting in sculptures composed of multiple materials, such as concrete, ceramics and silicone. For their collaboration, Tom’s materials and works have been translated into fabric, with the clothing featuring some of Volkaerts pieces, as well as close ups and sketches, printed on them.

BRDG 48 Agreement Conversation Piece/AM Kristof Van Gestel: 25 May–27 May Opening: 25 May, 16h

Under a railway bridge between Oostenstraat and Mercatorstraat T +32 471 487 710,,

BRDG is an experiment with our everyday routine. It is an arena for research, exploration and articulation of the various aspects of public space. Artists have the opportunity to make public art with the aim of encouraging the public to re-think, re-live and re-imagine the role of the common space. With this, we attach importance to the experience of the spectator, who is simultaneously a participant who feels the need to discover new and inspired ways to re-use, re-establish and re-invent his relationship with the city. This project is a coproduction with Frederik Vergaert, where we focus on the art practice.

Agreement Conversation Piece/AM Kristof Van Gestel In this participatory artwork in the public space of BRDG, artist Kristof Van Gestel explains the reciprocal and dependent relationship between artist and spectator. Starting from experiencing the artwork ‘Conversation Piece/AM’ passersby can enter - individually or in small groups - into a conversation with the artist. Then this meeting is set out in an agreement.

CAPS 49 Water for my mind 10 May–27 May

Ruimte 34, Cobdenstraat 34, 2018 Antwerp T +32 495 528 097,,

CAPS was founded by Paul Poelmans in 2013 after the closure of CypresGalerie (Leuven) and operates as an independent, nomadic art platform focusing on young Belgian and international artists. CAPS has no fixed gallery space but instead organizes 5 to 6 exhibitions per year in art hotspots like Antwerp (BORGER#, Little HISK, Antwerp Art Weekend), Brussels (Galeries Rivoli), Ghent (Belgium Art and Design), Mechelen (D.ART), Ostend (TAZ) and Leuven. In our past appearances at the AAW we exhibited work by Stijn Bastianen, Elise Berkvens, Lien Hüwels, Lisa Wilkens, Birde Vanheerswynghels, André Catalao and Koen Fillet. We regularely make use of the gallery space at Ruimte 34 in Berchem near Berchem Station which makes us the ideal starting point for the BORGER#-nocturnes, held 3 times a year in the Borgerhout/Berchem district.

Water For My Mind ‘Water for my mind’ is the first duo show by painter Giovanni Winne and sculptor Edith Ronse. Common inspiration for this exhibition is their fascination for water. Winne (°1975) lives and works in Zierikzee, the ideal location for the production of seascapes and portraits (not unlike Turner’s Margate). His paintings have the quality of works by Spilliaert, Permeke and Thierry De Cordier. Ronse (°1988), on the other hand, produces seductive, sirene-like sculptures who draw you into a world inspired by the classical tradition of Greek and Roman sculpture, although Edith adds a twist that undoubtedly makes her work quite contemporary. ‘Water for my mind’ combines the hardship of Winne’s seascapes with the timeless beauty of Ronse’s sculptures.



Please play by the rules 25 May–27 May

Schoenstraat 58, 2140 Antwerp T +32 495 628 399,,

GALLERY GALLERY is an artist initiative founded by Rens Cools in November 2012. Since April 2018 the project established a foothold. GALLERY GALLERY is not a traditional art gallery. This polyvalent project space focuses on supporting and exhibiting research projects from different disciplines.

expressive images. His works have a chaotic character. However, his artistic strength is in his intertwining and layering of different styles and influences. Lutgens skilfully combines neodada-inspired collage techniques and cartoonesque drawing with an often expressive use of paint, and socially critical, politically charged content. For his installation ‘Please play by the rules’ at GALLERY GALLERY, Lutgens created a simulation of a street protest through the use of lifelike humanoid sculptures, uncanny sceneries and propaganda imagery.

