Antwerp Art


Antwerp Art

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We are ready! Tomorrow is the start of the fifth edition of the Antwerp Art Weekend. It's bringing you four days of exhibitions in museums, galleries, artist run and ... driven spaces, performances, screenings, the Night of the Visual Arts and many other exciting events and after-parties. We are looking forward to dive into this thriving art-sea with you. See you soon!

We zijn er klaar voor! Morgen begint de vijfde editie van Antwerp Art Weekend. Vier bijzondere dagen met tentoonstellingen in musea, galeries, artist run en ... driven spaces, performances, screenings, de Nacht van de Beeldende Kunst en vele andere spannende evenementen en after-parties. We kijken er naar uit om met u in deze bloeiende kunstzee te duiken. Tot snel!

Thu, 16 May

18h-21h — Antwerp Art Weekend is officially open! All venues and exhibitions can be visited.

19h — The Royal Academy of Fine Arts will be this years host for the actual opening. You’ll be able to get some food and drinks from 19h on, see performances, exhibitions and experience an after party with the academy’s teachers behind the DJ booth.

18h-22h — Official launch AAIR: Studio Start and AIR Antwerpen proudly present AAIR: a new artist-oriented organization that grants time, space and mobility to national and international artists. AAIR wishes to create a sustainable context for artistic development.

18h — Artist Driven Space Shuttle Service departs at De Studio

18h — Book launch Royal Academy of Fine Arts

19h — Lecture at Het Bos: Charlotte Koopman

19h — Artist talk and film release by Antwan Horfee at M HKA

19h-22h — Concert at Kontrapunt.

21h — All night screening Tick Tack

21h — Opening Art bar FOMU: BENI BISCHOF

Fri, 17 May

12h - 18h All venues are open

12h — Artist Driven Space Shuttle Service departs at De Studio

16h — Panel talk Kontrapunt: Mekhitar Garabedian, Maryam Najd

20h — Performance Royal Academy of Fine Arts: SKaGeN, Richard Jackson

21h — Concert and party Het Bos

21h — Late night opening at Ballroom with after party at Plaza Real

21h — All night screening TICK TACK

Sat, 18 May

12h-18h — All venues are open

21h — The Night of the Visual Arts at De Studio!
Entrance fee: 10 euro.

Line up:
21h00 doors are open
21h15 – 22h00 performance Josefin Arnell
22h30 – 23h00 Shygirl Live
23u30 – 00h00 performance Amber Vanluffelen
00h00 – 01h00 Romi Luna Deejay
01h00 – 02h00 Yunobi Deejay
02h00 – 03h00 Mechatok Deejay
03h00 – end 9M-MRJ Deejay

12h — Artist Driven Space Shuttle Service departs at De Studio

12h — Finissage weekend Laure Prouvost M HKA.

14h — Happening Het Bos

15h — Artist talk Geukens & De Vil: Azad Asifovitch and artists Sofie Muller & Katya Ev

16h — Book launch and signing by the artist Gallery FIFTY ONE: Bruno V. Roels

20h — Performance Royal Academy of Fine Arts: SKaGeN, Richard Jackson

21h — All night screening TICK TACK

Sun, 19 May

12h-18h — All venues are open

19h — Closing of the weekend at ‘t Sluit op ‘t Zuid: We’ll be ending the Antwerp Art Weekend in the South area, with multiple venues staying open until 19h and performances happening throughout the day. After that, you’re invited to for an after hours drink at Beni Bischof’s art cafe, located in the Museum Cafe of FOMU.

20h-03h — Closing Party Laure Prouvost M HKA at Café Strange: Drink with us. Dance with us. Celebrate art with us at the closure of a memorable exhibition, at the end of the most festive Antwerp Art Weekend.

12h — Artist Driven Space Shuttle Service departs at De Studio

12h — Finissage weekend Laure Prouvost M HKA

12h — Workshop Het Bos.

