XENIA: Hello stranger, be my guest 2021
Artists: Vincent Everaerts, Yannick Harter, Natalia Jordanova, Cynthia Montier, Nemo Nonnenmacher, Raiko Sánchez, Lore Sommereyns with guest curators; Lucie Klysch und Mia Junker
Video-animation: Raiko Sánchez
Curated by Jeroen Cavents, Ewa Meister & Johanna Ralser
In cooperation with a&o kunsthalle, Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst & Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden
Nova Artspace Weimar
Artist: Anne Heilmann, Masami Saito and Kathy Schubert
Curators: Sarah Eder & Jeroen Cavents
Photographs: Samuel Solazzo
Nomansland is an interdisciplinary exhibition that deals with themes of transition, communication and physicality in the form of sculptures, installations and drawings.
What is the connection between internal physical and psychological processes and how can these be materialized? How can we document an experience so that it leads to a re-experienceable result? Nomansland questions the grey zone between mental and physical space as a nomadic existence; the intermediate space that can be conquered by our minds.
Potential Space, 2019
Curated by Jeroen Cavents
Given that space is a manifestation of everything and emptiness is nothing, everything is the antonym of nothing. Space is defined by a continuous area of expanse which is free, available or unoccupied. Therefore, nothing or emptiness is an unavailable and inaccessible area defined by borders.
A border is a space separating two areas, a space in between seen and unseen, knowing and not knowing. It functions as a stimulant for interpretation or completion. The border in itself is therefore also a space, moreover, a potential space for psychological reconsideration of its own limits.
De Apotheek, Antwerp
Curator: Susan Kuijpers
With the support of VZW Catharsis & De Apotheek
Multiplied provided a platform for young artists to exhibit and distribute multiples of various shapes and sizes in a limitless way. The focus of this project was the concept of a multiple as a democratic medium to spread the ideas and images of the artist rather than being an economic resource.
The artists for this exhibition were selected through an open call, the main criteria for this selection were a DIY attitude and the motivation to distribute their artwork to a wide audience. De Apotheek was a pop-up artist-run art space and a non-profit organisation in a vacant pharmacy for young artists and initiators. The exhibition resulted in an active, transgressive, lo-fi group show augmented with lectures, artist talks and performances throughout the course of one week as part of Antwerp Art Weekend 2017.
Artrave, 2015 & 2016
Kavka & Het Bos, Antwerp
Curator: VZW Catharsis
An event organised by vzw Catharis which combined visual art, music, performances and poetry. Apart from listening to live music and spoken word, the event space was wrapped in paper on which the visitors could paint, draw and write alongside established and beginning visual artists. The result of the event was afterwards exhibited as a collective artwork. The event brought people in an easily accessible way in contact with art
and each other questioning the borders between artist and public, and arts ephemeral status.
LUCA School of Arts Brussels
Curator: Jeroen Cavents
Oude Beurs, Antwerp
Artists: Jivan van der Ende, Jasmin van der Rauwelaert & Jeroen Cavents
Curator: VZW Catharsis
For the project Potenco, Catharsis VZW carried out a neighbourhood survey about certain place-specific related topics. Based on the responses of this survey, we collaborated with a philosopher to compose philosophical questions about themes such as gender, safety, adulthood, immigration and privacy. We incorporated these questions in a playful game that we played with children at certain playgrounds in this neighbourhood. The interaction with the children as well as their responses to these questions were recorded on video. We selected three visual artists who made artwork based on this input. The artworks were integrated together with the video material into an exposition. Concludingly we invited school groups around the same age as the interviewed children and gave them a guided tour of the exhibition stimulating them to reflect on the artworks.