WEEKEND MET ABC | Antwerp, Belgium
Veronik Willems & Sophie Anson, David Bernstein, Bloeme Van Bon, Deborah Bowmann, Sarah & Charles, Baldvin Einarsson, Guðlaug Mía Eyþórsdóttir, Emma Heiðarsdóttir, Kristín Karólína Helgadóttir, Pieter Jennes, Valérie Mannaerts, Bram Van Meervelde, Benny Van den Meulengracht-Vranx, Sophie Nys, OAOA, Philip Aguirre y Otegui, Sharon Van, Overmeiren, Tom Poelmans, Jóhanna Kristbjörg Sigurðardóttir, Valgerður Sigurðardóttir, Charline Tyberghein, Wim Wauman, Helgi Þórsson
WEEKEND MET ABC / Antwerpen Art Weekend
De Studio; Maarschalk Gerardstraat 4, 2000 Antwerp.
May 25th – May 27th, 2018
Antwerp Art Weekend 2018
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, temporary exhibitions and museums during this intense, three day, citywide manifestation.
As you can see around you, and probably feel in your very bones, the annual Antwerpen 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; reviling through videos some “behind the scenes” 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 Antwerpen 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.
Antwerp harbors a vibrant contemporary art scene, ranging from internationally renowned museums, galleries and art centers 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.