AIR Antwerpen is a temporary work – and living space for visual artists from over the whole world. Fifteen artists a year stay between 3 and 6 months in five studio’s in the old lock-keeper’s house in the harbour of Antwerp. They use this time to research, produce, discover and meet. As part of the visual program AIR Antwerpen organizes every two years the OPEN AIR festival. For this project a curator from another cultural discipline is invited to react to the program of AIR Antwerpen. The curator has the opportunity to invite residents to stay in AIR Antwerpen for the summer and to work together on a public moment in the end of August.).
This year BLOET vzw (Jan Decorte & Sigrid Vinks) is organizing the sixth edition of OPEN AIR, named: Maison Moderne. They invited the collective Memymom, Johan Daenen, Gwendolyn Lootens and Stef Kamil Carlens to collaborate with them around “Bloetwollefduivel” a interpretation by Jan Decorte of Shakespeare’s play Macbeth. It was performed in 1994 by Jan Decorte himself, Sigrid Vinks and Lisa De Boeck (then 9 years old and now part of the collective Memymom). Bloetwollefduivel will be played on Saturday 24th of August in the lock-keeper’s house. Johan Daenen and Memymom will create new work inspired on this play and the location of AIR Antwerpen. The show and an audio reproduction of the play will be on view until Sunday 8 September.
Program Maison Moderne:
20.00 Opening exhibition OPEN AIR artists in residence: Johan Daenen, Gwendolyn Lootens, Memymom, open all night.
21.00 Bloetwollefduivel (Jan Decorte, 1994): Jan Decorte – Sigrid Vinks – Smilla Dierickx
22.00 Stef Kamil Carlens solo
23.00 Dj Carlo Andriani (Tune Up Records)
Exhibition and audio recording of Bloetwollefduivel on view from Monday 26/08 until Sunday 08/09, from 13.30 until 17.30 or through appointment.