Late Thursday March 2023

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On Thursday 2 March 2023, S.M.A.K. and the other Ghent museums will keep their doors open until 10pm. Come along for an evening visit to the ongoing exhibitions, live music and a drink or ice cream at Crèmerie GUILLAUME.

18:00 performance APK

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The students of APK Gent bring a performance in the exhibition Philippe Van Snick at 18:00. They get inspired by specific works of the artist.

19:00 Last chance for the guided walk-in tour Philippe Van Snick dynamic project

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Our guide will take you through the exhibition dynamic project featuring the work of Belgian artist Philippe Van Snick. You will walk through 10 museum rooms past well-known and surprising, lesser-known works. Be inspired by his simple, mathematical, poetic and colourful language.

More information on the guided walk-in tour

21:00 Live music by Citadelic Jazz

Aymeric De Tapol + Eric Thielemans

Citadelic Jazz provides your share of live music on Thursday night.

Aymeric De Tapol + Eric Thielemans

Aymericic de Tapol is a musician, field recordist and sound-engineer for film, art video, documentary, radio, dance performances and more. His electronic music is surrounded by mystery. He has a love for haunting drones, minimal ambient and proto techno pulses.

Drummer-philosopher Eric Thielemans has worked his way into his own musical realms through jazz drums and free improvisation. He explores consciousness through music and challenges the boundaries of percussion.

Philippe Van Snick: dynamic project

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shows Van Snick's work in ten museum galleries, along his first sculptural analyses of time and space, conceptual photographs, short films and paintings. These also refer to the decimal system (0-9) inherent in his comprehensive oeuvre. Key works are accompanied by surprising, lesser-known works.

Special attention is also paid to Philippe Van Snick's numerous innovative permanent projects in the public space, and limited-edition editions, magazines and unique documents are presented, most of which have never been shown to the public before.

Rose Wylie: 'picky people notice...,'

Rose Wylie, A Handsome Couple, 2022

Rose Wylie enjoys international recognition today as a major figurative painter. Her extensive oeuvre depicts subjects from literature, cinema, mythology and celebrity culture, among others. Attracted by an 'honest' language, the artist draws on clichéd as well as forgotten and overlooked visual and narrative traditions. She interweaves this broad knowledge of cultural production with observations and memories that evoke a youthful wonder for the everyday.


Marc De Cock: An imaginary portrait in works of art

Gilbert George

S.M.A.K. is once again showing artworks from the Matthys-Colle collection. The current exhibition is an imaginary portrait of Marc De Cock, the former president of the Society of the Friends. He can safely be called one of the inspirers of S.M.A.K. Discover how works by Berlinde de Bruyckere, Bruce Nauman and Gilbert & George, among others, depict his person and commitment.

Practical information
  • Thursday 3.Mar.2023, 18:00-22:00.
  • Jan Hoetplein 1, 9000 Ghent.
  • Book your ticket online or at the desk.
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