Night Shift: from dusk till dawn
De Studio, Antwerp







Gouvernement, De Studio and Arenberg are back for round two, letting over 30 artists loose as they unfold their ever-intriguing artistic ‘tour de forces’ on the border between visual art, theatre and music. In light of the project مُثَلَّث [muṯallaṯ], a group of artists from Palestine will join the diverse programme as this edition forms the second in the Night Shift 2020 series.

Night Shift is a nomadic project creating an artistic playground in the iconic landmark of a large art organisation or institution. Artists from different disciplines can present work in an informal setting and make collective use of the eclectic, public platform provided by Gouvernement and the partners involved. As actions and interventions succeed each other swiftly, they intertwine and interconnect with the building, the public and each other.

In a 12-hour-long swirling program, the actions succeed each other swiftly, allow for new interpretations and meanings, ultimately adding multiple layers. From dazzling and subtle performances, through in situ activated interventions and installations, to other less categorizable events: the night shift is irreversible!


The stamp is clear and visible
the marks are made
the night shift is irreversible.



With Dan Mussett (UK), Ilke Gers (NZL/NL), Tuur Marinus, Stef Van Looveren, ne mosquito pas 10, Ferre Marnef, Ariah Lester (VEN), La S Grand Atelier, Blender Palooza, Menzo Kircz (NL), Mardulier en Deprez, Ezra Veldhuis & Bosse Provoost, Venus Pop Grotto! (NL), Stina Fors (ZWE), Pluies, KAK – Koekelbergse Alliantie van Knutselaars, Simon Baetens / Electra, One Man Party, Partners, Adriënne van der Werf (NL), Anna Godzina (MDA), Willem de Haan (NL), TELETEXTmuziek and Astrid Bode.