Chasing Flowers: Coup de ville 2020
Stef Van Bellingen, Ivan Hoste
WARP & Borgerhoff & Lamberigts, 2020
Every few years contemporary art platform WARP immerses the city of Sint-Niklaas (BE) in the hottest new art with the Coup de Ville arts tour. In 2020, Chasing Flowers will be a quest for flowers. For the first time since its launch WARP has given the artists a specific theme. The flower is a unique symbol, which connects nature and culture. The question is, how can we, through art, create space where not only economic but also ecological and social values are at stake? Coup de Ville 2020 combines new site-specific creations, with already existing historical art pieces or oeuvres of sometimes underestimated artists. From the concept of beauty to economics and migration and reproduction, all the artists choose their own angle to add to a concept which takes over the city.
Participating artists: Grace Ellen Barkey (BE), Boris Beja (SLO), Stefan Bertalan (RO), Marie Cloquet (BE), Gabriella Ciancimino (IT), Larissa Cluzet (FR), Jana Cordenier (BE), Peter De Cupere (BE), A.T. De Keersmaeker/ Thierry De Mey (BE), Hélène Durand (BE), Nick Ervinck (BE), Laura Fitzgerald (IRL), Nilbar Güres (TUR / AT), Eric Joris / CREW (BE), Koyuki Kazahaya (JAP), Ermias Kifleyesus (ETH / BE), Stéphanie Leblon (BE), Benny Luyckx (BE), Marc Maet (BE), Tuur & Flup Marinus (BE), Lisa Matthys (BE), Robert Mitchell (UK – statenloos), Sofie Muller (BE), Astrid Nobel (NL), Nathalie Perret (FR), Lennart Rieder (DE), Maria Roosen (NL), Ibe Ryde (BE), Jinoos Taghizadeh (IRN), Nadine Tasseel (BE), Stefanos Tsivopoulos (GR), Greet Van Autgaerden (BE), Maarten Vanden Eynde (BE), Nils Verkaeren (BE) – Pieter Léon Vermeersch (BE), Filip Vervaet (BE), Lois Weinberger (AT), Tom Woestenborghs (BE), Dirk Zoete (BE), Sarah-Joy Zwarts (NL).