Late Thursday September 2023

SMAK Haegue Yang c Martin Corlazzoli

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.

19:00 Guided tour Grace Ndiritu 'Healing The Museum' & Haegue Yang 'Several Reenactments'

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Our guide will take you on a spiritual journey in the Healing The Museum exhibition featuring the work of Grace Ndiritu. You will also discover the work of Haegue Yang in Several Reenactments.

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20:00 Concert by Citadelic Jazz

Shalan Christophe Vander Eecken

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.

He has been commissioned by world-renowned orchestras, including the WDR Funkhausorchester Köln and Kammersymphonie Berlin, and has written music for ensembles, films and TV programmes. In 2019 and 2022, Alhamwy was invited as an expert and commentator at the Queen Elisabeth violin and cello competition.
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Grace Ndiritu 'Healing The Museum'

SMAK Mayli Sterkendries 2

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.

Find out more about Grace Ndiritu's expo

Haegue Yang 'Several Reenactments'

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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.

Find out more about Haegue Yang's expo

Pieter Engels 'Fabulous Oldest Hits'

Pieter Engels image Dirk Pauwels 11

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.

Find out more about Pieter Engels's expo

Motel Corona

Liliane Vertessen Motel Cor

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.

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Practical information
  • Thursday 7.Sep.2023, 18:00-22:00.
  • Jan Hoetplein 1, 9000 Gent.
  • 19:00: guided walk-in tour.
  • 20:00: concert Citadelic Jazz.
  • Book your ticket online or at the desk.

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