08.12.2017 - 19.01.2018

Each participating artist got the assignment to make a specific object...

Participating artists:

Carla Arocha & Stéphane Schraenen
Guillaume Bijl
Jack Davey
Stefaan Dheedene
Baldvin Einarsson
Gudlaug Mia Eythorsdottir
Kristof van Gestel
Kristín Karólína Helgadóttir
Hildur Asa Henrysdottir
Gerard Herman
Roman Hiele
Oscar Hugal
Borbála Kormos
Michèle Matyn
Sine van Menxel
Benny Van den Meulengracht-Vrancx
Rufus Mich
Mathias MU
Ria Pacquee
Denie Put
Bence Rohansky
Guy Rombouts
Marius Ritiu
Tina Schott
Lieven Segers
Sigtryggur Berg Sigmarsson
Johanna K. Sigurdardottir
Valgerður Sigurðardóttir
Ofeigur Sigurdsson
Mia Syn
Helgi Thorsson
Charline Tyberghein
Dennis Tyfus
Klaas Vanhee
Ersi Varveri
Ken Verhoeven
Tom Volkaert
Gijs Waterschoot
Philippe van Wolputte
Vyvy Zwevenepoel

Take a look at the ABC Book Klub publication on this exhibition HERE

By entering The Lounge, Mr. ABC – who is of uncertain origin heading towards his destiny, some actually say that he is a Scandinavian trickster on the run from an aesthetical scandal in Malmö or Tromsö, others say he could be an ex-hasidic ultra orthodox dandy jew from Jacob Jordaensstraat and a formidable lover of beauty, although these are only guesses, some hi-ranking gallerist has stated that his name is Abraham Best Cultureson who loves cocktails and drama – be that as it may, but by entering The Lounge, Mr. ABC instantly gave up all his solid ideas about the nature of art.

Threshold can be considered a mental cliff dividing one room from another. That is not to be underestimated, rather than the Ardennes are an underground system of mountains covered by trees. Already in the corridor, Mr. ABC, striked with doubt like a lightning in a clear Flemish sky, asked himself: Is this a Klub or is it a Gallery? Is it Hell or high water in the Netherlands? Purple tunnel, into what wonder will you lead me? I am ready.

With the head full of question marks abandoned by their questions, the purple bliss of the entrance sucked him into another world of The Lounge. Coming out of the mystery corridor, as he saw it, mister ABC was met by his own frigid image, that instantly shifted his mind over to the philosophical department. Am I an egoist? He asked himself. I better be! Ha ha ha.

Oh, what a wonderful world of objects: A crystal clear sentence coming to Mr. ABC‘s mind as he entered the klub or the lounge or the gallery or the lost space of Antwerpen.

So here we are. Me against myself through the world of things. What happens when you enter a room? The room enters you. A conjunction of the alchemist. Mr. ABC enters the Lounge and becomes the Lounge and the Lounge greets Mr. ABC and becomes Mr. ABC.

Ok I‘m in, what does a chair symbolize, power, oh yes, power, power… Dwelling… Sleeping… Dancing… in the home of absence and comfort: The Lounge.

We do not stop here. Atmosphere is a vital thing for a lounge, for a home, for a world, for art. Atmosphere is the aura of the objects. The language of the surroundings. Take it easy, mister ABC, the world of objects? Yes, the spirit of functional super-relaxation and thunder-thinking in a brainstorming well-being is exactly The Lounge.

- Ófeigur Sigurðsson

Ashtray by Mia Syn

Bench by Michèle Matyn

Broom by Vyvy Zwevenepoel

Candle Holders by Gijs Waterschoot

Candles by Charline Tyberghein

Chair by Hildur Ása Henrýsdóttir

Chair by Benny Van den Meulengracht-Vrancx

Chair by Valgerður Sigurðardóttir

Chair by Dennis Tyfus

Chair by Ken Verhoeven

Clock by Ria Pacquée

Coat Hanger by Carla Arocha & Stéphane Schraenen

Cups by Borbála Kormos & Bence Rohansky

Cushion by Denie Put

Door by Oscar Hugal

Flower Vase by Marius Ritiu

Fruit Bowl by Gerard Herman

Guest by Mathias MU

Guitar Stand by Mathias MU

Litter Bin by Klaas Vanhee

Lounge Chair by Helgi Þórsson

Microphone Stand by Tom Volkaert

Mobile by Lieven Segers

Pendant Light by Guðlaug Mía Eyþórsdóttir

Plant Stand by Stefaan Dheedene

Room Divider by Guðlaug Mía Eyþórsdóttir

Shelf by Baldvin Einarsson

Shelf by Rufus Mich

Shelf by Helgi Þórsson

Statues by Guillaume Bijl

Table by Jack Davey

Table by Kristof van Gestel

Table by Kristín Karólína Helgadóttir

Tapestry by Tina Schott

Tea Pot by Ersi Varveri

Toilet Roll Holder by Baldvin Einarsson

Vase by Sigtryggur Berg Sigmarsson

Wallpaper by Guy Rombouts

Window Screen by Jóhanna Kristbjörg Sigurðardóttir