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Since 2006, SECONDroom has been organising single-day exhibitions as an independent platform. The initiative of Christophe Floré started in his private house in Brussels. A room on the first floor was transformed into an exhibition space where a different artist was given carte blanche to show work during a public exhibition every Saturday between 18h and 21h. This constant renewal of exhibitions gave SECONDroom an intimate character. Because the duration of the exhibition is limited to a short-lived vernissage, it has the character of an event. Since its coming into existence, SECONDroom has organised more than 300 exhibitions using this weekly formula. SECONDroom is currently located in Antwerp (Berchem).

SECONDroom Expo
Marialei 33
2018 Antwerp

Danielle van Ark (b. Schiedam, the NL 1974) studied at the Royal Academy of Arts in the Hague (2005) and the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam (2013). She is a visual artist who creates work from a vast array of sources, redeploying them in a variety of media, including photography, film, drawing, installation and sculpture. Van Ark is interested in the opaque systems of value creation and social status in an era where everything seems to have become reproducible and fleeting.

Her work has been featured in exhibitions including FOAM, Amsterdam, gallery tegenboschvanvreden Amsterdam, Daegu Photo Biennale, South Korea, Museum de Fundatie, Zwolle, De Nederlandsche Bank, UNSEEN Amsterdam, Museum of the City of New York, New York


This photo is a part of a series of photographs and was taken
during one of the many strikes in Paris.
For a moment the calm and romantic atmosphere that characterizes Paris was disrupted, changing the city into a huge garbage dump.
By zooming in on the sculptural materiality of all this waste, an almost painterly quality reveals itself in the photo’s.
The contrast between social unrest and symbols of consumerism and luxury brands creates a graphic game, revealing the banality of everyday life.


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