Stef Van Bellingen, artistic director of WARP and active as curator and docent in Belgium and abroad, was elected as cultural ambassador of the city Sint-Niklaas, Belgium.
The next two years he will promote the city on a national and international level. He is the 4th cultural ambassador of the city, after Alex Carlier (2015-2016), Karl Meersman (2016-2017) and concert hall vzw De Casino (2017-2018).
The jury praised him because he makes modern art accessible to a wide audience. "Thanks to him and WARP there 'happens something', that attracts visitors from outside the city and that amazes the inhabitants and make them look at their own city with another gaze." (quote from the jury report).
Van Bellingen will interview each month a special ciy dweller with an interesting vision on the city. He'll start with the previous cultural ambassadors, but wants to give a voice in particular to women, because the cultural ambassadors were till now always men. The stories of the interviewees might give us an insight look at the faceted identity of Sint-Niklaas.
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This year's program is full booked with a wide range of activities.
9 till 12 November 2017, WARP went extra muros to Vienna, Austria.
Within the context of the Prize Jan Van Rijswijck centre and the support of StudioOne, brewery Duvel and the Flemish representation in Austria, WARP organised the expo Feedback Loop, with work of Maika Garnica, Flup Marinus, Florian Nitsch and Joris Perdieus.
We also organised an international portfolioday where young Belgian and Austrian atists received feedback on their oeuvre from international commentators.