12h-14h — Brunch at AAIR

13h30 — Reception and book presentation Galerie Schoots + Van Duyse: Armando, Jan Henderikse, Henk Peeters and Jan Schoonhoven

14h — Performance Hedwig Houben at M HKA

14h-17h — Poster & Book Sale at M HKA

14h — Guided tour Kunsthal Extra City

14h — Artist talk Tommy Simoens: Conversation between filmmaker Manu Riche and artist Gert Robijn

15h-16h — Guided Tour at M HKA

15h-16h — Performance NK Gallery: Georgy Ostretsov

16h — Performance LLS Paleis: Angel Vergara

17h — Performance Galerie Sofie Van de Velde Nieuw Zuid: Erich Weiss

20h — Performance Royal Academy of Fine Arts: SKaGeN, Richard Jackson

21h — All night screening TICK TACK

Guided tours Meeting at the Antwerp Art Pavilion
(Hanzestedenplaats) next to the MAS

Friday 17- Sunday 19 May, Starting at 15h
Participation is free, but please register via +32 486 23 20 11 /

ArtLand is a collaboration between six galleries located around Willemdok on the Eilandje in the old harbor: Galerie 15/16, Galerie Verbeeck-Van Dyck, Pedrami, Gallery Schoots + Van Duyse, ArtPartout and Galerie Raf Van Severen. On Friday 17, Saturday 18, Sunday 19 May, ArtLand organizes a guided walk around the Willemdok with a visit to the six galleries, the exhibitions, a meeting with the gallerists and present artists. During the walk, attention is also paid to ‘t Eilandje today and its history.

We are looking forward to see you at: De Studio, (re)D, AAIR, Annette De Keyser, Annie Gentils Gallery, Artelli, Axel Vervoordt, Base-Alpha Gallery, Behind Bars, Callewaert Vanlangendonck Gallery, De Zwarte Panter, DMW Art Space, Eva Steynen Deviations, Fifty One Too, FOMU, Frans Masereel Centrum, Galerie Geukens & De Vil, Galerie Schoots Van Duyse, Galerie Transit, Galerie Verbeeck Van Dijck, Gallery Fifty One, Galerie Sofie Van de Velde Zuid, Het Bos, Ibasho, Ingrid Deuss, Keteleer, Kunsthal Extra City, L’Edition Populaire, LLS Paleis, M HKA, mariondecannière, Micheline Szwajcer, Next Door, NK Gallery, Out of sight, Pedrami, Plus One Nieuw Zuid, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Ruimte Morguen, Stieglitz 19, Tim Van Laere Gallery, Tique, Tommy Simoens, Valerie Traan, Zeno X Gallery, Arte, Art Gallery De Wael 15, Art Partout, Ballroom Project, Boarding Galleries, CAPS, De Singel/Conservatorium, Escautville, Fosbury & Sons, GOWIE, HISK, Kontrapunt, La Piscine d'Activité, Onderstroom, Oranjestraat25, KunstInHuis, Tick Tack, Weekend(s), YUST, ABC Klubhuis, Artist Driven Space, CASSTL, CLAPTRAP, Drop City, Flasher!, Gallery Gallery, Pinkie Bowtie, Pulsar, Showhouse Jay Jay, Souterrain, The Mothership, The Pink House, Troebel Neyntje, Tuur & Flup Marinus

For the full programme visit the Antwerp Art Weekend website at:

Find the programme book at one of the venues, or at Issuu.

Or follow our Instagram page for a digital art tour.

Antwerp Art Weekend 2019 has been made possible by:

De Studio
Niemeijer Fonds
Art Viewer
Fosbury & Sons

Antwerp Art is supported by its members, the City of Antwerp and the Flemish Government.

images (from top to bottom)

performance Hedwig Houben — Sun, 19 May 14h at M HKA

Josefin Arnell — performance on Sat, 18 May 21h15, at De Studio

De Nacht van de Beeldende Kunst — Sat, 18 May from 21h, at De Studio

Closing Party Laure Prouvost — Sun, 19 May from 20h-03h, at Café Strange. Image: M HKA

Maaike van Schoorel at Gallery Sofie Van de Velde Nieuw Zuid

Pieter Laurens Mol at Annie Gentils Gallery

Jef Meyer at Callewaert Van Langendonck Gallery

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