SEA Foundation Tilburg 2019
28.11.2020 – Artforum
28.11.2020 – Artweek
28.11.2020 – Resartis
28.11.2020 – Visitbrabant
16.10.2020 – Museumtijdschrift
16.10.2020 – Ticket to Tilburg
16.10.2020 – Visit Brabant
16.10.2020 – Tilburg.com
21.10.2020 – Stadsnieuws
10.07.2020 – Visit Brabant
10.07.2020 – Artrabbit
10.07.2020 – Art Connect
15.07.2020 – Stadsnieuws
05.06.2020 – Visit Brabant
05.06.2020 – Ticket to Tilburg
05.06.2020 – Artrabbit
18.06.2020 – Omroep Tilburg (minute 7:14 – 14:17)
01.07.2020 – Stadsnieuws Tilburg
Setting the direction
WARP is borrowing its name from a term that is widely used in the textile tradition. Warp is setting the direction of the threads when weaving. Warp threads run vertically and provide structure to the woof; the weft threads that are being wrapped around the warp.
Tilburg is a city with a rich textile tradition. During the Industrial Revolution, the textile factories that were established in our town gave Tilburg its label ‘wool city of the Netherlands’. At the height of textile production, over 140 factories were active in Tilburg.
The mission of SEA Foundation is to support visual artists in their professional practices, to stimulate art production, and find exposure for these works in an international context.
Organizations like SEA Foundation resemble the warp: a collection of threads being stretched in place presenting a frame and a given direction. For WARP we invite artists to draw their practice over and under like the weft threads. The result is a fabric made through collaboration, experiment, skills, and trust.
SEA Foundation is recognized by its large shop window at Gust van Dijk’s. This vitrine is a transparent in-between space offering passers-by the opportunity to be curious about what is happening inside at SEA Foundation. WARP 2020 is a curated project that exhibits works of art in the vitrine, a restricted space of 387 x 88 x 174 cm. The vitrine is the “loom” that allows invited professional artists to twist and bend their practice over and under accordingly.
WARP aims to establish a portfolio of regional and national artists and interlink the project with our international artist in residence program. We see the macro-level of international cooperation as our strength. The WARP project pursues a movement of artistic production that evokes discourse and acknowledges connectivity. The time-frame for each WARP project is set at 2 to 4 weeks.
The exhibitions in 2020 WARP program were supported by the Mondriaan Fund.