This was the Antwerp Art Weekend in 2023! Re-discover
Our central exhibition at De Studio, Flowers at Room Temperature.
What constitutes a home? The central exhibition during Antwerp Art Weekend, Flowers at Room Temperature asks just this question. Curator Anna Laganovska brings together different artistic practices rooted in the domestic, revealing a ‘home’ as not just an external place, but also an internal space. They ask the audience to pay closer attention to the immaterial foundations our homes are built on: memories, routines, intimacy, our identities, and the passing of time.
The exhibition refers to the previous uses of De Studio, originally the stately home of a prominent Antwerp family and later a hotel. The works that now occupy its rooms build upon these tentative traces of domesticity, and draw attention to the meanings we assign to the objects that surround us in our daily lives.
Flowers at Room Temperatureis curated by Anna Laganovska, and includes works by Chantal Akerman, Marianne Berenhaut, Karina Beumer, Tony Cragg, Daan Gielis, Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys, Daniele Formica, Katja Mater, Céline Mathieu, Anthony Ngoya, Angyvir Padilla, Evita Vasiļjeva, Jean-Luc Vilmouth.
The exhibition was made possible with the support of Stad Antwerpen, Nationale Loterij, Antwerp Art and its members, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Belgium, M HKA and De Studio.