Ian De Weerdt, Isabel Fredeus, Arne Jochems, Yen Proesmans, Christiaan Huybrechts
After the PRE REOPENING during Borger one week earlier, GALLERY GALLERY invites you to the REOPENING during Antwerp Art Nocturne on October 31, 2020. GALLERY GALLERY organizes "A Beggars Banquet”, a one day group show curated by Rens Cools with Ian De Weerdt, Isabel Fredeus, Arne Jochems, Yen Proesmans and Christiaan Huybrechts.
The project poses the question what the future of GALLERY GALLERY as a "non-profit artist-run initiative" could look like. This question is prompted by the end of long during renovation and Covid-19 and in the context of the ever-shrinking project funding and the deliberate absence of commercial intentions. As a result, Rens Cools developed the idea to browse through the entire GALLERY GALLERY mailbox, and list every artist who took the initiative to contact GALLERY GALLERY. Out of these contacts he selected his finalized list of participants, using these cornerstones of GALLERY GALLERY as a starting point: performative, time-based, ephemeral, intangible, in situ, (post) conceptual, multidisciplinary and participatory. What better way to question the future of a non-profit artist-run initiative than through a group show with the requesting parties?