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Friday 26 May 2023 11:00

Motel Corona, Resilience Acquisitions Flemish Community

Liliane Vertessen Motel Cor
Liliane Vertessen © Motel Corona - On Bed (One & Two) - In Bed, 1994, loan Flemish Community Collection

Dear journalist

You are warmly invited to the press conference of the exhibition Motel Corona, Resilience Acquisitions by the Flemish Community on Friday 26 May 2023 at 11:00. You can visit the exhibition in the presence of the Ghent alderman of culture Sami Souguir, artistic director Philippe Van Cauteren and curator Iris Paschalidis.

S.MA.K. shows new works of art that entered the museum collection via the Flemish Community after the worldwide pandemic.

Museums and cultural venues were closed, projects were suspended and the financial impact was huge. To compensate for this loss, the Flemish Community released 3.75 million euros in 2021 for the purchase of artworks by active contemporary artists. This also gave a huge boost to the region’s contemporary art collection.

With works by amongst others Elke Andreas Boon, Dries Boutsen, Ricardo Brey, Manu Engelen, Pélagie Gbaguidi, Hamza Halloubi, Joke Hansen, Emilio Lopez-Menchero, Kurt Ryslavy, Elly Strik, Patrick Vanden Eynde, Koen van den Broek, Guy Van Bossche, Liliane Vertessen,...

For more questions or an interview you can contact Eline Verbauwhede: +32 479 270 604.

Hope to see you then!

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