The first edition of Ballroom will be organised during the upcoming Antwerp Art Weekend (16-19 May 2019).
In the framework of the larger city-wide project that is Antwerp Art Weekend, Ballroom wants to offer a space for outside galleries to be present through a creative, dynamic and artistic platform, without losing sight of the commercial aspect.
The aim is to put together a project that straddles the line between art exhibition and commercial platform, between expo and sale, starting from an invited selection of like-minded galleries. The project’s presentation will take cues from comparable concepts such as Poppositions, Art-O-Rama and Condo.
In order to ensure a dynamic energy to the project, we are reaching this year out to our Dutch and Brussels’ colleagues, rather than focusing on galleries from Antwerp. This will give the galleries and their artists a unique opportunity to discover the thriving Antwerp/Flemish market, or to build on and reconnect with their existing contacts here. To smoothen the transition, the project is initiated by two local players with strong connections: Base-Alpha Gallery and DMW Art Space. Both galleries will follow up the entire project from nearby.