Kasper Bosmans, Wannes Goetschalckx, Philip Metten, Joris Van de Moortel, Leon Vranken
Eight artists who graduated from the Academy after 2000 were invited by the group of curators HELD (Wilfried Huet, Dirk Engelen, Stella Lohaus and Isabel Devriendt) to create new work in public spaces. The exhibition takes into account the socialcontext and the social fabric of the city. The walk takes the visitor to places that, although significant, are often not very well known.
- Kasper Bosmans is placing an F-104 Starfighter for ten days on a small square. When the jet fighter is gone, only some marble chocks and the fence will remain.
- Wannes Goetschalckx has designed a specially adapted version of a familiar street scene: a small tree supported by wooden posts.
- Kati Heck has created a fountain and focuses on free drinking water for everyone.
- Pol Matthé’s work It’s in a heap, it’s in a pile refers to the subject of migration, which is characteristic of the station district.
- Philip Metten transforms an existing bar. During the exhibition, this work will also serve as a meeting point and a venue for performances and live acts.
- Joris Van de Moortel presents surprising neon sculptures at various points along the route.
- Leon Vranken transforms the traditional plinth for a piece of sculpture into an independent work of art.
- On the roof of a building stands Julia Wlodkowski’s ‘VERY EXPENSIVE’. Her sculpture is a tribute to the simple life.
21ST CENTURY OUTDOORS! EXTRA
Every first Friday of the month at 8pm: performances in the Homey Café, Sint-Paulusplaats 24
• 4th of October: Joris Van de Moortel & Dan Browne
• 1th of November: Pol Matthé
• 6th of December: Kasper Bosmans & Marthe Ramm Fortun
• 3rd of January: Julie Wlodkowski & Kati Heck plus special guests