Since 2015, S.M.A.K. has been organizing on a regular basis workshops in the prison of Ghent together with the SKI and De Rode Antraciet. These workshops resulted in 'The Borderline Books', a series of art books containing a dialogue in drawings between prisoners of the Ghent prison and students of the Secondary Art Institute.
In the S.M.A.K. Beweegt pavilion you can visit the exhibition 'The Borderline Books' and the book 'Prison Drawings' is presented. What does it mean to work with detainees and why is there a need for such projects?
S.M.A.K. Beweegt - Talk shows
The exhibition 'The Collection (1), Highlights for a Future' is the occasion for a series of conversations about the strongly changing role of museums within communities. Whereas in the past museums mainly worked from an art-historical perspective, attention is now shifting to social relevance and the role that the public plays in this.
In five talk shows, Katleen Vermeulen (Amarant) receives various partners from the S.M.A.K. Beweegt programme, the educational and guide activities. This includes, among other things, the structural effect of S.M.A.K. on projects with prisoners, refugees, people with dementia, young people and children. The talk shows start at 16:00. With the exception of the talk show ‘Prison Drawings’ during the nocturn of Thursday 6 June at 20:00.
- 22 May 2019 - Education
- 29 May 2019 - Working with young people
- 6 June 2019 - Prison Drawings - exceptionnaly at 20:00
- 19 June 2019 - Refugees
- 18 September 2019 - Dementia DEMO MEMO