Moving Traces 07
Atelier Ecru Gallery
Atelier Ecru Gallery is presenting an ambitious exhibition with 22 designer-artists in a unique location: a former ballet school in the middle of the historical city centre of Antwerp.
The two-floor penthouse with a total of 600 m2, in a classicist bourgeois townhouse between 'Oude Beurs' and 'Kaasrui', is a real hidden gem with wonderful cinematic light and beautiful rough edges.
It is thus the ideal setting to become the temporary home of Atelier Ecru Gallery, the Ghent-based gallery for contemporary, brutalist & modern design, art and furniture founded by Stéphanie Frederickx and Christophe Urbain.
With this exhibition, Atelier Ecru Gallery wants to show who they are and what they stand for. The exhibition can be seen as an invitation to enter their world. A world where design is approached as art, and designers as artists. With the utmost respect, Atelier Ecru Gallery works with the designers, who are always at the centre of the attention. Their work is underpinned as an oeuvre, giving it the time and attention it needs to be at its best.
Atelier Ecru Gallery likes to mix styles, embraces diversity and detests the average. In their approach, emotion, love and respect are key elements. This all results in an exhibition presenting well-known, established names next to lesser-known and up-and-coming names.
What all the designers have in common is their position in the grey zone between art and functional design, eliminating superfluous frills down to the essence, the pure form.