Year founded: 2003
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P//////AKT-productions are aimed at providing artists with the time, space and means to create new work on a large scale, thereby placing artistic development and production at its central focus. More than an extension of ‘the artist’s studio’ however, the project space functions as a platform where art, ideas and audience can meet. By combining series of exhibitions with the insights of professionals from various disciplines, individual presentations are put in a wider perspective.
The current program presents art as a Mental Space, for which artists are invited to create a coherent, encompassing environment with/for their work. As an over-all concept this notion both has static and dynamic elements. Art (or P/////AKT) as a Mental Space consists of serial solo exhibitions, each “trilogy” connected through a theme and each theme connected to the previous and upcoming series. Moreover each threesome allows the participation of a free radical, an external moderator, as a fourth party. The role of the moderator is to reflect, to generate conclusions, output and/or new ideas. The format started in the fall of 2010 with Space as a Word as a proper basis. Gino Saccone, Jean Bernard Koeman and Frederik van Simaey showed their perspective on the connection between art, architecture and language. Moderated by conceptual artist Hedwig Houben.
During Trajector Art Fair P/////AKT finds itself halfway through the second exercise into the Mental Space. Our mid-term group version of Will it really take place, featuring Jan Bokma, Herman van Ingelgem and Maurits Koster and moderated by VenhoevenCS architects, is on display in boardroom #5.
Showing at Trajector:
Will it really take place (at Brussels) is a site-specific summary of the current P/////AKT series: three solo exhibitions by Jan Bokma, Herman van Ingelgem and Maurits Koster and moderated by VenhoevenCS architects. Will it really take place is the second edition within the format of Art as a Mental Space and addresses the shifting relations between (art) object and (art) space, in this case meeting room #5 at the Bloom Hotel.
In their hotel room P/////AKT is presenting an arrangement of works by artists that have had solo exhibitions over the past 3 years: Simon Kentgens, Jean Bernard Koeman, Charlott Markus, Frederik van Simaey, Anami Schrijvers and Rob van de Werdt. For impressions: see the images under our general info.
The presentation at Trajector is made possible through the support of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Belgium.