"NICC x 25" is a multi-layered event celebrating the silver jubilee of NICC, which supports artists. From 7 to 28 December, discover a varied programme of performances, screenings, debates, an exhibition and the presentation of a new publication in Room 1.
NICC presents for its silver jubilee 'NICC x 25', a multilayered event that will take place in Hall 1 of S.M.A.K. from December 7 to 28. The event marks a milestone for the artist-run organisation, which has been dedicated to individual artists since 1998.
'NICC x 25' reflects a moment in time, where archive and aspiration come together. Expect a varied programme of performances, screenings, debates, an exhibition and the presentation of a new publication.
The exhibition - and accompanying public programme of lectures and performance - has been curated by Younes Baba-Ali, Céline Mathieu and Kasper De Vos based on submissions from the open call. Participating artists are Timo Bonneure & Nienke Baeckelandt, Guillaume Bijl, neighbours, Cel Crabeels, Katinka de Jonge, Ayrton Eblé, Sacha Eckes, Romane Iskaria, William Ludwig Lutgens, Michal Luft, Léa Mayer, Monali Meher, Lieven Segers, T.I.C., Leendert Van Accoleyen, Thé van Bergen, Pieter Van den Bosch, Kristof Van Gestel, Various Artists, Zeger Vetters.
In recent years, NICC has helped establish initiatives such as Extra City and Studio Start (now known as Morpho), promoted the development of studio policy in Antwerp, helped facilitate social security for artists, distributed model documents to support artists, and emphasised the need for adequate funding for the visual arts, all with the ultimate goal of improving the socio-economic position of visual artists.