‘Play Time’/'Speeltijd' is a contemporary art exposition in Koninklijk Atheneum Berchem (a high school in Antwerp). Works by 11 internationally renowned artists will be shown in the classrooms during the Easter holidays, creating a trajectory through the corridors and rooms of this unique modernist building. Each artist will use one classroom and engage in a dialogue between his/her work and the peculiar, charged space of the classroom.
Both ‘the school’ and ‘adolescence’ provide the background and canvas for this project, which thematises the notion of ‘vulnerability’. Life in secondary school (‘play time’) involves the transition from childhood to adulthood, and this process often comes with insecurity and trauma. The (self-)questioning character of the young adult displays similarities to the inquisitive, examining character of the artist. In some cases, the works exposed will directly refer to adolescence, in other cases the works will suggest more general links to the theme of vulnerability.
Participating artists: Philip Aguirre, Dirk Braeckman, David Claerbout, Cel Crabeels, Goele De Bruyn, Rineke Dijkstra, Kris Fierens, Charles Fréger (see photo), Karin Hanssen, Marc Steculorum and Luc Tuymans.
If you are in Antwerp between March 30 and April 15th, be sure not to miss this great and very special exhibition, with well known artists who show their work in another way -and atmosphere!
Play Time/Speeltijd from March 30th- April 15th, open fromThursday-Sunday from 2 PM- 6 PM.
Koninklijk Atheneum Berchem, Uitbreidingstraat 246, 2600 Berchem/Antwerp.