<p>Art is public and does not always have to be displayed in traditional places like museums according to the visual artist Lieven Seghers, one of the five curators of Born in Antwerp. He came up with the idea of inviting an eclectic group of Antwerp artists to paint artworks on eleven Antwerp façades.</p>
Enjoy a diverse group of artworks by such artists Luc Tuymans, Guy Rombouts, Fred Bervoets, Dennis Tyfus, Denie Put, Nadia Naveau, Nick Andrews, Michèle Matyn, Guillaume Bijl, Nel Aerts and Lieven Segers. These artists have stepped out of their comfort zone, approaching the empty façade as a blank canvas.
All the façades are in Antwerp’s city centre, from Leopoldstraat to Wapper to the University of Antwerp and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts. As you wind your way through the city, you will discover that not all the artworks are paintings and that not all of them are actually on a wall.
Here you can find all the locations of the artworks. The Antwerp Museum App will guide you to all 11 walls as well as providing further information about the artist and the work. You can download the app for free from your app store. This open-air exhibition will run for one year in Antwerp’s city centre.
Denie Put – Zijne Bevreesde Hoogheid
Dennis Tyfus – Hier Rust Dennis Tyfus
Ercola, Wolstraat 31
Fred Bervoets – Adi Adieu
Mezzanine of the pedestrian tunnel, Sint-Jansvliet
Guillaume Bijl – Een Nieuwe Kandidaat, Een Nieuwe Hoop
‘t Lastig Portret, Blindestraat 1
Guy Rombouts – Mehr Licht
Lieven Segers – C’est Toujours La Même Chose
University of Antwerp, Kipdorp 62
Luc Tuymans – Silence
De Burgerij, Leopoldplaats 5
Michèle Matyn – Tufa
HetPaleis, Meistraat 1
Nadia Naveau – (Green) silverscreen
Demian Books, Hendrik Conscienceplein 16
Nick Andrews – Docklands
Café Vagant, Reyndersstraat 25
Nel Aerts – De beste stuurlui staan aan wal
Natuurkapper, Minderbroedersrui 45
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Shorter days and longer nights… Yes, autumn is here. But don’t worry, because in Antwerp we always make sure that every day and every night is simply unforgettable, with fun parties in unexpected places, concerts in palaces and exhibitions and culinary highlights in the city centre. And just when you think you’ve seen it all, we have another surprise up our sleeve for you. Book the Discover Antwerp package, spend the night in Antwerp and make the most of your stay with the Antwerp City Card that is included.
Antwerp has a solid national and international reputation as a creative fashion city. The well-known Fashion Academy and the amazing Fashion Museum as well as the inspiring shopping streets and the various fashionable events organised in the city all contribute to this. The new Antwerp Fashion Weekend event only helps confirm why so many visitors from neighbouring cities and further afield think of Antwerp as the shopping capital of Belgium.
Antwerp’s latest architectural jewel is the Port House. This funky and innovative building, with roots in the past, is the new headquarters of the Antwerp Port Authority that accommodates over 500 employees. You can also plan a guided tour of the building and enjoy the panoramic view over the port and the city.
In many cities, October offers some welcome respite between summer and wintertime. Not so in Antwerp, where numerous top events are planned the first weekend of October. Ready to enjoy the busiest weekend of the year? Why not be inspired by the exciting programme and book your stay in Antwerp at the same time? After all, you’ll need more than one day to take it all in.
The MAS is the most prominent place where the city and the port come together, both literally and figuratively. The 60 metre tall tower – a feat of daring architecture – has already become a new landmark in Antwerp. The MAS is focusing on the city’s diversity and reflecting on the many contacts between cultures, both past and present. The museum collection tells the story of the city, the port and the world. On the roof of the MAS, you can also enjoy panoramic views over Antwerp.
Nothing beats personal interaction. Visit Antwerpen regularly attends travel shows, workshops and events. Find the overview below. Contact us to make an appointment, so we can fill you in on all things Antwerp.
Practical information about the climate, the city tax, the language and the public holidays in Antwerp.
Het Geluk is a family-friendly bar where mothers with pushchairs are just as welcome as fathers with toddlers on pushbikes, grandparents with their grandchildren or teens with or without their girl- or boyfriend. There are always newspapers and books on hand and they serve healthy sandwiches, home-made soup, and the one of the best hot chocolates in town. Pop in on Saturday during the exotic market or on Sunday when the traditional “Vogeltjesmarkt” market is in the square.