Former site of Wasserij Goossens. Luc Deleu - T.O.P. office, 'Orban Space', installation view, Kunsthal Extra City, 2013
Former Wasserij Goossens
We see our visitors as a rich and diverse collection of knowledge and experience. Since people make the city, Kunsthal Extra City wants to be the spot where people feel welcome, a place abuzz with meaningful contact between city dwellers and artists, laypersons and connoisseurs. Our home in Antwerp is a hub for (inter)national, intercultural, and interdisciplinary collaborations that through art contribute to the concept of a society in transition.
Kunsthal Extra City has its own small cinema with approximately 50 seats. Also on the premises is a versatile, multipurpose space where guest projects, talks and debates can be hosted, as well as workshops for schools, meetings of neighbourhood associations, etc.
Contact us for more information regarding the use of our multipurpose space.
Former site of Wasserij Goossens
In 2013 Kunsthal Extra City moved to its current location in
Antwerp-Berchem, in the building previously occupied by Goossens
laundrette. The industrial laundrette was a neighbourhood landmark for over 75
years. The complex stretched from Ferdinand Coosemansstraat to
Eikelstraat, and encompassed, among other things, a self-service
laundrette, a dry-cleaning service, a ‘cleaning supermarket’ and an
ironing service. In 2011, Wasserij Goossens closed its doors, but, with
the coming of Kunsthal Extra City, the building has been given a new
lease of life, with exhibition spaces, artists’ studios, a small cinema
and a café.
We share our offices with partner organizations Platform 0090, Gagarin, Kunst/Werk and Antwerp Art vzw.
On the top floor of the building, Extra City rents out simple and affordable atelier spaces to around a dozen artists.