Please play by the rules William Ludwig Lutgens (born in Belgium, 1991) skillfully handles different visual registers. Through drawings, paintings and installations, Lutgens transpires as a maker of powerful


Giovanni Winne, Seascape and Edith Ronse, Water for my mind, 2017, Courtesy of CAPS William Ludwig Lutgens, Drawing for het Geïllustreerd Blad nr2, 2018, Courtesy of PLUS-ONE gallery

Tom Volkaert, courtesy of the artist Try-out for Agreement Conversation Piece/AM with Lisette in Genk (BE), Courtesy of BRDG

Kunst in Huis


De Nieuwe Garde van 2018 25 May–3 June. Opening: 25 May, 16h

Zuiderpershuis, Timmerwerfstraat 40, 2000 Antwerp T +32 2 247 97 10,,

De Nieuwe Garde van 2018 Every year, Kunst in Huis selects some fifteen new artists who are in the early stages of a promising career. A selection of these artists is presented in an annual group exhibition: De Nieuwe Garde. In the Zuiderpershuis we bring together artists who are not yet well-known by the wider public, but, in our view, are already worth discovering. With artists : Erien Withouck, Gaspard Joarlette, Soetkin Verslype and others.

learn more about the collection; to reserve, select, exchange or purchase an artwork. For only 12 euros per month, you can bring a unique artwork home and borrow it for a year; after that, you can decide: do I buy it, or do I choose another artwork? Kunst in Huis offers opportunities to young, emerging and lesser-known artists from Flanders and Brussels to present their work to a wide audience. They receive financial compensation when their artworks are hired or sold. In this way, Kunst in Huis plays a role in strengthening and developing the position of the artist in society and the art world. Kunst in Huis places equal emphasis on encouraging as many Flemish people as possible to develop a passion for art and to make it part of their homes. Kunst in Huis offers a diverse range of original, contemporary artworks that can be hired or purchased at reasonable and affordable rates: a risk-free way to try things out and experiment. As a result, we make contemporary art more accessible.

At Kunst in Huis one can borrow a unique artwork from a diverse and dynamic collection of 5,000 artworks. Ranging from drawings and oil paintings to photography and objects, we offer access to the work of 350 artists. The collection provides a broad overview of contemporary art in Flanders and is regularly updated with new artists and artworks. Kunst in Huis is based in Antwerp, Brussels, Ghent and Leuven. Visit us to

Lampekap 52 Track Tracy 25 May–27 May, Opening: 25 May, 21h

Find the light or maybe it’ll find you T +32 476 223 188,,

Lena Daems en Frederik van Remoortere are a young artist duo based in Antwerp, active since 2009 and work under the name Lampekap. They work in a multidisciplinary way and explore the borders between theatre, cinema and other visual arts. For all their creations, they search for a suitable and relevant place to present it in both public and private spaces. Their focus of interest is on space and the role/place which people occupy there. Frederik and Lena are writing on a film scenario which contains light as the main theme. In this scenario, they create a world that reflects an unusual environment where subtle things act differently to our known world. Some scenes are translated into sculptures and video works. Track Tracy is one of the works out of the film scenario. The duo is currently working on a solo show, which will be presented later this year in the gallery Callewaert-Vanlangendonck.

Track Tracy Track Tracy makes a choreography with the passers-by. Two beams of light go back and forth and will follow certain people. Based on artificial intelligence, the light beams focus on a type of person who they want to put into the light. The spots that are controlled by the computer can recognize different types of people and determine which people are exposed and for how long. Track Tracy explores topics such as privacy, networking, social media and being in the spotlight. Passers-by unconsciously participate in Track Tracy’s choreography and become part of the artwork. Track Tracy is a Lampekap creation with the help of Robovision, Villanella, and& summit & festival, Diederik van Remoortere & Domien Holthof.

LWM18 53 A Whole Variety 25 May–27 May, Opening: 25 May, 18h

Lijnwaadmarkt 18, 2000 Antwerp T +32 472 631 962,,

A temporary art space run by Yannick Ganseman, Aleksei Kazantsev and Joris Vanpoucke for the occasion of the Antwerp Art Weekend. It is located in a former notary building in the historic centre of the city. Next to the cathedral, and next to the Witzli-Poetzli, for those who know.

