The Wrong Side

5th edition of
 POPPOSITIONS, April 21—24, 2016
LaVallée, Sint-Jans-Molenbeek

The Wrong Side

Nicolas de Ribou


For its 5th edition, apart from wondering if we are, being an alternative art fair, on the “wrong side” of the art market, this year’s tagline is equally related to the socio-geopolitical situation in Europe and beyond. In times of crisis, the very notion of a border becomes highly polemicized, giving rise to numerous questions.

What does it mean to be on the “right” or the “wrong” side of the market, of history, modernity, economic prosperity and so forth? Who decides right from wrong? How are visible and less visible boundaries being drawn, and what are its consequences? And what are truly transgressive practices today?



1646 (NL): Tamy Ben-Tor & Miki Carmi • AGENCY AGENCY (UK): Victoria Adams, Matt Ager, Brendan Michal Heshka • ÂME NUE (DE): We Are  Visual • ARCHIRAAR (BE): Caroline Le Mehauté, Sylvio Marchand • ATELIER SOLAR (SP): Sofia Porto Bauchwitz, Laura Navarro, Diana Velasquez • BRUSSELS ART DEPARTMENT (BE): Life As Art As Attitude • COLLAR (UK): Aimee Walker, Joshua Parker • CURATE IT YOURSELF (FR): Maxime  Boutin, Paul Lahana, Edouard Lecuyer, Davide Mancini Zanchi, Mountaincutters • DAUWENS & BEERNAERT (BE): Adam Vackar, Quinten Ingelaere, Stanislas Lahaut • DEBORAH BOWMANN (BE): Deborah Bowmann® & Jean-Baptiste Carobolantei • ESCOUGNOU-CETRARO (FR) Laura Gozlan, Florian Sumi • GALLLERIAPIÙ (IT): Apparatus 22 • IDK CONTEMPORARY (BE): Eloïse Van der Heyden, Louis-Cyprien Rials, Mountaincutters • JOSEDELAFUENTE (SP): Juan Duque, Ion Macareno • KRUPIC KERSTING / KUK (DE): Robert Kunec • LE CUBE (MA): Mohammed Laouli, Katrin Ströbel • LUGEMIK (EE): Marge Monko • RIANNE GROEN (NL): Wouter Venema & Koen Taselaar • SALÓN (SP): Abdul Vas, Jimena Kato Murakami, Momu & No Es • SALÓN ACME (MX): Pablo Dávila • SNAP (FR): Gaëlle Choisne • SUPRAINFINIT (RO): Tăietzel Ticălos • TRENDBEHEER / ART AGENT ORANGE (NL): Hadassah Emmerich • VAN DER (IT): Enrico Gaido • WATERSIDE CONTEMPORARY (UK): Oreet Ashery


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