TRACK is a unique art experience in the public and semi public space of the
The two curators Philippe Van Cauteren and Mirjam Varadinis took the time to select exemplary locations in the wider city centre of Ghent and invited artists who have an affinity with the thematical context of those places. The selected artists used the local reality as a fertile source of inspiration and the results of their in-depth explorations are not simply traditional works of art, but artistic projects in all different medias that embrace the social, economic, cultural and political conditions of the city and the times we live in. Their works call for participation, interact with the different communities in various ways and leave permanent traces.
TRACK is conceived as a universe of parallel narrations, occurences and (hi)stories. It consists of six clusters that offer a historical, cultural, architectural and mental cross-section of Ghent and the idea of a city today. Each cluster has its own distinct atmosphere and touches upon a specific issue like mobility, religion, migration, economy, language, science and city changes.
TRACK invites the audience to explore the exhibition in various ways. Visitors do not have to follow a given linear trail but are free to choose their own personal TRACK through the clusters and the city. Each visitor thus creates a different kind of narration, based on his or her background and the way they are approaching the exhibition. This free and multi-layered perception corresponds to our globalised world and the idea of plural realities happening at the same time.
TRACK is welcoming everybody to visit the exhibition and to be inspired by the visionary potential of art.
TRACK was initiated by the S.M.A.K. It continues the tradition established by
Overview of the Artists by Country
- Adelita Husni-Bey Italy – Libya
- Ahmet Öğüt – Turkey
- Alexandra Bachzetsis – Switzerland
- Alon Levin – Israel
- Bart Lodewijks – Netherlands
- Benjamin Verdonck – Belgium
- Christina & Roman Hemauer & Keller – Switzerland
- Christoph Büchel – Switzerland
- Cyprien Gaillard – France
10. Danh Vo Denmark – Vietnam
11. Emilio López-Menchero – Spain
12. Erik van Lieshout – Netherlands
13. Erwan Mahéo – France
14. Javier Tellez – Venezuela
15. John Bock – Germany
16. Lara Almarcegui – Spain
17. Lawrence Weiner – USA
18. Leo Copers – Belgium
19. Lonnie & Siebren van Brummelen & de Haan – Netherlands
20. Mark Manders – Netherlands
21. Massimo Bartolini – Italy
22. Mekhitar Garabedian – Belgium
23. Michaël Borremans – Belgium
24. Michaë & Ingar Elmgreen & Dragset – Denmark & Norway
25. Mike Bouchet – USA
26. Mircea Cantor – Romania
27. Pascale Marthine Tayou – Cameroon
28. Pawel Althamer – Poland
29. Peter Buggenhout – Belgium
30. Peter & David Fischli & Weiss – Switzerland
31. Pilvi Takala – Finland
32. Simona & Ivo Denicolai & Provoost Belgium – Italy
33. Superflex – Denmark
34. Susanne Kriemann – Germany
35. Sven Augustijnen – Belgium
36. Tadashi Kawamata – Japan
37. Tazu Rous – Japan
38. Tercerunquinto – Mexico
39. Teresa Margolles – Mexico
40. Tobias Putrih – Slovenia
41. Yorgos Sapountzis – Greece
OPEN Uptil September 16, 2012
from 12.05 … 16.09.2012, 12am till 6pm.
SMAK: 10am till 6 pm, on thursday till 10pm.
TRACK and SMAK: closed on mondays Exception: SMAK is open on Monday May 28th. You can visit SMAK and discover the works of art in open air.