OUT OF NECESSITY (20-22.05.16)

May 20 - 22, 2016
KOP Artspace // Grote Goddaard 36 // 2000 Antwerpen

From May 20 till 22, the Grote Goddaard is paved with fluorescent markings. Why, you ask? Because artist James Michielsen presents his book “OUT OF NECESSITY” in our Artspace. He searches for the aesthetic value and apparent randomness of fluorescent indications in the street scene.

It all began two years ago with an innocent fascination for fluorescent colours and atypical scenes in the street. Today (actually May 20), artist James Michielsen is ready to release his book “OUT OF NECESSITY”. In his own way, he tries to discern the aesthetic value and apparent randomness of fluorescent markings in the street scene.

In 2014, Michielsen became so inspired by the concept of these fluorescent indications as a medium, that he eventually began to use this means of communication himself in performances. As a young artist, he applies fluorescent markings in his and our environment. In “OUT OF NECESSITY” all his (thinking) images, photos, impressions and recordings are documented.



Vernissage + book presentation: May 20 from 6pm to 10pm

Open on May 21 and 22 from 2pm to 6pm

KOP Artspace – Grote Goddaard 36, 2000 Antwerpen


Thanks to Stad Antwerpen and Vedett.