Why Not Ask Again? The theme of this biennale is both a demand and a query. It tells us to look beyond answers. This biennale will have done its work if it gives rise to a forest of questions in your mind and a storm of desires in your heart, where the unpredictable is something to be welcomed, not feared. Questions are like pressure points – the vital points along the meridians of the body that are crucial to health and sickness, pleasure and pain. Giving them primacy in this edition of biennale is like attending to the pressure points in the body of our contemporary world. - Curated by Raqs Media Collective
Antenna Futura convenes contemporary artistic positions that explore a realistic-imminent or a phantastic-distant future. Scientific contributions and workshops on the topic will take place in the framework of the exhibition. In this way Antenna Futura responds to a highly complex and informationally baroque present whose future and potentials seem impervious.
In this exhibition the visitor travels to France with Jan Sluijters and to Spain with Leo Gestel, but also to Indonesia with Isaac Israels, to America with Adrian Lubbers and to the North Pole with Louis Apol. Scores of travel-fevered artists vie for attention, with attention to painting, travel sketches, sculptural work, but also photography, installation and video. With works of contemporary artists like: Joost Conijn, Jan Dibbets, Bertien van Manen, Rob Birza, Jennifer Tee and Roy Villevoye. Simultaneously, the Frans Hals Museum will show 17th century paintings that touch on the same subject.
Third Nature questions how we live dependent upon what lies in-between us: infrastructure is the given answer to the question of how worlds are constituted. The exhibition explores how it feels to function in a world governed by infrastructure, through forms of divination, imagination and speculation. Curated by Laura Herman. With: Nina Canell, Marjolijn Dijkman, Femke Herregraven, Basim Magdy, Suzanne Treister.
In benefit of a crowdfunding for Cinemaximiliaan, 21 contemporary artists, generously donated a work. Acquire an art work, support the cinema and contribute to warmer evenings in the asylum centres in Belgium. With works by: Mohammed Alani, Kasper Bosmans, Bridget Currie, Louay Dabous, Hans Demeulenaere, Marjolijn Dijkman, Haidar Jabbar, Anne-Marie Jacobs, Giorgios Kontis, Gwendolyn Lootens, Aukje Koks, Jasper Rigole, Ali Sabri, Fabrice Samyn, Sarah & Charles, Ayham Seif, Robin Vanbesien, Walt Van Beek, Emma van der Put, Philippe van Wolputte and Leon Vranken.