Book ‘Gentle Figures/Beautiful Friends’

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S.M.A.K. together with LUCA School of Arts and Globe Aroma released the book 'Gentle Figures/Beautiful Friends'. The portraits in this book were made by students of LUCA School Of Arts Campus Ghent and artists of Globe Aroma during several meetings between September 2018 and June 2019. 

Globe Aroma is an open art house in Brussels that welcomes newcomers for artistic and cultural exchange. It is also a low-threshold artistic sanctuary where dialogue, collaboration, networking, creation and experience are central.

The students from LUCA School of Arts Campus Ghent and the artists of Globe Aroma visited several exhibitions together in S.M.A.K. and met each other in the studios of the school and Globe Aroma. During these meetings the participants got to know each other better while drawing. Dozens of surprising portraits are bundled in this book, the result of these meetings.

The participating artists are: Mimouna Amri, Abdoukhadre Ba, Mouhamadou Ba, Jona Biemans, Soetkin Bral, Cécile Broekaert, Hannah Bruggeman, Douba Dembele, Nele De Paepe, Silke Catteeuw de Smul, Yingda Dong, Clara Girke, Lise Goossens, Lies Hendrickx, Sandra Issa, Bouchra Lamsyeh, Soumaya Mahroug, Svetlano Metrofanova, Conté Morlaye, Shuruq Mussran, Abdou Razo, Sahra, Thorsten Staes, King Talez, David Trembla, Larisa Utesheva, Noa Verborgh, Axel Yvernault, Baminla Zion-Jah.

You can buy the book at the bookshop of S.M.A.K. for 9 euros or make a reservation via

Gentle Figures / Beautiful Friends is een samenwerking tussen LUCA School Of Arts Campus Gent, Globe Aroma en S.M.A.K.

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