[“Fall,” by Austrian artist Erwin Wurm]
Recently, I travelled to Antwerp to research a story for a Canadian travel magazine. I met up wth Ria van Landeghem. Ria created something what she describes as a nomadic art project, Error One. Every few months she gathers together artists from Belgium and elsewhere to present works on a particular theme (the last one was called “Into the Light”) at a different location in the city. Sometimes the exhibits are outside, sometimes they are at galleries. Each exhibit travels to a new location.
The show I went to took place outside M_HKA, the contemporary art museum in the trendy neighbourhood of Zuid. Video art was projected on the wall of the museum and on various walls in an adjacent building.
Error One side-steps the problem of securing expensive, long-term infrastructure for an art gallery, and it also mixes up the experience of seeing the art. Here’s an image from a previous exhibit that is a little, uh, off the wall.
Note: Error One’s next exhibit is on the theme Lost & Found. It takes place in Antwerp during May and June 2012.