The group-exhibition ‘Praalzucht’ is an artist-run, ‘in situ’ exhibition located within the raw character of a vacant building in the commercial centre of Antwerp. For this exhibition there is no external curation or narrative. The content of the exhibition is built upon a spontaneous and organic collaboration between the organizers of the exhibition (Winnie Claessens, Isabel Fredeus and Octave Vandeweghe) in dialogue with the invited artists: Hannelore Vandepoel, Elleke Frijters, Ben Van Den Broeck, Lydia Hannah Debeer, Warre Mulder, Marta Galmozzi, Sarah Van Marcke, Liesbeth Henderickx, Isabel Fredeus, Winnie Claessens and Octave Vandeweghe.
‘Praalzucht’ represents a visual cluster of artworks set within the context of an abandoned and desolate scenery, as if set in the ruins of the capitalist heart of a city. It is an exhibition that stands far from the concept of a white cube experience and invites the artists to work in relation to the stripped venue, creating a dynamic exhibition with the focus on: ‘in situ’, installation and three-dimensional work.