The Valerie Traan Gallery featured on one of my favorite sites is another example of a living/gallery space. Freunde von Freunde did an outstanding job at capturing the essence of both the living space and the gallery space. The building is obviously been updated from older architecture. The space is located at the heart of Antwerp’s historical center. Valerie grew up in a family that collected art so it was natural for her to collect and open a gallery.
“I opened the gallery to meet people, to create things, new concepts, new exhibitions, new meetings, so in a way it was to create a new way of life.”
“The beauty for me is in the story, in the people who made the story.”
Photography: Bart Kiggen