Schraenen, Aleksei Kazantsev, Joris Vanpoucke, David Wauters and Luc Tuymans were selected to add color and variety to the already vibrant Antwerp scene. The exhibition is located in an 18th century mansion in the historic centre, the intimate floorplan of the building’s living quarters will provide an intriguing backdrop to the artistic interventions. A binder with selected multiples made for the exhibition by the artists will be available for sale.

A Whole Variety Fia Cielen, Aleksandra Chaushova, Pieter De Clercq, Manu Engelen, Yannick Ganseman, Carla Arocha and Stephane


Track Tracy, Courtesy of Johan Rymen Courtesy of LWM18 Erien Withouck, 2017

Micheline Szwajcer


The Pure Necessity 25 May–30 June, Opening: 25 May, 18h

Verlatstraat 14, 2000 Antwerp T +32 3 237 11 27,,

On the occasion of Antwerp Art Weekend 2018, Micheline Szwajcer presents work by David Clearbout. ‘The Pure Necessity’ is a 2016 single-channel video-projection. Micheline Szwajcer also invites Dvir Gallery for a project in the second exhibition space of the gallery. Dvir Gallery will show work by artists Miroslaw Balka and Latifa Echakhch.

middle of a jungle, far from civilisation, David Claerbout’s take on the animated movie classic from 1967 turns the sentimental and comic story about dancing, singing, and trumpet-playing jungle animals into a film that dispenses with all ‘humanization’ of the animals, and even with its human protagonist Mowgli. The animals behave instead in a manner befitting their species. Ball, Bagheera and Kaa, whose songs and slapstick acts have been delighting children and adults alike for decades, are now back to being pure bear, panther and python.

The Pure Necessity Rather than telling the story of a little boy abandoned in the

Observatorium 55 The Realm: 24 May–30 June Club Conscious: 12 January–30 June

Samberstraat 40, 2060 Antwerp T 32 485 493 204,,

Observatorium is an art space in a crude white box of some 500 square meters. It’s divided into a number of zones. Central in observatorium there is an enclosed space containing a curated group exhibition. Every six months, this exhibition determines the theme of everything that takes place in observatorium. A lot is happening in the periphery of these thematic exhibitions. There are continuously three short-term solo exhibitions. More than 100 artists will be presented in group or solo exhibitions within a period of one year. observatorium is part of in a 4000 square meters old foam factory. You’ll find artist studio’s, a summer bar, a bycicle repair shop and even a night club as part of the meatpack project.

pers them, sings them. Such is the 1990 track ‘The Realm’ by C’hantal. The exhibition ‘The Realm’ proposes an analogous model of a house track and will translate, in a kind of phenomenological exercise, the lyrics of the eponymous dance track in an exhibition format. It will be one of numerous possibilities of how a grouping of works of art generates the same intensities, arouses the same set of feelings and follows an identical semantic path. Onward to The Realm. A group show curated by Tom Nys.

The Realm House music is associated with instrumental tracks. Lyrics appeared and some of these became classic. Not only do the words resonate with the music, they also enhance the feelings conveyed by it. The crowd knows them, playbacks them, whis-

Club Conscious The group show Club Conscious may be read as a birthday of the centenary of the childlike or naïve gaze within visual arts. Artists: Andy Wauman, Sarah&Charles, James Tailor, Guillaume Bijl, Bojan Fajfric, Tinka Pittoors, Patrick Carpentier, Wolfgang Tillmans, Joachim Coucke, DD Trans, David Blandy, Eric Croes, John Bock, Karin Hanssen, Carla Arocha & Stéphane Schraenen, René Wirths, Ulrich Lamsfuss.

