The choice of Ria Pacquée
Curated by Ria Pacquée
Participating artists Elias Cafmeyer
For the series of exhibitions ‘The choice of’, Kunsthal Extra City invites some of Antwerp’s most renowned artists to nominate a promising artist who in their view is absolutely deserving of (inter)national recognition. For this second edition, Ria Pacquée has selected Elias Cafmeyer.
Cafmeyer creates alienating installations either in or inspired by public space. He incorporates artefacts of urban development and elements that define our orientation in the city and reflect our social behaviour.
For his exhibition in Kunsthal Extra City, Cafmeyer brings architectural features of public space into an institutional context.
“It was an easy decision to choose Elias Cafmeyer. I’ve been following his work since he graduated from Sint-Lucas. I know the space at Kunsthal Extra City and I knew that he would be up for the task. What really appeals to me in Elias’s work is how he plays with the public space. In this regard his work touches upon my own artistic practice; I spend a lot of time on walkabouts in the city and know the public space like the back of my hand. The way Elias transforms real elements from the public space into artworks is fascinating to me.”
With the support of the City of Antwerp.
Location Kunsthal Extra City - Antwerpen-Berchem, Eikelstraat 25-31, 2600 Antwerpen