23 June 2016



Art In The Box, c'est une exposition éphémère, ouverte à un large public qui permet de faire découvrir des artistes et leurs talents à tout à chacun. Le principe de l’exposition est de déposer à des endroits de forts passages des boîtes faites de plexiglas et de bois, qui sont visibles 24h/24. Nous voyons dans ce mode d’exposition une invitation pour le passant à prendre part à l’actualité artistique et culturelle. Par le biais des boîtes, l’exposition vient, « d’elle-même », à la rencontre des visiteurs. Cette présentation a pour but de sensibiliser le public à l’impact positif de ce type de création.

Pour la troisième année consécutive nous participons au Festival Brussels Design September, en faisant découvrir une sélection de créations, établie sur un thème en particularité. Pour cette future exposition, Art in the Box 2016 - Made in Belgium - Design in three colors, nous désirons montrer du design de créateurs belges ; objets, mobiliers ou graphiques originaux et de couleurs noir, jaune ou rouge. En effet, pour cette future exposition, nous avons choisis de mettre l'accent sur le design belge à travers une scénographie amusante. 

L'exposition aura lieu en plein centre de Bruxelles ; Place du Vieux Marché aux grains , du 9 au 23 septembreNous collaborons avec un tas d’artistes (designers, graphistes, plasticiens) qui, touchés par les évènements qui ont frappés le pays cette année, ont le désire d’apporter de la joie, libérer l’esprit des passants et embellir la ville de Bruxelles.  

L'inscription est de 150 € et comprend:

- Participation à l'exposition à la Place du Vieux Marchés aux grains,1000 Bruxelles, pendant 2 semaines. 
- Tous les frais liés au développement de l'exposition ; assurance, transport, frais d'emplacement, frais de vernissage, communication, etc.)  
- La promotion de l'artiste et son travail sur le site internet de http://art-in-the-box.be/ toute l'année. 

Tu es designer (industriel/ textile) ? 
Tu créé en noir, jaune ou rouge ? 
Tu as envie de faire découvrir ton travail ? 
Alors inscrit toi vite ; les places sont limitées (15 artistes maximum). 

Les inscriptions doivent être envoyés impérativement avant le 10 juillet 2016. 
Sur le site internet http://art-in-the-box.be ou par mail : info@d44.be 
La sélection s'effectuera dans le courant du mois de juillet. Les candidats choisis seront contactés le 15 juillet au plus tard. 

A très bientôt ! 

L'équipe de Art in the Box 

21 June 2016


The first study about the Art in the Box project
by Alice Cornelis
Université Libre de Bruxelles

17 June 2016

Story #13 Pure Happiness

Photo: Marcin Satie Novak

Really big moments in life begin very quietly. There is no big bang, no surprise, no excitement. There are only small waves, very gentle and soft, that grow slowly and are not noticed until they reach the point when they are ready to present their greatness and spread their beauty. I have experienced this phenomenon only three times in my life but I will never forget it.

Late afternoon, 11 September 2014, Brussels

Aga came over to my place to change for the opening. Nicely dressed in high heals we first went to a nearby shop to collect the last items needed for the opening, namely vodka bottles and salty sticks. The paradox situation of two nicely dressed girls on the street carrying boxes full of vodka bottles made us laugh. Then we went straight to the Lodzkie House, where the opening was taking place, and assisted in the last of the preparations.

There was nothing in the air yet, at least nothing to give us an inkling of what transpired later. Upon reflection I think this was due to a lack of experience in preparing for openings and the little expectations we had because of this.

Photo: Marcin Satie Novak

At the very first opening guests started slowly arriving, one by one or in little groups. I only noticed them really when the room was completely full. And that was the moment of the first bigger wave. I was standing at the end of the garden watching the crowd of people and I could not believe that we had made it. I could not believe that all these people had come to see our work. It hit me very deeply. All of a sudden there was this special feeling around me - very light and full of happiness. It was like a fog surrounding me, touching me gently and smiling to me.

Then I saw Aga. She was extremely excited. Her eyes were glowing like two big light bulbs. Her hair seemed to be more red then usual and this very special smile that I rarely see on her face seemed to be transfixed there and remained there for the rest of the evening. You could see she was incredibly happy. She was here but at the same time in another space.

Then I looked around again at all the people present and I realized that it was thanks to them that I could experience this incredible moment. It was thanks to them that something bigger than I could possibly have imagined welcomed me on that day. Even now, when I am writing this, I can still feel it. This feeling of pure happiness stayed with me for the next couple of days. I was riding on a very high wave that was a lot better then any possible drags available to deliver a 'real' pleasure. I will never forget this feeling. And I hope that everyone experiences this feeling at least once in their life. Because it's only thanks to these unique moments can we still believe that life has the potential to be really special and not just full of shit.

Written by Sabina Stachnik

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14 June 2016

Expo Opening Parties

Today a big picture of two openings we have organised 
for our expositions.

of the Crazy Polish Communist-Inspired Design exhibition
at Lodzkie House, Brussels 2014

Photos: Marcin Satie Novak
Poster: Krzysztof Iwański

of the Magic Box - Polish Design exhibition
in the Rooms of the Polish Ambassador, Brussels 2015

Photos: KobusArt
Poster: Krzysztof Iwański

05 June 2016

Story #12 Let's meet and talk

Photo: pixabay

Working for an open project like Art in the Box has the advantage that meetings can be held anywhere - in a café, in a car, on the way to the metro, at the kitchen table or simply on the phone. What's more, meetings like that can be held without anybody realising it simply because they take place outside the working environment.

Weird but true - the Art in the Box meetings are sometimes held without being held! Sometimes a big decision is a consequence of a short conversation or an innocent comment made by chance that changes the whole perspective and opens a new door for realisation. And what's more important - it works!

This, after years of working in a very structured office way, was a bit of a surprise for me. 

I grew up with the idea that big projects can only be born in big heads. Also that these projects need a lot of thinking, planning and calculation. I grew up with the belief that chaos does not serve anything and that I have to be an expert to start anything in life.

After some months of working for Art in the Box I started questioning these beliefs. The day-to-day work with Aga showed me that they are still true but not entirely. The whole picture was much bigger than I had thought.

I have learnt that great ideas do not necessarily need meeting rooms or serious discussions in order to succeed. Great ideas also don't necessarily require professional minds. Also some chaos can actually enhance a project just as good as a solid structure does. I only have to find a way to utilise this phenomenon. I now understand that as a non-expert on design I still have the ability to contribute enormously to a project and that my non-professionalism will add a different dimension to the whole picture and create a bridge between the design world and the people who are about to discover it. And finally I now understand that I can do more than I think just by doing it and not only thinking about it!

And these little revelations, my dears, have entirely changed my way of seeing my life and the world around me and have made me start acting instead of just dreaming…

Written by Sabina Stachnik

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02 June 2016


How kids creative energy changes the boxes

Below some photos made during the ART in the BOX and KIWI day, 
Magic Box - Polish Design exposition, 2015.

Photo: Aga Gansiniec

Photo: Aga Gansiniec

Photo: Aga Gansiniec

Photo: Aga Gansiniec

Photo: Aga Gansiniec

Photo: Aga Gansiniec

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