Nocturne July 2021

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Every first Thursday of the month, S.M.A.K. organises a nocturne and the doors stay open until 22:00. Our nocturne on 1 July is considered to be the starting shot of a vibrant summer in and around the museum!

New exhibitions

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On 1 July you can visit several new exhibitions. 'The Little Catalogue of the S.M.A.K. Collection' contains a collection of works compiled by our youngest audience. This resulted in a collection exhibition. Look at art through the eyes of children in 'The Little Catalogue of the S.M.A.K. Collection - The Exhibition Part 1'.

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The Friends of S.M.A.K. Prize is a national, biennial competition for artists who have recently graduated from a Belgian college of visual arts. In this group exhibition you will discover the work of the three laureates Jimena Chávez Delion, Mark Grootes and Angyvir Padilla.

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In the exhibition 'Geology', artist Marie Julia Bollansée offers us an insight into her oeuvre of the past ten years. With her performance art, she expresses the power of life.


During the period 2020-2021 Adam Leech was a resident artist at S.M.A.K. He concludes his trajectory with this exhibition, titled 'The Guide'.

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In From the Collection Gifted, S.M.A.K. is showing work that artists, collectors, estates or other institutions have donated to the museum in recent years. The exhibition can be seen as a homage to 'the donor'.

Book presentation Marie Cloquet 'Around Obstacles', 19:30


Marie Cloquet presents her new book 'Around Obstacles' at 19:30 in S.M.A.K. After a discussion between her and art historian Ory Dessau, you can also buy the book and have it signed.

Performance Angyvir Padilla, 21:00

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Angyvir Padilla is one of the three laureates of the Prize of the S.M.A.K. Friends. Her work is on display in the exhibition and she will also give a performance on 1 July.

Publiek Park 1.Jul.2021 to 4.Jul.2021

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Twenty artists exhibit their work in the Citadel Park. Publiek Park is an open-air exhibition organised by the Young Friends of S.M.A.K., approaching the landscape park as a total installation and the exhibition as a promenade.


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After your visit to the museum, you are welcome in the new ice cream parlour Cremerie GUILLAUME, for an ice cream or a drink. The Cremerie is a contemporary ice cream parlour with a nod to the artist Guillaume Bijl.



This summer the Citadelpark is literally the centre of PARK CENTRAAL. A wide range of activities, exhibitions and surprising relaxation spots make Citadel Park the place to be. Discover the full range on the PARK CENTRAAL site.

Current exhibitions

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These are the last days of our exhibition Blind Date. Until 4 July 2021, visit the results of this sculptural exchange between artists and pupils of the BUSO Sint-Rafaël school for the blind and visually impaired in Ghent.

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Also visit the current exhibition of Brazilian Anna Bella Geiger 'Native Brazil/Alien Brazil'. The exhibition is a collaboration with Museu de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand (MASP) and, with over 170 works, offers a comprehensive overview of her multifaceted oeuvre.

Neo Marloga Motho waka 2020

Until 29 August 2021, the Friends of S.M.A.K. are showing a selection of Neo Matloga's most recent works, which have never before been exhibited in Europe.

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