Oranjestraat25 56 Van Tiet tot Teen 25 May–27 May, Opening: 25 May, 18h

Oranjestraat 25, 2060 Antwerp T +32 470 622 206 (Rosa), +32 479658374 (Liesbeth),

Oranjestraat25 is a living room and a temporary gallery. An intimate space that connects five women and that will be opened for public. Each of them deals with the body in her work, whilst all are finding a different approach. Liesbeth Plettinckx, Carmen Schabracq, Rosa Schützendorf, Laure Severac and Sietske Van Aerde welcome friends and strangers to look at art and be at home.

the toilet is at the end of the corridor. Maybe you will ask yourself, “why me?!” Then let me tell you: I like your smell, like the way you move, I like how your hands talk and the colours that you wear. I like that you have breasts and intellect, I like that you have courage and that sometimes you don’t care. So we can all show a piece of ourselves. One will show a head, the other will expose a shoulder, looking at the others knees; the room is the belly, the kitchen the head, one will cut her finger and the other one is sucking on her toe.*

Van Tiet tot Teen *Dear friends, I would like to invite you to my house. All you have to know is that the walls will be white, the floor will be wood and


R Schützendorf, eine Ode an Charlotte, 2014, Courtesy of Oranjestraat25

David Claerbout, The Pure Necessity, 2016, Courtesy of Micheline Szwajcer Aurore Dal Mas, from the series ‘Ultima’, 2011, Courtesy of the artist

Ronald van der Hilst


Should it be pretty?: 25 May–17 June Opening: 25 May, 18h

Mechelseplein 21-23, 2000 Antwerp T +32 3 213 24 78,,

In his art space, right opposite the Sint Joriskerk, Ronald van der Hilst presents an exhibition of his work under the title ‘ShouldIt be pretty?’. Ronald van der Hilst is a multidisciplinary artist and landscape designer, who explores various disciplines on very different scales. Parallel to the large-scale art trail ECCE HOMO – curated by Geukens & Devil – Ronald van der Hilst organized his first viewing of pencil drawings and sculptural work. In 2006 he was the initiator of the project: ‘The Tulip, a walk through gardens and museums of Antwerp’, a partnership with 13 city and provincial museums of Antwerp with garden projects by Ronald van der Hilst in the garden of the Rubens House, Museum Plantin-Moretus and Kasteel Den Brandt.

His creations include land art/garden projects, ceramics, glassware, bronzes and pencil drawings. The tulip has been his muse for over twenty years. More recently, however, he has moved away from applied design to experience the full freedom of artistic expression. This evolution is largely inspired by his familiarity with the subject, the tulip. As a result, he has come to see the tulip as a means of communication, using this elegant ower to develop his own visual language, which strikes a delicate balance between lightness and heavi- ness, an architectural approach to the ower and using it as a model for the psyche, object and subject, restraint and owe- ring. He extracts the ower from its daily context, conferring an identity upon it.

Table Dance


100OC: 25 May, 19h—20h Victoria’s Secret: 26 May, 19h—20h Music X Tea Worskshop: 27 May, 14h—16h

Sint-Paulusplaats 25, 2000 Antwerp T +32 487 940 379,,

Table Dance is a new space in the centre of Antwerp for performance art and music, serving interesting alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and small hot and cold dishes. Table Dance will host three performances during Antwerp Art Weekend 2018. Roman Hiele (BE) and Michelle Woods (GB) look forward to welcoming you at the opening of Table Dance on 31 March 2018.

Victoria’s Secret A performance by Laura Welker and Kamilla Bischof.

100Oc A performance by Jack Davey (MA Sculpture, Koninklijke Academie Voor Schone Kunsten Antwerpen).

Music X Tea Worskshop Lars Holdhus and Dambi Kim will host a workshop with tea and accompanying sounds. There’s a limited amount of seats and a fee. Please email for reservations.

The Arts Institute


Elegiac Falls (Part One) – The Radiobiological Human Tissue Repository: 25 May–3 June. Opening: 25 May, 18h

Kattenberg 93, 2140 Borgerhout T +32 473 975 072,,

The Arts Institute is the public art & research department of the Institute of Idle Curiosity for Elements of Seduction. It houses the Department of Critical Theory and the Art Archives. The research of the Department of Critical Theory develops around the idea of ‘reflexivity as art activism’, seeing the ethics and aesthetics of reflexivity in and through art as a way to uphold critical mirrors towards strategic positionism in science and politics. The Arts Institute has three satellite departments: the Happening Hotel, the Mono Theatre and the AnteRoom. These collectives work independently, but take the vision on the social and political functioning of art developed by the Arts Institute as a source of inspiration for their own working. The Arts Institute also publishes .M.E.T.A.S.P.E.C.T., the journal illustrating life and work at the Institute of Idle Curiosity for Elements of Seduction.

