Ghent - S.M.A.K. - Paolo Chiasera | Simon Gush | Inside Installations | Xanadu!22/06/2010
XANADU ! THE S.M.A.K. COLLECTION PRESENTED BY HANS THEYS
July 3 - October 3, 2010
This summer the whole of the ground floor at S.M.A.K. will be occupied by an exhibition created by the critic and curator Hans Theys (°1963), whose personal look at the museum's collection has resulted in an exhibition entitled XANADU. This is the first time the museum has invited an external curator to work on the collection.
Participating artists: Marcel Broodthaers, Joseph Beuys, Raoul De Keyser, Panamarenko, Bernd Lohaus, Luc Deleu en TOP Office, Walter Swennen, Thierry De Cordier, Ann Veronica Janssens, Dirk Braeckman, Koen Theys, Peter Buggenhout, David Claerbout, Tamara Van San, a/o.
Image: Publiekskrant - Xanadu! - cover
PAOLO CHIASERA: AIN'T NO GRAVE GONNA HOLD MY BODY DOWN
June 5 - August 22, 2010
The young Italian artist Paolo Chiasera (1978, Bologna, Italy) is fascinated by historical icons, myths and cultural symbols. He reflects on the various layers of meaning that lie concealed in our contemporary culture. From cinema, literature, philosophy and music to art history and politics. The artist isolates extracts from all these and uses them as pawns in a new narrative that is founded on the "collective memory", like bricks on the ruins of forgotten thoughts.
Image: Paola Chiasera, Spazierstock, 2009, sawdust, glue, spray color, 3.7 x 39 x 18,5 cm
SIMON GUSH | 4 FOR FOUR
A speculative montage for David Oistrakh and Sergei Prokofiev
June 5 – August 22, 2010
This summer, the Kunst Nu rooms at the S.M.A.K. will be occupied by the South African artist Simon Gush (b. 1981). He works across a number of mediums including video, sculpture and performance
June 5 - December 3, 2010
S.M.A.K.'s collection contains more than 1800 works and covers a wide range of developments in international art history from 1945 to the present day. "Inside Installations" brings 10 installations from the collection face to face with one another and with the space in which they are located. The exhibition immerses you in the multifaceted world of installation art and at the same time explains the questions and difficulties involved in archiving these sometimes quite complex artworks and making them accessible.
Image: Mariusz Kruk, without title, 1991, S.M.A.K. collection.