Flowers at Room Temperature

Flowers at Room Temperature,
curated by Anna Laganovska

Every Antwerp Art Weekend, we organize the central exhibition at De Studio, aiming to complement the wide program presented by our participants. For each edition we appoint a guest curator to curate the central exhibition.

We're pleased to announce that Anna Laganovska is our curator for the upcoming central exhibition: 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 Temperature 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. 

On 18.05, 19:00, Daniele Formica will perform in his installation in the central exhibition.

Join the talk with curator Anna Laganovska and artists Angyvir Padilla, Céline Mathieu, Daniele Formica, and Karina Beumer on Saturday 20/05, 20:00, in De Studio's rotunda.

Anna Laganovska is a curator and writer based in Antwerp. She has studied art history and theory at the Art Academy of Latvia and cultural studies at KU Leuven. In 2022, she completed the post-graduate programme in curatorial studies at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent. Anna Laganovska currently works as a curatorial assistant at Frans Masereel Centrum, meanwhile maintaining her independent practice. Her recent curatorial projects include Snowflake Blockbuster at Kunsthal Extra City, Antwerp (2022) and Publiek Park at Citadelpark, Ghent (2021).

Flowers at Room Temperature

Thursday May 18, 12:00-21:00
Friday May 19, 12:00-18:00
Saturday May 20, 12:00-18:00 and 19:30-01:00
Sunday May 21, 12:00-18:00

De Studio is Antwerp Art's central location during the Antwerp Art Weekend. Here, you can get all your information regarding the Antwerp Art Weekend, participate in our public program, party, and much more. You can find our program for De Studio here, and an entire overview of all events and activities during the Antwerp Art Weekend here.

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.