Elegiac Falls (Part One) The Radiobiological Human Tissue Repository The Radiobiological Human Tissue Repository is located in Ozyorsk in Russia. Since 1951, the Repository archives human blood and tissue samples derived from autopsy of workers from the Mayak nuclear weapons production facility. In order to study effects of exposure of these workers to radioactivity, also ‘clean’ samples from residents from Ozyorsk are archived. However, as a consequence of bad safety management, radioactive waste has been leaking in the surrounding rivers and lakes since the beginning, polluting the whole environment and thus rendering the original sampling and archiving project meaningless. On view is an installation and a fiction film by Gaston Meskens and Juliane Borths for the Arts Institute.


Gaston Meskens, Sample, 2018, Courtesy The Arts Institute

Ronald van der Hilst, Plaster Tulip, 2017, Courtesy of the arist Kamilla Bischof & Laura Welker, Victoria’s Secret 2018, Courtesy of

Artist run

Pinkie Bowtie


Bowtie Books 25 May–27 May

Wolstraat 31, 2000 Antwerp T +32 476 596 748,,

Pinkie Bowtie (Vaast Colson, Peter Fengler, Dennis Tyfus) is an artist-led enterprise born out of a desire to fill the gap between the institution, the commercial and the independent art space. A joint exploration towards self-determination. Pinkie Bowtie functions as a platform for collaborative working practices and aims to (re)present, communicate, distribute and sell the work of its artists. It acts as a blueprint of their practice, wanting to amplify and materialise their artistic attitude to the world. Pinkie Bowtie is operating out of a space at Wolstraat 31 in Antwerp.

Bowtie Books During the Antwerp Art Weekend Pinkie Bowtie will shine a light on the publication platforms developed by Vaast Colson, Peter Fengler and Dennis Tyfus as an integral part of their individual artistic practices. This vast collection consisting of publications and catalogues of the artists will be on view and accessible to the audience. Additionally, several listening sessions will happen throughout the weekend to disclose the audio archive. Te celebrate this occasion, a new publication based on their collaboration will be launched.

Pulsar 61 C2H6O 25 May–10 June. Opening: 25 May, 19h-00h

Frankrijklei 51, 2000 Antwerp T +32 479 908 574,,

Since 2015, this independent artist-run space has made a name for itself with a range of exhibitions and projects that bypass both market trends and curatorial discourse. Pulsar has been host to a variety of collaborations involving upcoming and established artists from Belgium and abroad.

C2H6O C2H6O is an installation by Carla Arocha & Stéphane Schraenen that incorporates 10 bottles designed by Benny Van den Meulengracht-Vrancx, Tom Volkaert, Fia Cielen, Yannick Ganseman, Jonathan Karsilo, Vincent Vandaele, David Wauters, Alexandra Crouwers, Olga Fedorova en Timothy Segers for MarlinSpike Rum. Live music will be performed during the opening on 25.05 at 15h. MarlinSpike Rum is also a partner and sponsor for the Antwerp Art Weekend 2018.

Sorry 62 Sorryfication 25 May–27 May

Borsbeekstraat 130, 2140 Borgerhout T +32 483 083 756,,

Sorry is an artist-run VZW (non-profit organisation) based in Antwerp. The need for collaboration is one of the foundations of the organisation. This ‘collaboration’ takes different shapes, but comes from a necessity to, whilst acting, enter a dialogue with the artistic field. By doing so, Sorry wants to offer a counterweight to solitary art practice. As an organisation, Sorry asks itself questions around authorship and the regular mechanisms of production and consumption of art [but not only art] in our society. Sorry’s methodology to investigate these questions consists of multiple actions and reactions towards a given context, often using guerilla-like strategies. As a result of this, Sorry functions as a production house and support structure

connecting a wide range of activities and artistic works initiated by a changeable group of artists. So Sorry is a host of a Megaphone Ensemble, a Wellness Centre, a radio show, occasional bike tours, and diverse cooking collectives. Sorryfication During the Antwerp Art Weekend Sorry presents a fabled overview of some current works which are made under the wobbly Sorry umbrella. Live connections and intersections will be made with the in- and outside of past, present and future. All feeding into the Sorry cult. The audience might occasionally be invited to participate. Sorry for the world, The world for Sorry!

