Museum of Modern Art in Antwerp Hosts Rave Culture Exhibition

Author : Lee Trotter
June 02, 2016

Museum of Modern Art in Antwerp Hosts Rave Culture Exhibition


Henrik Plenge Jakobsen, Everything is Wrong, 1996, Installation view Manifesta 1, Witte de With, Rotterdam – Courtesy of

From the United States to several countries throughout Europe, rave culture has always been a key component in the foundation of electronic music. Antwerp’s Museum of Modern Art looks to explore the development of rave culture in a series of exhibitions appropriately titled “Energy Flash: The Rave Moment”.

According to the exhibit’s program, “Energy Flash will look at rave as a highly politicized phenomenon, considering it through the key notions of ‘autonomy’, ‘civil liberty’, ‘technology’ and ‘creativity’. As an interdisciplinary project, it will display the works of numerous visual artists in dialogue with many artefacts from the fields of design, music and fashion, along with items selected from various archives, television documentary, literature and criminal legislature.”

The Energy Flash exhibit will be on display from June 17th through September 25th, with several musical showcases at the local venue Ampre to compliment the opening. On June 16, 17, and 18, Ampre will host artists such as Wolfgang Flür, K’alexi Shelby, Paul Du Lac, and Kristian Beyer of Âme, respectively.

Official Website: Antwerp Museum of Modern Art 

[Source: Resident Advisor]