Programme BOOK LAUNCH Thursday 18 May
18:00 - 18:15 → Book launch 'Graphic Design of Scheld’apen’ by Johan Pas, Benny Van den Meulengracht-Vrancx and Bent Vande Sompele
18:00 - 20:00 → DJ set by Dennis Tyfus & Jan Matthé
20:00 - 21:00 → DJ set by Disko Bambrieno
21:00 - 22:00 → DJ set by RAPHAËL
The accompanying exhibition and the book sale will be open on 18 May from 12:00 until 22:00 and 19, 20 and 21 May from 12:00 until 18:00.
The cultural hub Scheld'apen was home to an eclectic stream of artists, with over 1300 events occurring from 1998 till 2013. All those events produced a flux of visual communication and printed media. Artist Benny Van den Meulengracht-Vrancx and musician Bent Vande Sompele poured a selection of those graphical works into a book.
‘Graphic Design of Scheld’Apen’ is the result of two years of collecting, three archival residencies at Het Bos (the new home of the still existing Scheld’Apen organisation) and a short scanning residency at Frans Masereel Centrum. The book contains over 250 graphical works (flyers, posters and program booklets) from a variety of different artists, a preface by Pieter Willems and texts by Roel Griffioen and Pia Jacques. The book launch will take place Thursday May 18th (6-10PM) at The Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp, accompanied by an exhibition (18-21 May) displaying key works taken from the archive, with music by DJs Dennis Tyfus & Jan Matthé, Disko Bambrieno & RAPHAËL, broadcasted online by We Are Various.
'Graphic Design of Scheld'Apen' in collaboration with Het Bos, Art & Research/ Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten Antwerpen, Frans Masereel Centrum and TRIX. The book is published by Stockmans Art Books.