antwerp art box
a temporary art space project using empty store windows throughout Antwerp
ANTWERP ART BOX 07
on view from 07|03|2023 till 07|04|2023
Marialei 33 | 2018 Antwerp
Milan Henderickx [1995 is an Antwerp-based Belgian artist + artisan, working in different fields.
His practice is an intriguing mix of designer, visual artist, researcher, collaborator, maker and installer.
Techniques may vary, but there is a constant issue of materiality, form, judgement, research, analyzing, and ultimately a question of authenticity.
This authenticity can sometimes reside in the object itself and other times in the relationship between the object and its surroundings.
Milan’s work has been shown in Antwerp, Brussels, Düsseldorf + Jerusalem
He likes to call them carriers, “pedestals”, as the balancing pieces represent the family, carrying and supporting each other.
The balancing of the pieces is physically possible, except for one red floating piece in the back, the supernatural, representing his dad.
Pedestal 1+ 2 were made specifically for the funeral service in December 2022 of Milan Henderickx’s father, Wim Henderickx (composer), whose music can be heard by scanning the QR-code on the window.. Milan designed the cover for his album Revelations.
Pedestal 1 was made for holding his father’s portrait on the altar in the Antwerp Cathedral.
For this piece, there is a significant reference to the Great Descent from the Cross-painting by Rubens, hanging right behind the piece.
The pedestals are also painter's easels, referring to the artist his father was for him.
He sees both objects as functional objects that can also function as a freestanding sculpture.
ANTWERP ART BOX
a temporary art space project
using empty [store] windows throughout Antwerp
bringing art and some light into the city with limited means
i love design, architecture, photography and other people's art
i like to share that love through making/curating exhibitions
my art sometimes, but i also invite artists, photographers, architects, ...
anybody with a good idea for presenting their art or making an art intervention
walk, ride or drive by
the lights are on till about 23.00
and there's good food + coffee on the corner at Bar Vert
big thanks to De Veerman for letting me use this space
photos | elias asselbergh + erik haemers