Gagarin the Artists in their Own Words
Since Wednesday 6th May 2009 the “Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst” (Municipal Museum of Contemporary Art) has been in existence for exactly 10 years.
a tour of artists
a collaboration between the AZ Maria Middelares hospital and S.M.A.K.
Directed by_Sanne van Rijn, performed by_ Tamayo Okano, Ayako Watanabe en Mioko Yoshihara Sound_ Ton van der Meer (VeenFabriek)_lightning_Maarten van Otterdijk Dramaturgy_ Koen Tachelet duration_1u15min, no interval.
Second artist residing at Bredene.
Together with several other European museums, SMAK is studying preventive conservation and the presentation of installations. Performance by the Japanese artist Suchan Kinoshita is the fourth work of art to be studied in Ghent.
Colonie 21 is the latest project in the joint venture by the SMAK and the local authorities of Bredene. After the exhibitions Grasduinen 01 and 02, a programme of artists in residence is being launched. In autumn and winter 2005 several artists selected by the SMAK will each stay and work in Bredene for four weeks.
Since 2004 the S.M.A.K. has participated in the European joint venture on ‘the preventive conservation and presentation of installation art’. Five works from the museum’s collection have been subjected to thorough examination with an eye to preservation, good documentation and re-installation in the long term.
The Flanders International Film Festival-Ghent, the Friends of S.M.A.K. (“De Vrienden v/h S.M.A.K.) and Artcinema OFFoff Ghent showed videos and films of the artists Josef Dabernig, Hito Steverl and Chantal Akerman.
I Am Here Selected Sculptures 1995-2003
a r t i n d u s t r y l a n d s c a p e Museo Leonardino Vinci - Palais de Tokyo Paris - S.M.A.K. Gent - Het Domein Sittard - Museum Arken Copenhagen With the support of Culture 2000 programme of the European Union
In spring 2003 S.M.A.K. became the décor for Botho Strauss’ play “Trilogy of the reunion” (Dutch: “Trilogie van het weerzien”). The setting of the play, an opening of an exhibition with contemporary art, makes a production in a gallery very interesting. Before and after the presentation and in the interval people could visit the museum and the collection. The cast with actors and actresses of the companies De Tijd and Het Toneelhuis was impressive and was brought together especially for this occasion. Programming and organisation happened together with “Kunstencentrum Vooruit”.
On April the 23th and 25th there were dance solos of La Ribot in S.M.A.K. (in collaboration with Vooruit).
S.M.A.K. presented ‘Cremaster 3’ at the International Filmfestival of Flanders in Ghent- 2002
From the end of September until the end of December 2002 the newest creation of WaynCakes was presented in the museum: a cake he designed in consultation with a few cake shops.
Maarten Altena/Ger van Elk, Louis Andriessen/Marijke van Warmerdam, Eric Calmes/Henk Peeters, Roderik de Man/Maura Biava, Chiel Meijering/Jaap Kroneman, Maarten van Norden/Annette Messanger, Martijn Padding/J.C. Ruggirello, Paul Termos/Ansuya Blom, Vodershow/Liza May Post