Souterrain 63 Ik Ben Helgi 20 May–3 June

Sint-Laureisstraat 37, 2018 Antwerp T +32 478 424 435,,

Souterrain is an art gallery at the studio of artist Lieven Segers. The space is active when the studio is in a non-active modus.

me. I thought so, so tell me about those monkeys you have here did you make them out of plaster? No it is bronze, gold, and marble. Expensive? What is expensive? You can write I paid it with my voluntary work, ok? I will just write everything we say no edit! I also don’t like fake. It has a bit of a lo-fi atmosphere you said, but now you are through with that and will only work with high energy tell me what do you mean? Oh yes no, no comment. What can people expect at the exhibition? Yes, I will make a barbeque sculpture that will serve guests barbecued and smoked food. So for the most part it is a traditional art exhibition with sculptures and paintings but I’m also working in video and the latest technology. I hope I’ll have a breakthrough in that, I have a specific idea that will blow your mind. Can you tell me about that? It’s a interactive mobile hologram dome, you can just imagine what that looks like it’s basically a sculpture in another dimension. Wow good luck with that hope you work it out. I’m sure it will be fine. Thank you.

Ik Ben Helgi In the exhibition Ik ben Helgi the Icelandic artist Helgi Thorsson will show his most recent works most of them made in 2018 here in Antwerpen. In a short interview with Helgi Thorsson he explains his approach to art in great details. This will be an extraction of that conversation. First of all Helgi tells me he’s currently doing voluntary work picking up garbage around railway tracks, from doing this he gets most of his ideas these days. Is it about trash, the exhibition? No, no no no really not, I don’t like trash at all. Yes I know the garage is a mess and full of trash, I get inspired in chaos, I try to make order constantly but my mind drifts off. So what are your ideas for this exhibition? Good question, it is a mix bag or mix bucket or a mix coffret, I use the same imagery in different materials, mostly it all comes from drawings, what it is, is a mystery to


Courtesy of Sorry Helgi Thorsson, Courtsey of Souterrain

Pinkie Bowtie Explorers Club, 2017, Photo: Charlie De Keersmaecker, Courtesy of Pinkie Bowtiea Arocha-Schraenen, Seascape, 2015, Courtesy of Arocha-Schraenen

The Mothership


Ik ga weg 26 May–24 June, Opening: 25 May, 18h

Albert Grisarstraat 52, 2018 Antwerp T +32 479 24 26 61,, Facebook: themothershipartspace

The Mothership is an artist initiative/small art space that organizes exhibitions by fellow artists with various artistic and other backgrounds. To do so, we would like to ignore a few (often artificial) boundaries and parameters, such as age, aesthetics, medium, genre, concept, (local) scene and so on. Not because categories and ideas do not matter, but because today it seems better to be aesthetically fluid and open, than to wallow in a sad narcissism of small differences.

Feel very welcome, Sophie Anson, Josine De Roover, Koen Sels, Rinus Van de Velde and Veronik Willems

The Pink House

Ik ga weg Christian Van Maele (Tielt, 1988, lives and works in Antwerp) makes poppy yet highly idiosyncratic and (often darkly) romantic paintings and drawings that deal with the heavy things: desire, love, disillusion...


The tree doesn’t fall far from the apple 25 May–2 June.

Italielei 63, 2000 Antwerp T +32 484 258 942,,

The pink house is an artist run space with a long history of organising a variety of projects, as well as having studio spaces and hosting residents. At the moment it is runned by Ersi Varveri and Gijs Waterschoot, currently they initiated the Pink House Press, which is a d.i.y. publishing workshop that mainly produces zines and magazines. ​ The tree doesn’t fall far from the apple They showed us our first colours, we crawled in their ate-

liers, we grew up with the smell of oil paint and thick dusty art history books that we used as castles or doll houses... Watch out! Don’t eat the paint! For The tree doesn’t fall far from the apple, Gijs Waterschoot and Ersi Varveri are inviting their parents, Anne Vernimmen and Kostas Varveri, to show their work together in the Pink House. On the in-between floor, a collaboration between Machteld Bernaert & Emma Heiðarsdóttir.

