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Joris Ghekiere, Josiane (Foto: Johan Luyckx)

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Contemporary art in the heart of the city

Every three years, contemporary art platform WARP immerses the city of Sint-Niklaas in highly topical art by organising the ‘Coup de Ville’ arts exhibition.

More than 30 artists from Belgium and every corner of the world use their works of art to take you for a walk through the city centre. They let themselves be inspired by both the poetry of everyday life and the big challenges of our time. What can classical mastery still mean in an era of digital revolution? And how do you process the echoes of the past? Using drawings, paintings, sculptures, sound scapes, photography, film and opinionated interventions artists enter into a dialogue with the environment. As a result, you will get an intimate view on art, architecture and the people behind the facade.

The course has been carefully designed and you’ll discover there not only art, but also stately town houses, surprising gardens, hidden passageways, forgotten histories and the hot spots of the future … in short: you give yourself to the dynamics of urban fabric. This artistic walk is not only a cultural must of the end of summer, but also a creative day trip with children, friends or family.

Explore the artistic course either on your own or book a guided group tour. Let yourself be surprised by various street performances and make sure you attend a lecture, Q&A session, concert or workshop from the fringe program when you’re here.

Previous editions attracted a lot of people. Make sure, therefore, to quickly book your guided tour in group.

Michaël Aerts (BE) – Katja Aufleger (DE) – Leyla Aydoslu (TR / DE) – Amadeo Azar (AR) – Younes Baba-Ali (MA) – Tim Baute (BE) – Clare Benson (US) – Ignace Cami (BE) – Anton Cotteleer (BE) – Sylvie De Meerleer (BE) – Paul De Vylder (BE) – Ella de Búrca (IE) – Karin Ferrari (AU) – Buntu Fihla (ZA) – Joris Ghekiere (BE) – Wannes Goetschalckx (BE) – Wieteke Heldens (NL) – Žiga Kariž (SI) – Fatou Kandé Senghor (SN) – Catriona Leahy (IE) – Dana Levy (IL) – Sanjeev Maharjan (NP) – Erik Nerinckx (BE) – Mairead O’ hEocha (IE) – Joris Perdieus (BE) – Stefan Peters (BE) – Bart Prinsen (BE) – Rashanna Rashied-Walker (US) – Maria Tsagkari (GR) – Katerina Undo (GR) – Jonas Vansteenkiste (BE) – Niko Van Stichel (BE) – Simón Vega (SV) – Wim Wauman (BE) – Chantal Yzermans (BE) – Dirk Zoete (BE)

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09/09 > 09/10 2016

Open: TH – FR – SA – SU from 10 am to 5 pm
Meetingpoint & Tickets: WARP, Apostelstraat 20, 9100 Sint‐Niklaas, Belgium
Course: 16 locations in Sint-Niklaas city centre (can easily all be visited in one day)
Info: info@warp‐

Individual | 12 euros
(with city map)
Group ticket | 8 euros / p.p.
(exclusive the guided tour: 75 euros)
Youngsters up to 26 / WARP members | 3 euros
Guided tour | 75 euros (up to 15 people / more or less 2hrs. – part of the arts course)
Extensive fringe programme every Saturday and Sunday (inclusive in the €5 day ticket) | 5 euros
Nocturne |
Catalogue | 25 euros

Discover the fringe programme with performances, lectures and concerts

Coup de Ville 2013 – Attracted by another level
Coup de Ville 2010

Download the plan of Coup de Ville 2016