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POPPOSITIONS' 8th edition | Capital of Woke

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Le Centre Tour à Plomb-Hageltoren centrum

Slachthuisstraat 20-26

1000 Brussel


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⇩ 8th edition ⇩

POPPOSITIONS 8th edition 'Capital of Woke' will take place in Le Centre Tour à Plomb-Hageltoren, in the Anneessens district in the heart of Brussels from 25 to 28 April 2019, during the Art Brussels week.

For the third year, artistic director Niekolaas Johannes Lekkerkerk, curator and writer at The Office for Curating (NL), has devised the framework. ‘Capital of Woke’ will revolve around the term ‘woke’ and how its mainstream popularity intersects with corporate and capitalist structures. The idea of being ‘woke’ concerns raising social awareness and includes taking actions in response to dominant paradigms, acknowledging one’s privileges and giving space to social bodies that have been silenced, unacknowledged and underrepresented.

Further information on the framework: https://poppositions.com/artistic-framework

A committee has selected the most relevant proposals, which will result in 26 solo presentations assembled into one single exhibition.

⇩ Selection Committee ⇩

• Diana Campbell Betancourt: artistic director at Samdani Art Foundation (BD) and chief curator at Dhaka Art Summit (BD)
• Jessica Gysel: founder of Girls Heart Brussels (BE) and editor at Girls Like Us (BE/NL)
• Hana Miletić: artist (BE/HR)
• Christophe Veys: owner of Collection Veys-Verhaevert (BE)
• Niekolaas Johannes Lekkerkerk: curator and writer at The Office for Curating (NL) and artistic director of POPPOSITIONS (BE)

⇩ Participants ⇩

1646 (NL) with Tamy Ben-Tor (IL), https://www.1646.nl/

Archiraar Gallery (BE) with Camille Leherpeur (FR), https://www.archiraar.com/

Billytown (NL) Artist to be determined, www.billytown.org/

Broodthaers Society of America (US) with Alice Sparkly Kat, http://www.broodthaers.us/

Diamètre (FR) with Nefeli Papadimouli (GR), http://diametre.org/

DMW Art Space (BE) with Dries Segers (BE), www.dmw-artspace.be/

Drop City (BE) with Jani Ruscica (FI), https://drop-city.net/

ESPAI TACTEL (ES) with Luis Úrculo (ES), https://www.espaitactel.com/

etHALL gallery (ES) with Sinéad Spelman (IE), http://www.ethall.net/

feeelings (BE) with Clara Pacotte and Richard Jogn Jones along with a group presentation of the boutique, www.feeelingsfeelings.com/

HORIZONT (HU) with Julia Gryboś (PL) & Barbora Zentková (SK), http://www.horizontgaleria.hu/en/

JOEY RAMONE (NL) with Roi Alter (IL), https://www.joeyramone.nl/

L.E.M.O.W. Editions & Multiples (FR) with Solanne Bernard (FR), https://www.lemow.com/

Lily Robert (FR) with Margaret Haines (FR), https://www.lilyrobert.com/

MAMA (NL) with Caetano (BR), https://thisismama.nl/

Manoevre Kunstenplek vzw (BE) with Grace Ndiritu (KE/UK), http://www.manoeuvre.org/

Onomatopee Projects (NL), https://www.onomatopee.net/

Pierre Poumet (FR) with Alice Hauret-Labarthe (FR), https://www.pierrepoumet.com/

Salón ACME (MX) with Marco Esparza (MX), http://salonacme.com/

SUPERDEALS (BE) with Ecole Mondiale - artistic project by Filip Van Dingenen & Ive Van Bostraeten (BE), http://superdealsbrussels.org/

Syndicate (US) with Cole Lu (TW), http://syndkt.com/

The fridge (BG) with Voin de Voin (BG), https://the--fridge.blogspot.com/

The Self Luminous Society (nomadic) with Bernice Nauta (NL) with David Bernstein (US) and Juan Pablo Plazas (CO).

VITRINE (UK/CH) with Jamie Fitzpatrick (UK), http://www.vitrinegallery.com/

Vleeshal (NL) with Alexandra Phillips (US), https://www.vleeshal.nl/

wildpalms (DE) with Mauricio Limon (MX), http://wild-palms.com/

⇩ Scenography ⇩

POPPOSITIONS invited artist and scenographer Mathias Prenen to conceive the scenography for this edition. The scenographic interventions by Mathias Prenen take the shape of modular structures assembled into an ecology of forms. Every edition, the design is based on the precedents of the previous scenography. The remainder of previous scenographic iterations, among cut-up and refurbished elements, form the basis of designing new shapes informed by the specificities of the venue and the needs of the users. Measurement, proportion, material and color are therefore recurrent in creating a context-responsive scenography, holding mid-way between architecture, sculpture and furniture. For POPPOSITIONS 2019, every module is thought of as an inclusive structure aimed at hosting and assembling different projects and participants, as to mitigate differences, exercise generosity and induce inclusive ideologies among the guests using the modules.

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