that’s what x said is a socio-politically engaged art space striving for systemic change based in Brussels.
Founded by Elisa Huberty and Rébecca Prosper, that’s what x said organizes exhibitions and events that serve to broaden the discussion outside of art itself.
that’s what x said is also a shop aiming to promote the Belgian art scene, as well as artists whose work shares our values.
that’s what x said was born out of a desire to start an art organization that serves a purpose outside of the confines of the art world.
that’s what x said strives to show art that conveys a strong message and is an attempt at challenging society.
that’s what x said wants to spark your curiosity, compel you to question current issues and take a stand.
The exhibitions present the work of artists tackling social & political issues, art that has the power to disrupt the status-quo.
that’s what x said wants to raise awareness of current global concerns and believes that art can play a role in the advancement of societies by challenging viewers’ perspectives.
that’s what x said presents the best from artists of all ethnicities, body shapes, identities and backgrounds, and acts as a platform that amplifies their voices.
that’s what x said wants to engage with its visitors and create a safe space to discuss the topics introduced in its exhibitions.
For that reason, that’s what x said hosts events in which people are invited to develop their thoughts further through conferences, workshops, book clubs and other activities.
For that’s what x said, discussions shouldn’t stop with the art itself but instead be encouraged and guided by it.
The shop presents art that fits with the principles of that’s what x said’s, whilst also supporting the Belgian art scene.
There you will find original artworks, limited editions and artist- made merchandise all carefully selected, and whose price range will have an accessible starting point.
that’s what x said wants to promote the country’s burgeoning local art scene and encourage you to discover even more politically engaged artists.
Brussels isn’t only our home, it’s also the capital of Europe, only a few hours away from main European cities. Brussels is a melting pot, a mix of cultures & people, a dynamic city with a unique character.
Brussels is political at its core. The European Parliament being at the heart of the city, its residents don’t shy away from rising up against injustices. Brussels is outspoken and refuses to be silenced.
Brussels is filled with internationally renowned galleries and museums, but also with young and dynamic art spaces who all serve to keep Brussels stimulated. that’s what x said is located in the Marolles. The emblematic neighborhood houses the best antiques and design dealers of the capital, as well as conceptual boutiques, making it a remarkable place to visit.
Being from Brussels means constantly moaning, but always in good spirits. It’s getting angry at injustices while loving our home and what it represents. that’s what x said means fighting through art, in our city, for everyone.
that’s what x said
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The name that’s what x said is a hint to the notorious joke that’s what she said, adjusted to reclaim and deconstruct it.
Read literally, it also refers to that’s what x said’ mission to amplify the voices of its artists, speakers and other participants. x could mean she, he, they, or even you.
Elisa Huberty (she/her) is the co-founder of that’s what x said. She lived in the UK for 6 years, where she finished her studies and started her professional life. She studied History of Art & Design at the University of Brighton and completed a Master’s Degree in Art Business at the Sotheby’s Institute of Art in London. She learned about the inner-working of the art world in her diverse work experiences, which includes working in galleries, art fairs, PR, and assisting an artist manager and creative director.
Together with Rébecca Prosper she also co-curated and co-managed two exhibitions in Brussels; ‘Till Death Do Us Art by Joachim, and Duality by NEAN and Eyes-B.
Rébecca Prosper (she/her) is the co-founder of that’s what x said. Born in France, she grew up in Brussels, where she studied Art History at the Université Libre de Bruxelles. She then moved to Paris, where she lived for 4 years. There, she completed a Master’s Degree in Art Market Management at the Ecole d’Art et de Culture. She has worked in multiple renowned galleries and art fairs, as well as with a PR agency and a Parisian art club. As mentioned above, she has also co-curated and co-managed two exhibitions in Brussels.