Sugar for the Pill, curated by Zeynep Kubat

Antwerp Art is pleased to announce this year's central exhibition of the Antwerp Art Weekend: 'Sugar for the Pill', curated by Zeynep Kubat.

Every year, De Studio functions as the central location for the Antwerp Art Weekend and Antwerp Art invites a curator to produce an exhibition in one or more of De Studio's many rooms. This time, Antwerp Art invited Brussels-based curator Zeynep Kubat, wo curates the show 'Sugar for the Pill' as a remedial descend into De Studio's basement:

We need time and space for recovery. Not only from physical, but also from social ills. How can society heal from its self-inflicted wounds and from its collective traumas? Art can reveal those wounds and bittersweetly help us heal through confrontation and recognition. Collective healing becomes possible after individual detoxification. Through deep, sometimes even bodily, introspection, we must learn to make room for emancipation. This exhibition is an invitation to descend into an ethereal and visceral space of remediation; an artistic sanatorium where we question the existing frameworks of our corporeality and accelerate our societal metabolism.

Come to rest, learn and heal with artists Margaux Schwarz, Laurie Charles, Chantal van Rijt, Lysandre Begijn, Saddie Choua, Aurélie Bayad, Carole Mousset, Eline de Clercq, Lisa Ijeoma, Pélagie Gbaguidi.

Zeynep Kubat is an art historian, independent curator and writer. In her work, she focuses on the crossroads between art, culture and society. She is coördinator and core editor for rekto:verso magazine. She is also chief editor of TYPP, the research journal of Sint Lucas School of Arts in Antwerp and editor for FORUM+, journal for art and research. She is a board member of several institutions and organisations in the contemporary arts field. She curates exhibitions in contemporary art, mainly focusing on intersectional artistic practices, and often acts as artistic advisor.

Sugar for the Pill

26 May, 12:00 - 21:00

27 May, 12:00 - 18:00

28 May, 12:00 - 01:00

29 May, 12:00 - 18:00

De Studio is Antwerp Art's central location during the Antwerp Art Weekend, and we have lots more planned for you there. Stay tuned for updates, click here for an overview of our entire program.

The exhibition was made possible with the support of Stad Antwerpen, Nationale Loterij, Antwerp Art and its members, and De Studio.

—De Studio
Maarschalk Gérardstraat 4, 2000 Antwerp