a multidisciplinary group show that balances between reality and imagination
25 May - 11 Jun
Fuggerstraat 26 | Antwerp
Darius Dolatyari-Dolatdoust (°1994, Chambéry, France) is an artist, performer and designer with French, Iranian, Polish and German roots. He has developed a visual and conceptual language throughout various studies and built research on the body in movement. To put on his costumes and artwork is to dialogue with heritage and history, big or small; it is to dance in the past. In his performances, costumes dissolve, change and modify the dancer's body. And while a new reality exists, a fictional body emerges. He creates to speak of rituals of life and death and to re-understand borders: his identity, his territory.
Pris Roos (°1984, Rhenen, The Netherlands) is an artist, curator, researcher and storyteller. As a child, she grew up in the toko of her family who emigrated from Indonesia. The toko (Indonesian for shop) symbolises a space of togetherness, colours, smells, food, stories, and a mixture of people from different backgrounds. It inspires her art, from painting, spoken word, video, and performance to installation. By focusing on observation and carefully listening to the people she meets, she reflects on identity, migration, and memory.
THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT is a two-part group show that tackles the stereotypes of today’s youth. By focusing on heritage, representation, sexuality, and childhood memories, young artists shed light on these complex matters, which are both personal and universal. The project is a collaboration with Please Add Color. PT I took place in May 2021.
Today’s society is colorful and diverse, and THE CONSTANT NOW’s goal is to reflect exactly that while celebrating local artists and organisations. The non-profit art space in Antwerp curated by Magali Elali offers a varied programme of exhibitions, projects and events.
THE CONSTANT NOW
With themes such as identity, queerness, fantasy and vulnerability, REAL/UNREAL is a multidisciplinary group show that balances between reality and imagination. What happens when the viewer's perspective gets challenged by a new narrative? One that deviates from the norm and raises more questions than answers? The exhibition takes you on a trip through video, photography, performance, sculpture, and painting while playing with materials, ideas, and subjects that are often overlooked, unspoken, or hidden.
Works by Ndayé Kouagou, Ugo Woatzi, Anthony Ngoya and Gilles Mayk Navangi, curated by Magali Elali.
Opening on Wednesday, 25 May with live performance by Ndayé Kouagou at 20:00.
'I'll only swallow my own fluid' is an interactive performance in which the artist discusses our contemporary connection with the world and people around us.
Open during Antwerp Art Weekend
Thu 26.05 | 12:00 - 21:00
Fri-Sun 27.05 - 29.05 | 12:00 - 18:00
Open in June
Thu-Sat 02.06 - 04.06 | 14:00 - 18:00
Thu-Sat 09.06 - 11.06 | 14:00 - 18:00
On 11 June, we close the show with a live talk by Ugo Woatzi at 17:00. He'll discuss his awarded 'Chameleon' series. The artist talk is free and followed by drinks.