The exhibition "Tussen Twee Wallen" takes place at two historical locations in Antwerp: Het Steen and Keizersbastion. Both locations have played an important role throughout the centuries as gateways to the city and carry a rich history. In the exhibition, contemporary works of art are presented in an intriguing way in a historical context.
Four artists, Winnie Claessens, Lydia Hannah, Fran Van Coppenolle and Hannelore Vandepoel, have been invited to present their work at these locations. The content of the exhibition is determined by the relationship each artist enters into with the historical and archaeological sites.
The “Keizersbastion” is one of the nine bastions of the Spanish Walls and played a central role in the defense of the city. It is a relatively unknown yet valuable archaeological site within the city. The fortress is the central work to which the artists relate. The bastion can be reached via the underground parking garage of the Nationale Bank.
This exhibition is a special collaboration between Visit Antwerp and the Department of Archeology of the City of Antwerp, initiated by Winnie Claessens. The exhibition creates a subtle symbiosis between contemporary art and the rich historical context of the city of Antwerp.