“Open Air is the opportunity for art pieces to escape the commotion of the fair and show themselves more autonomously”

Samuel Saelemakers, curator

Flag of Compassion, THE MERCHANT HOUSE

Open Air

sculptures and installations in the outdoor area

For the first time this year, the section Open Air, with sculptures and installations, can be viewed in the outdoor area of the Van Nelle factory. Curator of this new section, Samuel Saelemakers: “Open Air is the opportunity for art pieces to escape the commotion of the fair and show themselves more autonomously”. The selected works will enter a dialogue with the public space, the weather elements and the architecture of the Van Nelle factory. Saelemakers concludes: “keep your eyes open for the subtle interventions by Roeland Tweelinckx, listen well to the sound work by Susan Philipsz and be surprised by the ‘hyperlinked’ sculptures of David Jablonowski”.

Participants 2017, a.o.:
Nadia Naveau – Base-Alpha Gallery (BE)
Ronald de Bloeme – BorzoGallery (NL)
Susan Philipsz – Ellen de Bruijne Projects (NL)
Roeland Tweelinckx – IRÈNE LAUB GALLERY (BE)
Jay Gard – Sexauer Gallery (DE)
David Jablonowski – Galerie Fons Welters (NL)
Flag of Compassion - THE MERCHANT HOUSE (NL)

Flag of Compassion is an on-going conceptual artwork (initiated in 2002) that investigates ethical values in society: www.flagofcompassion.com. Image credits: Flag of Compassion , on-going from 2002, the word ‘compassion’, a flag in different sizes and in several editions, a website and a distribution network, a manifest, a foundation.

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