As the assistant of Joanna De Vos - art historian and curator, I am happy to announce the opening of her new project space SEEN.
SEEN opens on 23 May 2019 and is a new project space curated by Joanna De Vos in the vibrant Zuid neighbourhood of Antwerp. The concept is simple: one room, one previously unseen artwork, one artist. Each presentation will be accompanied by a statement or specially selected text. SEEN will exhibit works by a wide range of national and international artists, some of whom will be selected by guest curators. Each piece will be on view for a period of two months.
Why this new space? Joanna De Vos is a ‘curious and keen’ curator and is constantly on the lookout for new discoveries. She lives and breathes art and SEEN is a way of sharing this passion.
Why ‘SEEN’? The past participle of the verb ‘to see’ is an ideal name for this new space, and for several reasons. SEEN is not a gallery and does not have a commercial purpose. It is a space for reflection and contemplation, one that is born of a profound belief in the power of beauty, art and the artist. It is intended to be a supportive platform that enables artists to be ‘seen’ and heard. Moreover, SEEN aspires to create a ‘scene’: a space in which curators, artists and audiences can meet, where things can happen and connections are forged; an unassuming nexus in the middle of Antwerp’s thriving international cultural quarter.