On Thursday 7 September 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.
Citadelic Jazz provides your dose of live music on Thursday nights. Shalan Alhamwy embraces improvisation in all its splendour. Alhamwy (born 1982) is a versatile artist with roots in Syria and Belgium. He excels as a violinist, composer and photographer. With his classical training and diverse musical background in Western, Arabic and Turkish music, Shalan mixes these styles effortlessly in his musical violin playing and compositions.
With performance, film, shamanism, social actions, publications, textile work, a collection survey, Grace Ndiritu advocates the re-energisation of the museum. She takes you on a spiritual journey in all directions.
S.M.A.K. is proud to be the first museum in Belgium to present a solo exhibition by internationally renowned artist Haegue Yang. During Late Thursday, discover how this South Korean artist transforms S.M.A.K.'s largest gallery into a total atmosphere.
S.M.A.K. presents a condensed overview of the oeuvre of Dutch artist Pieter Engels (1938-2019). In line with the anti-authoritarian spirit of the 1960s, he made conceptual work in which he ironically punctured the seriousness of the art world.
In Motel Corona, S.M.A.K. is showing new works of art that came into the museum's collection via an unusual route. To compensate for the distress suffered during the 2020 lockdown, the Flemish Community exceptionally made an amount of 3.75 million euros available for the purchase of works by visual artists. 42 of the artworks purchased came on loan from S.M.A.K.