The Collection


Each of the four rooms in this exhibition serves as a separate chapter discussing various functions that art can assume.

Artworks can define and position the human body in its environment, ranging from the museum space to the landscape. They can also reveal movements and activities within the (urban) environment, in the form of prototypical architectures, for example. Or they create situations in which the visitor is given an essential role to play and in which his participation is questioned. The artworks on display in S.M.A.K. cover various historical periods over the last 50 years. The exhibition ranges from the minimal and post-minimal tendencies, through Conceptual Art and Land Art, to issues illustrative of Relational Art. Most of the artworks are part of the collection, but S.M.A.K. will additionally invite several guest artists. With work of Stanley Brouwn, James Lee Byars, David Claerbout, Lili Dujourie, Hamish Fulton, Richard Long, Aleksandra Mir, Dennis Oppenheim, Jorge Pardo, Royden Rabinowitch, Niele Toroni, Lois Weinberger, Lawrence Weiner, Heimo Zobernig from our collection. Guest artists: Liam Gillick & Franz-Erhard Walther

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