Until the 7th edition of the Antwerp Art Weekend - a citywide manifestation for contemporary art in Antwerp, where art venues in and around the city join forces to celebrate and promote contemporary art as a valuable and essential part of society.
A big part of the Antwerp Art Weekend is its visual identity, which evolves and changes every edition, and how that identity radiates to an audience. So after deciding we would cancel the 6th edition of the Antwerp Art Weekend, thus remitting the visual campaign for 2020, the thought of our 2021 edition needing to present itself significantly different was an immediate one. Therefore, Antwerp Art and design bureau Vrints-Kolsteren wanted the 2021 visual campaign to beam the opposite by using a bright and plentiful color scheme to hint at and/or amplify joyfulness. V-K started with an expansion of the grid, breaking it down into smaller blocks, which meant more tiles and lines to puzzle with, making the overall design more playful, and the doubling of a 5 year old design choice to work with only four colors, to eight plus black and white. This resulted in each item looking completely different, while maintaining coherence in the identity as a whole by sticking to its base rules. Imbuing the design with this feeling was most certainly intentional. Attempting for it to convey to visitors and passersby, serving as a light that shines at the near end of this tunnel. Colors that brighten the grim palette that is "corona".
We sincerely hope that you are able to visit the Antwerp Art Weekend, go in and out of the participating art spaces, galleries and museums, do a guided tour or make your own, and have a drink along the way. That you grab your free sample of the new tote bag and that you collect hand outs, exhibition texts and other print material in our specially made folder, which functions for just that.
We are very much looking forward to welcome you to the Antwerp Art Weekend 2021, happening May 13-16.
In addition, this month offers a wide range of new exhibitions, projects and events. Find out what the galleries, museums and art spaces in Antwerp have prepared for the weeks to come: