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POPPOSITIONS is announcing its list of 26 international galleries, project spaces and other not-for-profit organisation to its 8th edition*, ‘Capital of Woke’, which will take place from 25 to 28 April 2019, during the Art Brussels week, with a VIP opening on the 24 April (on invitation).

This edition, which is the third under the direction of Niekolaas Johannes Lekkerkerk, curator and writer at The Office for Curating (NL), revolves around the term ‘woke’ and how its mainstream popularity intersects with corporate and capitalist structures. The idea of being woke concerns raising social awareness and includes taking actions in response to dominant paradigms, acknowledging one’s privileges and giving space to social bodies that have been silenced, unacknowledged and underrepresented.

A selection committee** has chosen the most relevant proposals to be assembled into one single exhibition and fitting under this year’s theme.

Conceived as an experiment with the art fair format, POPPOSITIONS was founded in 2012 by Liv Vaisberg and Pieter Vermeulen in order to trigger experimental and innovative approaches to the art market, while giving a sustainable platform for emerging galleries and art organisation. More than an art fair, it takes the shape of a curated exhibition and an ongoing critical dialogue.

*Selection Committee

Diana Campbell Betancourt
artistic director at Samdani Art Foundation (BD) and chief curator at Dhaka Art Summit (BD)
Jessica Gysel
founder of Girls Heart Brussels (BE) and editor at Girls Like Us (BE/NL)
Hana Miletić
artist (BE/HR)
Christophe Veys
owner of Collection Veys-Verhaevert (BE)
Niekolaas Johannes Lekkerkerk
curator and writer at The Office for Curating (NL) and artistic director of POPPOSITIONS (BE)

*Participants 2019

1646 (NL)
Artist-run space
Tamy Ben-Tor (IL)
https://www.1646.nl/

Archiraar Gallery (BE)
Gallery
Camille Leherpeur (FR)
https://www.archiraar.com/

Billytown (NL)
Artist-run gallery
Artist to be determined
www.billytown.org/

Broodthaers Society of America (US)
Artist-run space
Alice Sparkly Kat
http://www.broodthaers.us/

Diamètre (FR)
Curatorial collective
Nefeli Papadimouli (GR)
http://diametre.org/

DMW Art Space (BE)
Project space
Dries Segers (BE)
www.dmw-artspace.be/

Drop City (BE)
Project space
Jani Ruscica (FI)
https://drop-city.net/

ESPAI TACTEL (ES)
Gallery
Luis Úrculo (ES)
https://www.espaitactel.com/

etHALL (ES)
Gallery
Sinéad Spelman (IE)
http://www.ethall.net/

feeelings (nomadic)
Artist-run boutique
www.feeelingsfeelings.com/

HORIZONT (HU)
Gallery
Julia Gryboś (PL) & Barbora Zentková (SK)
http://www.horizontgaleria.hu/en/

JOEY RAMONE (NL)
Gallery
Roi Alter (IL)
https://www.joeyramone.nl/

L.E.M.O.W. Editions & Multiples (FR)
Gallery
Solanne Bernard (FR)
https://www.lemow.com/

Lily Robert (FR)
Gallery
Margaret Haines (FR)
https://www.lilyrobert.com/

MAMA (NL)
Project space
Caetano (BR)
https://thisismama.nl/

Manoevre Kunstenplek vzw (BE)
Artist-run space
Grace Ndiritu (KE/UK)
http://www.manoeuvre.org/

Onomatopee Projects (NL)
Gallery and bookshop
https://www.onomatopee.net/

Pierre Poumet (FR)
Gallery
Alice Hauret-Labarthe (FR)
https://www.pierrepoumet.com/

Salón ACME (MX)
Artist-run space
Marco Esparza (MX)
http://salonacme.com/

SUPERDEALS (BE)
Artist residency & gallery
Ecole Mondiale – artistic project by Filip Van Dingenen & Ive Van Bostraeten (BE)
http://superdealsbrussels.org/

Syndicate (US)
Gallery
Cole Lu (TW)
http://syndkt.com/

The fridge (BG)
Non-profit organisation
Voin de Voin (BG)
https://the–fridge.blogspot.com/

The Self Luminous Society (nomadic)
Non-profit artist-run initiative
Bernice Nauta (NL) with David Bernstein (US) and Juan Pablo Plazas (CO).

VITRINE (UK/CH)
Gallery
Jamie Fitzpatrick (UK)
http://www.vitrinegallery.com/

Vleeshal (NL)
Center for Contemporary Art
Alexandra Phillips (US)
https://www.vleeshal.nl/

wildpalms (DE)
Gallery
Mauricio Limon (MX)
http://wild-palms.com/

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