Class of 2023, Dancing Forward, Looking Backward

postgraduaat curatorial studies
A group show curated by the Curatorial Studies class of 2022-23

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

Opening hours
Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 to 18:00
Kunsthal Gent, Lange Steenstraat 14, 9000 Gent

Special thanks toGodart Bakkers, Bieke Criel, Valentijn Goethals, Laura Herman, Samuel Saelemakers, Anna Stoppa, the teams of Kunsthal Gent and S.M.A.K.

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StudentsLaura Sofía Arbeláez
Yehbonne Bien
Jiao Feng
Sophie Fitze
Hannah Keirsse
Jessica Meuleman
Davide Musco
Sepehr Sharifzadeh
Milana Starklova
Laurine Tribolet
Lise Van Acker
Dajo Van den Bussche

Seung-hee Choi, Ehera Noara, 1933