.Museum for a Small City | The S.M.A.K. collection presented, (re)-viewed and (re)-visited | An exhibition of Richard Venlet

12.10 until 26.01.2014

His refined abstract aesthetics and the pragmatism of his oeuvre reach far beyond a simple formal reference to Modernism and Minimalism. Venlet often incorporates the work of other artists into his work: for this process-based exhibition the whole S.M.A.K. collection will be put at his disposal. The first floor of the museum's left wing will act as a temporary platform for a constantly changing presentation. It will question how various works of art relate to each other, with particular attention to the different ways they have been presented over the years. In-depth activities such as 'cases' and thematic evenings will be held while the exhibition is on. CASE 1: 'Art, Display and Confusions' | Sunday 03.11.2013 - 11am A conversation between curator Moritz Kung and artist Heimo Zobernig. CASE 2: 'To enter a museum one has to open the door' | 01.12.2013 - 11am - S.M.A.K. CASE 3: 'Scale 1/1' | 15.12.2013 - 11am - S.M.A.K. A conversation with Bart Verschaffel and Paul Robbrecht FINAL CASE: 'A Museum For a Small City' | Sunday 26.01.2014 - 11am Public conversation between Bart De Baere (M HKA, Antwerp), Phillip Van Den Bossche (Mu.Zee, Oostend), Philippe Van Cauteren (S.M.A.K., Ghent) and Sara Weyns (Middelheimmuseum, Antwerp). Moderated by Pieternel Vermoortel (Formcontent). For more information about the exhibition, please click here The project was organised in association with Luca, Sint-Lukas Brussels, Opak - Onderzoeksplatform Architectuur en Kunsten, and CAHF – Contemporary Art Heritage Flanders.