Vernissage – Don't Agonize, Organize!

Poppositions 2017 / curated by Niekolaas Johannes Lekkerkerk

POPPOSITIONS strongly believes in a collaborative approach, by being quick on its feet and working together with those initiatives, artists, curators and collectors that jointly pursue to rise to the occasion and grapple with the complexity of our current social and political climate. It attracts wide support from the art sector and serves as an inspirational format for new alternative art fairs throughout Europe. This year’s jury consisted of artist Kasper Bosmans, artist and curator Jo-ey Tang and curator Elise Lammer with the support of Niekolaas Johannes Lekkerkerk ( e O ce for Curating, NL), who has been appointed as artistic director. With the leitmotiv of Don’t Agonize, Organize as a leading principle, the jury has sought for proposals that steer and reinvent the political imagination by proposing diverse forms of political opposition that are rich in alternatives, concrete in propositions, and delivered through everyday projects. On this premise, the jury has selected the following 21 project spaces, artist initiatives and galleries that re-envision what it means to be grounded, accountable and active as part of a community with shared hopes and aspirations.


PARTICIPANTS POPPOSITIONS 2017:

ARCHIRAAR GALLERY (Brussels, BE)
Roman Moriceau (Germany, 1973)

LE CUBE – INDEPENDENT ART ROOM (Rabat, MA)
Abdessamad El Montassir (Morocco, 1989)

CULTUURCENTRUM STROMBEEK (Strombeek-Bever, BE)
Yannick Ganseman (Belgium, 1984)

DIENSTGEBÄUDE (Zürich, CH)
Yoan Mudry (Switserland, 1990)

DMW ART SPACE (Antwerp, BE)
Johan Gelper (belgium, 1980)

ALDAMA FABRE GALLERY (Bilbao, ES)
Virginia Gamna (Italy, 1989)

FOKU – ESTONIAN UNION OF PHOTOGRAPHY ARTISTS (Tallinn, EE)
Paul Kuimet (Estonia, 1984)

FORMATOCOMODO (Madrid, ES)
Engel Leonardo (Dominican Republic, 1977)

RIANNE GROEN (Rotterdam, NL)
Miko Veldkamp (Suriname, 1982)

KIM? CONTEMPORARY ART CENTRE (Riga, LV)
Indrikis Gelzis (Latvia, 1988)

KRUPIC KERSTING KUK (Colonge, DE)
Irena Eden (Germany, 1974) & Stijn Lernout (Belgium, 1972)

LAMART OFFSPACE (Antwerp, BE)
Flurin Bisig (Switzerland, 1982)

MASSIMODELUCA (Venice, IT)
Paolo Brambilla (Italy, 1990)

MAUVE (Vienna, AT)
Melanie Ebenhoch (Austria, 1985), Bernhard Rappold (Austria, 1979) & Thomas Whittle (United Kingdom, 1988)

ONOMATOPEE (Eindhoven, NL)
Bookshop & Project Space

RUNDUM (Tallinn, EE)
Kristina Ollek (Estonia, 1989)

SALÓN (Madrid, ES)
Momu (Spain, 1982) & No Es (Switzerland, 1979)

SUNS AND STARS (Amtserdam, NL)
Floris Schönfeld (United States, 1982)

SYNDICATE (Cologne, DE)
Seecum Cheung (United Kingdom, 1984)

VITRINE (London, UK/Basel, CH)
Sam Porritt (United Kingdom, 1979)

Ў GALLERY OF CONTEMPORARY ART (Minsk, BY)
Jura Shust (Belarus, 1983)

Images

  1. VITRINE with Sam Porritt, Upsetting Calm Waters, 2013

  2. Formatocomodo with Engel Leonardo, Yamasa, 2014

  3. Y gallery of Contemporary Art with Jura Shust, Ghost Particles Catchers, 2016

  4. Kim? Contemporary Art Centre with Indrikis Gelzis, Deeply Personal, 2016

  5. Massimodeluca with Paolo Brambilla, Parody of An Immortal, 2017

  6. CC Strombeek with Yannick Ganseman, Still Life, 2015-2016

  7. Rianne Groen with Miko Veldkamp, Paradise Resort, 2016