Antwerp Art Weekend puts contemporary art in the spotlight

The ninth edition of Antwerp Art Weekend is taking place across the city from Thursday. Galleries, museums, educational institutions and artists’ studios will be open to the public until Sunday. Last year, the event attracted more than 42,000 visitors.

More than 70 venues are taking part in the event, which focuses on contemporary art. The programme includes guided tours, exhibitions, lectures and activities.

The nerve centre will be the Flowers at Room Temperature exhibition at DeStudio. Curator Anna Laganovska has gathered work by artists including Chantal Akerman, Karina Beumer and Anthony Ngoya, on the theme of what constitutes a home, both externally and internally.

In De Kamers van Zé, six artists exhibit in three empty terraced houses in the Harmonie district of the city, while in Tussen Twee Wallen, four young artists display their work in the historical setting of Het Steen and the Keizersbastion. Various performances and encounters with artists will take place at the M HKA museum. ​



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