D!NG started out as and still is an online art magazine by Jolien Dirix. D!NG focuses on young multidisciplinary artists who are at the beginning of their artistic ambition. But D!NG grew into much more. Now it is also a platform for young artists to express themselves and to get them in contact with other artists, their audience and interested parties. As such next to publishing young upcoming artists D!NG also organizes exhibitions and art events to give these artists the chance to voice and exhibit their own thing. Hence D!NG encourages cultural entrepreneurship and stimulates the creative process of young people.
The word ‘ding’ can literally be translated into English as ‘thing’. But it can also be translated as ‘a substance of things’. Mostly ‘ding’ refers to a specific object, however ‘ding’ can also refer to the unknown - a thing, nothing, something…