Masterclass by Anna Bella Geiger

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The Anna Bella Geiger retrospective ‘Alien Brazil/Native Brazil’, which brings together over than 170 artworks, runs until 7 November. We will be welcoming the artist to S.M.A.K. on Thursday 14 October 2021 for a masterclass.

Brazilian artist Anna Bella Geiger will give a master class as part of the public programme that accompanies her retrospective exhibition ‘Alien Brazil/Native Brazil’.

Since the 1960s, Anna Bella Geiger has been exploring the representation and interpretation of physical space through the historical project of cartography. Using a variety of visual strategies, she links image, territory and power into a critique of the socio-political context in Brazil. Today, her consistent questioning of national identity, dominant structures, art systems and pedagogy continues to resonate in artistic debates about the legacy of Western modernity.

The masterclass takes place in the context of the exhibition ‘Native Brazil/Alien Brazil’, which brings together over 170 artworks spanning a period of more than 50 years. The artist will give an in-depth reading of her oeuvre and use the exhibition as a critical framework through which to question the role of the artist and the importance of artistic renewal, production and education.

A collaboration between S.M.A.K. and HISK, Higher Institute for Fine Arts.

Practical information
  • Thursday 14 October 2021.
  • 14:00 – 17:00.
  • S.M.A.K., Jan Hoetplein 1, 9000 Ghent.
  • In English.
  • Limited number of participants: 25 people.
  • The masterclass is aimed at artists, art critics, writers, researchers, master’s students and people active in the cultural field.
  • Would you like to participate? Send your motivation and a short description of your professional activity (max. 300 words) before 30 September 2021 to You will receive confirmation of your participation on 4 October 2021.

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