8th Edition

CAPITAL OF WOKE April 25—28, 2019. Le Centre Tour à Plomb–Hageltoren, Slachthuisstraat 20–26 Rue de l’Abattoir, 1000 Brussels

The 8th edition of POPPOSITIONS will take place between April 25 and April 28 with a professional preview on April 24. We will welcome 25 participants from 12 countries.

Artistic Framework 2019

The 8th edition of POPPOSITIONS will revolve around the term “woke” and how its mainstream popularity and increasing application intersects with corporate and capitalist structures. The idea of being woke and wokeness concerns raising social awareness, taking actions in response to dominant paradigms, acknowledging one’s privileges towards understanding the struggles of others, and giving space to social bodies that have been silenced, unacknowledged and underrepresented. With the forthcoming edition of POPPOSITIONS we want to think collectively about what responses and forms of resistance can be formulated when ideologies have become trendy and woke-washing brands cash in on social justice.

Participants

1646, The Hague (NL) Archiraar Gallery, Brussels (BE) Billytown, The Hague (NL) Broodthaers Society of America, New York (US) Diamètre, Paris (FR) DMW Art Space, Antwerp/Borgerhout (BE) Drop City, Antwerp (BE) ESPAI TACTEL, Barcelona/València (ES) etHALL gallery, Barcelona (ES) feeelings, nomadic JOEY RAMONE, Rotterdam (NL)  L.E.M.O.W. Editions & Multiples, Paris (FR) Lily Robert, Paris (FR) MAMA, Rotterdam (NL) Manoeuvre Kunstenplek vzw, Ghent (BE) Onomatopee Projects, Eindhoven (NL) Pierre Poumet, Bordeaux (FR) Salón ACME, Mexico (MX) SUPERDEALS, Brussels (BE) Syndicate, Los Angeles (US) The fridge, Sofia (BG) The Self Luminous Society, nomadic VITRINE, Basel/London (CH/UK) Vleeshal, Middelburg (NL) wildpalms, Düsseldorf (DE).

Public Programme

POPPOSITIONS aims at stimulating discussions and encouraging dialogue between visitors, exhibitors and other stakeholders by extending its exhibition programme to a curated selection of events on-site, such as performances, artist talks, conferences and round tables, as well as a bookshop and a bar. The Public Programme is curated by Niekolaas Johannes Lekkerkerk, in collaboration with RoSa.

Selection Committee

Diana Campbell BetancourtDiana Campbell Betancourt • Artistic Director at Samdani Art Foundation, (BD), Chief Curator at Dhaka Art Summit, (BD).

Jessica Gysel © Joëlle-BachettaJessica Gysel • Founder of Girls Heart Brussels, (BE), Editor at Girls Like Us, Brussels/Amsterdam, (BE/NL).

Niekolaas Johannes LekkerkerkNiekolaas Johannes Lekkerkerk • Curator and writer at The Office for Curating, Rotterdam, (NL), Artistic Director of POPPOSITIONS, (BE).

Hana MileticHana Miletić • Brussels and Zagreb based artist, (BE/HR).

Christophe VeysChristophe Veys • Collection Veys-Verhaevert, (BE).

↓ Public Programme 

 

  • ONGOING
    Saunra With: David Bernstein
  • FRIDAY 26 APRIL 2019
    14:00 Beaver Fever With: Andreas Arndt
    15:00 Worm: Art + Ecology With: Angela Chan
    16:00 Beaver Fever With: Andreas Arndt
    17:00 Saunra With: David Bernstein
  • SATURDAY 27 APRIL 2019
    14:00 Beaver Fever With: Andreas Arndt
    15:00 Worm: Art + Ecology With: Angela Chan
    16:00 Beaver Fever With: Andreas Arndt
    17:00 Saunra With: David Bernstein
  • SUNDAY 28 APRIL 2019
    14:00 Beaver Fever With: Andreas Arndt
    15:00 Worm: Art + Ecology With: Angela Chan
    16:00 Beaver Fever With: Andreas Arndt
    17:00 Saunra With: David Bernstein

Full Public Programme

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