Zwalm Region/Flemish Ardennes - Kunst&Zwalm 201125/08/2011
27 August - 11 September 2011
An outdoor route with contemporary art, Kunst&Zwalm goes further than placing a group of artworks in nature. It is a bold experiment in which the functions of artists, organisers, residents and visitors are inter-mixed. The recurring theme is the experience of the exceptional and idyllic landscape of the Zwalm region. The art trail enables the Flemish Ardennes to be experienced as a landscape full of artistic diversity.
In the 2011 edition, new interventions are asked in which artists are invited to question the usual norms and rules and maintain a daring critical distance. The interventions of the artists provide a visual and physical experience that plays with the relationship between time, place, space, art and audience. The site of Kaaihoeve (Provincial Nature Education Centre) serves as a departure point for a high quality course that runs through the landscape for 9 km. This unique route confronts the visitor with three landscape types where the relationship between culture and nature is constantly changing: the protective natural landscape, the historic cultivated landscape and the reclaimed industrial landscape.
Artists: David Blandy (UK), Stephane Cauchy (F), Fai Cielen (B), Sylvain Cosijns (B), Johan Creten (B), Goele De Bruyn (B), Nicolas Durand (F), Pieterjan Ginckels (B), Djos Janssens (B), Jo Lathwood (UK), Karl Philips (B), Patrick Van Caeckenbergh (B), Arnauld Verley Et Philemon (F), Adriaan Verwee (B), The Caravan Gallery (UK): Jan Williams & Chris Teasdale
More information: www.kunst-en-zwalm.be