A | Ayşe Erkmen & Ann Veronica Janssens

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In spring 2016, these two internationally acclaimed artists will each set up an artwork in the public space of Korenmarkt in Ghent. S.M.A.K. takes this opportunity to situate the two artists’ designs in the broader context of their oeuvres.

For both Ayşe Erkmen (Istanbul, Turkey) and Ann Veronica Janssens (Folkestone, UK), sculpture is a notion that amply transcends the three-dimensional nature of the artwork and the spatial relationship between the image and the viewer. On the basis of her interest in the historical and social context in which art is born, Erkmen makes invisible structures in our surroundings visible. Janssens works on the elusive moment when body and light come together and employs light, colour and sound to examine the perception of space and movement. In spring 2016, these artists will each be making a permanent sculpture for the Korenmarkt, commissioned by Ghent City Council. The S.M.A.K. is taking this opportunity to set the designs in a broader context. This double exhibition is part of Europalia Turkey 2015-16.

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