Dancing Forward, Looking Backward
za 24.06 — 25.06 / 11:00 – 18:00
Locatie: Kunsthal Gent, Lange Steenstraat 14, 9000 Gent
Tickets: Vrije bijdrage
Traditions come in many forms, carrying different meanings for each one of us. They are revived through our bodies as sources of collective wisdom and action, yet they also live within us as limiting and oppressing forces. This double-edged sword cuts into a myriad of complexities: How do we relate to so-called traditional ideas through the body? Does the body remember what was once silenced? Are bodies able to tell us something other?
Dancing Forward Looking Backward features a group of international artists whose works deal with the embodied complexities of tradition.
Participating artistsFelipe Arturo, Juan Pablo Echeverri, Vincent Ferrané, Tarek Lakhrissi, Wang Mengfan, Almagul Menlibayeva, Julieth Morales, Hwayeon Nam, Sheida Soleimani, Evelyn Taocheng Wang and Xiyadie.
Curated byLaura Sofía Arbeláez, Yehbonne Bien, Jiao Feng, Sophie Fitze, Hannah Keirsse, Jessica Meuleman, Davide Musco, Sepehr Sharifzadeh, Milana Starklova, Laurine Tribolet, Lise Van Acker and Dajo Van den Bussche – class of 2022-23 Curatorial Studies postgraduate programme at KASK & Conservatorium / School of Arts in Ghent.
OpeningFriday, 26 May 20:00
Exhibition27.05 – 25.06.2023
Special thanks toLaura Herman, Samuel Saelemakers, Anna Stoppa, the teams of Kunsthal Gent and S.M.A.K.Godart Bakkers, Bieke Criel, Valentijn Goethals,