BODY MAPS

Synopsis

The skin does not lie: it’s a person’s age map; it’s the paper where his choices, failures, passions, fears are written on. The body defines ourselves, it stratifies and heals passing of time under veils, blankets and hidings. As the trunk to the trees.
As the paper to the book: it changes, it is crumpled or turns thin and transparent, defining - thanks to Ingrid De Kok’s words - the map of a weathered body.

Take it, trace it, map it

Remember

In every phase of life, the essence is different. But what is the essence of life when you grow older? When you pass a certain age which seems to be a signal for society to move you to its fringes? At the same time, you still have the desire to be seen, to be recognized by that same society. For what you are. For who you are.

Do you hide your real age (if needed by cosmetic interventions), do you accept or do you even fight these (unwritten) rules of society. Body maps is Lansink’s visual interpretation of this ambivalence showing compassion for women in this later stage of life. When aging and the visible traces of life are evident. Do you hide these traces and scars or do you show and cherish them as memories of life?

Lansink interconnects these very feminine images with a close-up of traces from Mother Nature where human intervention has left a deep impact. Contemplating if we better not intervene with these natural processes of aging but instead show respect and embrace its outcome.

Antwerp Art Weekend is 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. The Antwerp Art Weekend is the best way to experience the city's flourishing art scene, with over 70 galleries, art spaces and museums to discover. Venues go all out to deliver an expanded program, with a plethora of extracurricular activities.

De Studio functions as the central location during the event, based in the middle of Antwerp, and will host a curated exhibition titled The Spectacle of Our Lives by Deborah Bowmann, or artists Amaury Daurel and Victor Delestre.

Since 2014, Antwerp Art connects and promotes the activities by its vibrant contemporary art scene, ranging from renowned museums and galleries, to project spaces, the artist-in-residence program, two prominent art schools, the Kunsthal and young, upcoming artist initiatives, by listing relevant exhibitions and organizing the yearly Antwerp Art Weekend.

Antwerp Art is a non-profit organization and is supported by its members and the City of Antwerp.

OPENINGS HOURS

Thursday, May 13 from 12h–21h.
Friday–Sunday, May 14–16 from 12h–18h

A must see ! : Saturday March 13th opens the exhibition “ 1078 Blue Skies , 4432 days “ Anton Kusters

The Blue Skies Project is an installation of 1078 original peel-apart instant film images of blue skies by Anton Kusters, accompanied by a 13-year real time tracking audio piece by Ruben Samama.

The images were made during a five year journey to the last known location of every former Nazi Germany concentration camp. 1078 official concentration camps existed throughout Europe during the Nazi rule in Germany from 1933 to 1945.

The generative sound piece spans 4432 days and gives a single tone, a voice, to every known victim, in real time, retracing the actual timeline from the opening of the first concentration camp to the closing of the last one.

The Blue Skies Project is curated by Monica Allende

Sound artist Ruben Samama


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Vulnerable Dimensions II - Sofie Middernacht | Maarten Alexander

Welcome to the Ingrid Deuss Gallery

Vulnerable Dimensions II - Sofie Middernacht | Maarten Alexander

E.K.T.I.N - Marianna Rothen

Pieces - Karel Fonteyne

The Transformation - Veronika Pot

Agitation - Isabel Miquel Arques

Vulnerable Dimensions II - Sofie Middernacht | Maarten Alexander

Vulnerable Dimensions II - Sofie Middernacht | Maarten Alexander

20 Years - Frieke Janssens

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