Class of 2023, Dancing Forward, Looking Backward
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.
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,
StudentsLaura Sofía Arbeláez
Lise Van Acker
Dajo Van den Bussche