Opening exhibitions: 'Nashashibi/Skaer | Future Sun' - 'From the Collection | noWHere' | Friday 29 November 2019

Nashashibi Skaer Lamb 2019

On Friday 29 November 2019, between 20:00 and 23:00, you are warmly invited to attend the opening of two new exhibitions in S.M.A.K.

Nashashibi/Skaer - Future Sun

Nashashibi/Skaer is the joint practice of film-maker and painter Rosalind Nashashibi and sculptor and film-maker Lucy Skaer. Together, the artists create meditative films about art, mythology and the world. They often take the work of other artists as a starting point for exploring themes that touch them personally, such as the portrayal of women, identity, beauty and its pitfalls, colonisation and political conflicts. In ‘Future Sun’, Rosalind Nashashibi and Lucy Skaer bring together films, paintings and sculptures from their joint and individual practices to create an exhibition based on the principle of non-linear time. The artists have also made a new film, ‘Lamb’ (2019), especially for ‘Future Sun’.

From the Collection | noWHere

The exhibition ‘From the Collection | noWHere’ unites works from the S.M.A.K. collection around the idea of the ‘non-place’. Non-places are actual contemporary locations that, thanks to their impersonal and fleeting character, evoke feelings such as nostalgia, detachment and an indefinable longing. Think, for example, of hotel rooms, airports, metro stations or motorways, but also museums. Artists often use the non-place as a metaphor for a completely autonomous site, a (utopian) sanctuary that is separate from any form of regulation. The works in this exhibition all reveal links to this concept and are shown independently of one another, as ‘non-places’ in themselves. With work by Maurice Blaussyld, Dirk Braeckman, Jean-Marc Bustamante, Johan De Wilde, Alberto Garutti, Mark Manders, Wesley Meuris, Reinhard Mucha, Dennis Oppenheim, Paul Thek, Jan Vercruysse, Henk Visch en Lawrence Weiner.

Both exhibitions run from 30.11.2019 until 16.02.2020.

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