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State of the City
Ghislain Amar, Stijn Van Dorpe, Mirte Van Duppen, Levent Kunt, Karl Philips, Ani Schulze
14.10.2016 to 18.12.2016


Thursday, 13.10.2016 - 7:00 pm

opening hours

tuesday - friday
11.00 - 19.00

saturday, sunday
12.00 - 18.00


basis e.V. Gutleutstraße 8-12 60329 Frankfurt am Main

The project “State of the City” focuses on the complex relationship between trade and sociocultural contexts in the cities of Antwerp, Rotterdam, and Frankfurt am Main. Common to all three cities is their important role in global trade: Antwerp and Rotterdam possess world harbors; the European Central Bank and a major airport are situated in Frankfurt am Main. Preparation for the exhibition “State of the City” took the form of three-month residencies, with two artists chosen from each of Rotterdam, Antwerp, and Frankfurt am Main working creatively on site in one of the other cities. The basis e.V. production and exhibition platform will be presenting the results of these artist residencies in a theme-based group exhibition. The exhibition is marked by the artists’ multifaceted approaches and presents their artistic handling of the different social and societal as well as economic and geographical aspects of the three cities.

“State of the City” is initiated by AIR Antwerpen in cooperation with AIR_Frankfurt, foundation Charlois aan het Water/Rotterdam and basis e.V.

Participating artists
Ghislain Amar (Rotterdam-Frankfurt)
Levent Kunt (Frankfurt-Rotterdam)
Stijn Van Dorpe (Antwerpen-Rotterdam)
Mirte Van Duppen (Rotterdam-Antwerp)
Karl Philips (Antwerp-Frankfurt)
Ani Schulze (Frankfurt-Antwerp)

Here you can find the booklet of the exhibition.

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Kindly supported by:

Kulturamt Frankfurt, Mondriaan Funds, Kulturfonds Frankfurt RheinMain, Deutsche Vermögensberatung, Mya-Nac Culture Fund


Contribution to the Official Guest of Honour Programme

Flanders and the Netherlands are the joint Guest of Honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair from 19 to 23 October 2016. They not only share a common language – Dutch – but can also look back on a common history in art, culture and literature. Flanders and the Netherlands have already taken front stage at a Frankfurt Book Fair once before, back in 1993, triggering an international breakthrough for this linguistic region. In 2016 the time is ripe for a reprise. True to the motto Dit is wat we delen /This is what we share, there will naturally be novels, non-fiction and poetry, but also young writers, new genres and new formats from the bookmaking crafts, the creative industry and other currents of artistic expression.
More details at: Contact: .