Troebel Neyntje


Not everything is a publication#1 24 May–3 June

Paardenmarkt 8, 2000 Antwerp T +32 472 761 954,,

Troebel Neyntje is a project space in Antwerp which describes itself as a non-realistic initiative. Here you can find exhibitions and several publications. They are all about absurdism, deconstruction and general silliness. Flauwe kul will never die. This time Pink House and Troebel Neyntje bring you ‘Not everything is a Publication’, which will be an ongoing thing in the near and less near future! Offspaces unite!

Not everything is a publication#1 Not everything is subject to publication. Or is it? In ‘Not everything is a publication’, Troebel Neyntje & Pink House collaborate in the search of what may and may not be an edition. Expect everything and nothing, but especially much less in this exhibition about all that is too big, too gross or too unheard of to publish. With artists Gijs Waterschoot, Ersi Varveri, Idris Sevenans, Zena Van den Block, Robby Blondbaard, Senne Claes, J.Krissis, Nienke Baeckelandt, Werner de Vos, Amber Vanluffelen, Mia Syn ism Studio Pipppi, Bram Van Meervelde, Adam Galach


Not everyhting is a Publication, 2018, Courtesy of Pink House & Troebel Neyntje

Christian Van Maele, Courtesy The mothership Bella Kaboo, two apples, 2018, Courtesy of the artist

Antwerp Art Pavilion


We are very happy and excited to announce our further cooperation with the city of Antwerp, as we have been granted one of the Pavilions sited next to the MAS (Museum Aan de Stroom). Antwerp Art will host the space under the name Pavilion and will bring an eclectic mix of exhibitions and art events, sprouted from its pool of members and affiliates, focussing on strong presentations which can be viewed through its vitrines. During the Antwerp Art Weekend, the first event will launch the space and officially open it. 25 May—17 June Hanzestedenplaats 15, 2000 Antwerp,

Sluit op ‘t Zuid


On Sunday the 27th of May, all art initiatives in the south district of Antwerp celebrate this years edition of Antwerp Art Weekend with a festive closing titled ‘t Sluit op ‘t Zuid. During the day we welcome you with bits and bites, and will be open an extra hour from 12h to 19h. To close the Antwerp Art Weekend, join us for a toast at the Pixel cafe, Waalsekaai 47, from 19h onward. Everyone is welcome! Participating venues: Gallery Sofie Van de Velde Nieuw Zuid, Ibasho Gallery, LLS Paleis, NK Gallery, PLUS-ONE Gallery Nieuw Zuid, Ruimte Morguen, Souterrain, Micheline Szwajcer, Tim Van Laere Gallery, Tommy Simoens, trampoline, Air Antwerpen, Tique Art Space. (These are marked white on the map.)


Friday 25 May


The Antwerp Art Weekend is officially open



Reopening reception

Kunsthal Extra City



Publication launch

Pinkie Bowtie



Opening reception

Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp



Opening reception




Opening reception

Valerie Traan



Opening reception




Opening reception




Opening reception

DMW Art Space



Opening reception

Hole Of The Fox



Opening reception




Opening reception

Micheline Szwajcer



Opening reception




Opening reception

The Arts Institute



Opening reception

The Motherhsip



Opening reception

Kunst in Huis



Opening reception



19h Performance Saturday 26 May 13h Performance

Jack Davey at Table Dance


Robert Soroko at Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp


15h Performance

Robert Soroko at Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp



Publication launch





What Else Is Europe, FOMU




Laura Welker at Table Dance


21h Party

Nacht van de Beeldende Kunst: 5 years Ekster


Sunday 27 May 13h Performance

Robert Soroko at Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp



Performative guided tour

Kunsthal Extra City



Finissage reception





Lars Holdhus at Table Dance


15h Performance

Robert Soroko at Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp




Pjeero Roobjee at :aurice Verbaet Center



Guided tour

Kunsthal Extra City



Sluit op ‘t Zuid closing event

Pixel Café


Guided tours on request at Maurice Verbaet Center p.26 Culinary Tour by TAPTA on request at Maurice Verbaet Center p.26 Listening sessions at Pinkie Bowtie p.48





