Frans Masereel Centrum @ Copyright Bookshop

With Solitude, Frans Masereel Centrum commissions six new artistic projects, based on an alternative politics of experiencing art. Deliberately offline, each individual project offers an inspiring context to rethink the connection between art, the bodily and the social, and our mental faculties.

Learning from the first half of 2020, and acknowledging our insatiable intellectual hunger, we invite six artists to develop a new work, which people can acquire physically and experience at home – as opposite to from home.

In doing so, Solitude strengthens existing artistic practices that ask themselves where to for art, while providing at the same time multiple opportunities to cope with the enduring (self)confinement, without flattening out art. What space is left if seclusion – whether or not chosen by ourselves – is the only option?

The presentation at Copyright Bookshop, Antwerp will include the projects by Taus Makhacheva, Nora Turato, Patrick Van Caeckenbergh and Tris Vonna-Michell.

Upcoming projecs by Andrea Éva Győri and Amy Sillman will be launched later this year.