• 06.02.21 20.03.21

TRACES of the future

valerie_traan gallery, Antwerp, Belgium

Clarisse Bruynbroeck, Eline Verstegen, Veerle Wenes

Victoria Adam (GB), BC Architects (BE), Clarisse Bruynbroeck (BE), Ignace Cami (BE), Ralph Collier (BE), Babs Decruyenaere (BE), DRDH Architects (GB), Benedikt Terwiel (DE), Unfold x Liam Reeves (BE, GB)

Valerie_traan gallery wanted to celebrate its ten-year existence. Since 2010, the gallery of Veerle Wenes became an established name in the (inter)national circuit and made a welcoming destination of the renovated cloister in the centre of Antwerp. Much like in the beginning, valerie_traan gallery is characterized by an unbound combination of exhibiting and living in the same space; by a distinct selection of makers across art, design and architecture; and by a profound sensitivity, regardless of trends, to concept, aesthetics and functionality. Sincere encounters between gallery, makers and public have always been key.

It is then precisely in line with this approach that valerie_traan gallery wished to celebrate its tenth anniversary with the new group exhibition, TRACES of the future. For this exhibition, several artists, designers and architects were invited to look at the gallery’s multi-layered trajectory with fresh eyes. There is a strong empathic connection with all these makers and thinkers; they speak a similar formal language, feel a personal affinity with previously exhibited work, or intervene in (the history of) the building. They present possible traces of the next chapter of the gallery, a promising time to come.

Existing ‘traces’ in the gallery space, which are highlighted again for this exhibition, include works and interventions by: Damiano Curschellas (CH), JIJ’S (BE), Isabelle Krieg (CH), Muller Van Severen (BE), Studio Simple (NL), Studio Wieki Somers (NL), Roeland Tweelinckx (BE), Geert Vanoorlé (BE)