Relive Publiek Park by photographic report

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At the beginning of July 2021, Publiek Park was organised by the Young Friends of S.M.A.K. The open-air exhibition in the Citadel Park attracted a great deal of interest, with 2,000 visitors over the four days.

The open-air exhibition tied together social, historical and cultural narratives in the form of a walk along various artworks to reflect and expand the experience of the Citadel Park as an urban and natural space.

The artistic interventions were spread throughout the landscape park and interacted with public and hidden places in the park such as the rose garden, the music kiosk, the casemates and the magical aquarium grotto, among others.

During the exhibition a public programme was organised consisting of performances, guided tours, a concert series by music label KRAAK and a film programme by Art Cinema OFFoff. In addition, the Young Friends of S.M.A.K. published an extensive walking guide with a focus on the artistic practices, some twenty historical locations and the storylines embedded in the Citadel Park. The walking guide is for sale in our bookshop and members enjoy a 10% discount on presentation of their valid membership card.

Publiek Park is curated by Jef Declercq, Anna Laganovska, Koi Persyn & Adriënne van der Werf and is an initiative of the Young Friends of S.M.A.K. in collaboration with S.M.A.K., MSK, GUM, 019, KRAAK, Monterey, Art Cinema OFFoff, BLANCO, Kunstencentrum Voo?uit, Ensemble,, HISK and Bocca. This project was supported by the Province of East Flanders, the City of Ghent, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and SIGN Groningen.

Participating artists:

Kristaps Ancāns, Ines Claus, Marc Cosyns, Koba De Meutter, Marcin Dudek, Helen Anna Flanagan, Mark Grootes, Polina Kanis, Gaëlle Leenhardt, Benjamin Abel Meirhaeghe, Quenton Miller, Mountaincutters, Anthony Ngoya, Shalva Nikvashvili, Jacopo Pagin, Laure Prouvost, Clara Spilliaert, Nina-Joy Thielemans, Evita Vasiļjeva & Xuan-Lin Wang

Photos by Michiel Cleene and Lars Duchateau.

18.Aug.21 Category: Friends of S.M.A.K.
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