Antwerp Art

Get to Antwerp

Get around in Antwerp

Antwerp harbours a vibrant contemporary art scene, ranging from internationally renowned museums, galleries and art centres to artist-in-residencies, project spaces, young and upcoming initiatives and pop-up exhibitions. Conveniently located in the proximity of Brussels, Paris, London, Rotterdam, Amsterdam and Cologne, Antwerp hosts a continuous flow of artists and art lovers, complementing the already, vibrant local scene. Since 2014, the non-profit organization Antwerp Art connects and promotes the activities by its members - a selection of quality contemporary art galleries, art spaces and museums -, as well as a brisk pool of upcoming art initiatives and pop-up exhibition spaces, located in Antwerp. Antwerp Art is the joint platform for these exhibition spaces, listing relevant exhibitions and openings for both professionals and a wider audience. Next to this, Antwerp Art organizes the annual Antwerp Art Weekend, a manifestation for contemporary art in Antwerp. Disclaimer: Antwerp Art is not responsible for changes in programmes or individual opening hours.

Antwerp is conveniently located between Brussels, Paris, Rotterdam, Amsterdam, London, and Cologne. Train Plan your train trip through b-europe. com/Travel 40 minutes from Brussels Central Station 1 hour from Rotterdam Central Station, or only 30 minutes by Thalys high-speed train 2 hours from Amsterdam Central Station, or only 1:15 hrs by Thalys high-speed train 2 hours from Paris by Thalys high-speed train 3 hours from Cologne by Thalys highspeed train Car Park and rides (P+R) free parking just outside the city, close to an excellent public transport system. You can find all P+R’s here. Free parking (when available) Scheldekaaien Sint-Michielskaai, Cockerillkaai and De Gerlachekaai Gedempte Zuiderdokken Waalsekaai en Vlaamsekaai Pidpa at Desguinlei Plane There’s a one-hour direct flight from London City airport to Deurne Airport. Cityjet flies from Antwerp to London City 4 times a day with excellent connections to the rest of Europe. From Schiphol (Amsterdam) Airport and Zaventem (Brussels) Airport direct trains stop at Antwerp Central and Antwerp Berchem stations.

Antwerp is a pocket-sized city. Many of the attractions are within walking or biking distance of each other. Another way of getting around the city is on the trams and buses of De Lijn. Antwerp has an excellent public transport system, taking you from one cluster of art spaces to the next epicenter of galleries. Next to this, you can use a city bike, the Velo. Velo Move fast within the Singel of Antwerp and on Linkeroever with the bikes from Velo Antwerpen. Velo also has a free app, availavle for iOS and Android. With a day pass, week pass or year card you can make short rides between the different Velo-stations. Read all about it, and find all Velo stations on the website. A day pass is only 3,90 Euro Use the bike for a whole week for 9 Euro Tram and bus Plan your route on their website, or via their free app. Tip: buy your tram or bus ticket in a point of pre-sale (newsagent’s, supermarket, the vending machines at the various stops or in the visitor centres of Visit Antwerp), where tickets are cheaper. You can also buy an Antwerp City Card, which includes the use of public transport in the city for the time your card is valid.


Antwerp Art Weekend 2018 has been made possible by De Studio, Villanella, Artsy, Frieze, Art Viewer, Arte, H art, Kunst in Huis, De Morgen, Duvel Moortgat, MarlinSpike Blended Aged Rum, CapitalatWork, ESRA Bruxelles, Vidisquare. Design: Vrints-Kolsteren

Antwerp art is supported by its members and the City of Antwerp. Antwerp Art office Eikelstraat 25, 2600 Berchem, Follow us: facebook, twitter and instagram



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