P A N A M A X - Opening at P A N A M A X / Liège

P A N A M A X - Opening

Thomas Couderc, Arnaud Eubelen, Ssaliva, Boris Thiébaut, Walter Wathieu, amaury Wilkin, Brice Dreesen

September 19 - October 11, 2020

rue Alex Bouvy 5, 4020 Liège

Panamax is a project of exhibitions, events and experiments initiated by a group of visual artists and musicians based between Brussels, Liège and Verviers. The group is variable, and the future program will take shape according to encounters, interests and future carte blanche. The AmerLab collective will reguarly take care of the sound and music programme by proposing different artists and residents.

Panamax refers to a naval class, an industrial standard imposing a maximum size to enter the locks of the Panama Canal, a focal point of international maritime exchanges. It is a symbol of consumerism, gigantism and the circulation of goods in a globalised world. This context resonates strongly with the space invested for the occasion. Situated on the banks of the Meuse, the place has known various occupations linked to industry. Initially built as a tannery producing construction leather, it was later transformed into a butcher’s cutting workshop. The space still retains traces of its last function, with tiled walls, thick refrigerated doors and an impressive network of metal rails to guide the meat hooks. 

This exhibition launches an energy and presents a new space by bringing together some of the works of the people who helped bring it to life : a video/installation by Thomas Couderc, a bench by Arnaud Eubelen, a print by Ssaliva, 2 large-format drawings and objects by Boris Thiébaut, a kinetic sculpture by Walter Wathieu and a DJ set by AmerLab (Amaury Wilkin & Brice Dreessen) during the opening.

With the participation of Federation Wallonie-Bruxelles