During the first weekend of September, NICC and studio Start Studio present ‘OPEN STUDIOS 2018, Antwerp, made by artists’, the fourth edition of the professional studio route that highlights the presence of visual artists and creative entrepreneurs in the city.
Discover together with organizers NICC and Studio Start that OPEN STUDIOS is more than just studio visits. What is the importance of artists and of space for artistic development and presentation in a city? And how can artists and the city work together on affordable creation and presentation places for professional practices with an international potential?
Open Studios 2018 offers you a professional studio route past the studios of more than 200 visual artists and creative entrepreneurs on Sunday 2 September and an OFF Program of artist-run spaces on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 September. In the spring of 2019, Open Studios will present a symposium and publication about ‘the Artist & the City’.
Sunday, September 2, 2018
– STUDIOROUTE, 2 p.m. – 7 p.m.
more than 200 professional artists open their studios to the public. Discover how, among others, Nel Aerts, Koen van den Broek and Guillaume Bijl work and be inspired by the presence, multitude and diversity of artistic practices and the talents of tomorrow, are anchored in the city, but are also internationally networked.
At the info point at the MAS Antwerp Art Pavilion you can pick up a city map and you can see work by Michiel Alberts, Kitty Kamp, Stef Van Looveren, Lore Van Roelen & Patries Wichers.
– OFF PROGRAM, 2 – 7 pm
In addition to a professional studio route, Open Studio’s draws attention to the artist-run spaces in the city, often dynamic initiatives where artists co-produce and present work by other artists:
ABC Klubhuis, AIR, C A S S T L, De Nor, Pink House, Pinkie Bowtie, Basement.
Saturday 1 September and Sunday 2 September:
– International visitors program: new this year is the launch of an international visitors program on the initiative of Kunstenpunt: 7 young international curators are invited to the studios of a selection of artists and are given a tour along the artist-run spaces by Antwerp artists such as Leon Vranken, Ria Pacquée and others and sector professionals.
This intense encounter gives them a image of the dynamics of the art scene and professional artistic practices in the city of Antwerp.
– Hicham Bouzid, curator Think Tanger, Tanger
– Pauline Doutreluingne, independent curator, Berlijn
– Sonia Fernandez Pan, curator and writer, Esnorquel, Barcelona
– Kate Strain, director Grazer Kunstverein, Graz
– Jérôme Mayer, curator Les Brasseurs, Liège
– Yasmina Reggad, independent curator, London, Athens and Algiers
– Rosa De Graaf, associate curator Witte De With, Rotterdam
The selection of artists and invited curators was done by the partners: AIR Antwerp, Studio Start, NICC and Kunstenpunt with thanks to Helena Kritis and Nadia Bijl.
In the fall of 2019, Open Studios will present a symposium and publication about ‘the Artist & the City’.