XXI is a movement within Sint-Lucas Ghent initiated by Anne Fonteyn, Michael Valdez and Brandon Rijpert, who created the ‘XXI Manifesto’. It’s an immediate response and ode to the loss of the college building’s primary exhibition spaces 'De Witte Zaal’ and 'Room XXI’, wich allowed students to show their work publicly. Currently the building itself ironically does not represent anything artistic and the various studios remain secluded islands, unfamiliar with each other’s works and vision. XXI aims to activate art students to exhibit, discuss, support each other and in the process reclaim and transform the art school into what it has promised to be.

Collaboration with Julie Van Kerckhoven and Margot Vanhassel

Victor Van Wassenhive