NICC is moving to Brussels !
Artist-run initiative NICC is moving to Brussels. After a decades-long history in Antwerp, the board decided to embark on a new chapter in Belgium's capital. In the context of the city's flourishing, international art scene, NICC will continue to operate as a nonprofit organisation for and by visual artists, advocating for the artist's rights and needs. By moving to Brussels, the organisation aspires to create an even broader artistic support on a national level.
Exhibitions will take shape on a two-monthly basis, in a 24/7 display window not far from Brussels-South railway station. In addition to that, NICC will be hosting two-monthly artist talks by leading figures in its new office space, and organise different interventions in the city. Other activities will take place in Autumn of this year, in both Antwerp and Luik.
The opening weekend of the new space will coincide with the Brussels Art Days (6 - 8 September), creating an interesting dynamic with the city's gallery programme. The first artists to be shown in Brussels are Pierre Bismuth and Aline Bouvy.
NICC OPENING WEEKEND
Fri. 06.09.13, 7pm
Art in the Parking Space
Public artwork by Pierre Bismuth
LIDL Parking, Avenue van Volxem 290-294, 1190 Brussels
(project icw LAXART, Warren Neidich and Elena Bajo)
Sat. 07.09.13, 6pm
Danh Vo in conversation with Tim Rollins
NICC Space, Rue Lambert Crickx 1, 1070 Brussels
Sat. 07.09.13, 7pm (ongoing till Thu. 31.10.13)
Opening "It tastes like shit, it is shit, want a toothbrush"
solo show by Aline Bouvy
For more info and updates, check our Facebook page www.facebook.com/nicc.belgie or our website www.nicc.be.
NICC creates spaces for interaction between visual artists, the professional field and society, with specific attention to the position of the visual artist, on a local, regional and international level.
NICC plays an active role in the support and self-realisation of the professional visual artist. Its aim is to function as a first contact and mouthpiece for visual artists, striving for a qualitative social framework enabling the visual artist to develop his/her practice in a professional and autonomous way.
In the past, NICC hosted artist talks by Lawrence Weiner, Dirk Snauwaert & Elena Filipovic (On Felix Gonzales-Torres), Norio Imai, Liam Gillick, John C. Welchman (on Paul McCarthy), Ed Templeton, Lorenzo Fusi, Matt Mullican, Nedko Solakov and Jonathan Meese, among others.
The NICC board, directed by Guillaume Bijl, is composed of Charles Blondeel, Wim Catrysse, Lode Geens, Filip Gilissen, Ria Pacquée, Mark Swysen, Koen van den Broek, Rinus Van de Velde, Jan Van Imschoot, Philippe Van Wolputte, Gert Verhoeven and Pieter Vermeulen (advisory member). The daily activities are being monitored by Josine De Roover and Lode Geens.
The website will be permanently closed shortly, so please retrieve any content you wish to save.