Conceived as an experiment with the art fair format, POPPOSITIONS is a pop-up fair changing location for each edition and featuring artists proposed by galleries and organisations working with site-specific exhibitions.
Hereby, POPPOSITIONS aims to provide an alternative to the white cube environment of standard fairs while nurturing high artistic standard and international appeal.
The second edition will take place between 18 and 21 April 2013 in parallel with Art Brussels. Artworks will be presented in deliberate interaction with the unique architectural setting of Brass.
POPPOSITIONS 2013 at Brass
18-21 April 2013
12:00 – 19:00
Late night opening by Document on Thursday 18 April until 23:00
Avenue Van Volxemlaan 364
1190 Brussels (Forest)
(next to Wiels)
ABOUT THE VENUE
The former brewery site of Brass was built during the peak of Belgian industrialism in high-modernist style. Brass embodies the grand expectations, post-war decline and bankruptcy of Wielemans Ceuppens, at one point the largest brewery in Europe. Under successive owners the building grew increasingly dilapidated eventually becoming a squat before being listed, restored and reopened as a space dedicated to local culture and information technology in early 2000s.
The faience showroom and former machine hall, the nearby wasteland and the communal garden that Brass shares with contemporary art centre Wiels, will constitute the setting of the second POPPOSITIONS.
The 2012 edition of POPPOSITIONS took place in Bruxelles Congrès, a still-functioning commuter station which turns into a cultural centre at nights and weekends.
This year a jury featuring
Frédéric de Goldschmidt
Ria van Landeghem
Felicia Atkinson & Bartolomé Sanson (Shelter Press)