With its architecturally stunning design by Zaha Hadid, the Antwerp Port House is part of the city trail of the festival Baroque Influencers. This iconic landmark symbolizes renewal. It is the ideal location for a project that focuses on contemporary art from Antwerp and connects with the other components of Baroque Influencers.
The artistic project at the Port House is curated by Sergio Servellón. It complements the starting points of the festival, drawing the dialogue between tradition and innovation into the present. Through a mix of art, events, discussions, theatre and lectures, visitors are invited to actively participate in this dialogue. As with the seventeenth-century Sodality, the focus at the Port House is on knowledge-sharing and collaboration.
As the main sponsor of the festival, the Port of Antwerp-Bruges wants to use this project to emphasize the importance of innovation in a period full of challenges and to connect with a broad and inclusive public, in which young people will also be closely involved.