(un)common grounds is the result of a collaboration between students from the Curatorial Studies program at KASK/HOGENT. Inspired by the common trajectories shared by iMAL, Werktank and Overtoon, which focus on research, experimentation, and production processes, the exhibition takes as its framework the different states of creation and their subsequent transformations. These experiences emerge in three parallel and overlapping paths. The first, ‘TESTING GROUND’ brings together two artists by giving them the space to develop ideas and present them in multiple moments in different modalities throughout the duration of the exhibition. The second, ‘THE GROUND OF PRESENCE’ incorporates works that revolve around the alteration of perception in the spectators, manipulating their senses. Lastly, ‘VIRTUAL GROUND’ allows the exhibition to extend beyond its physical limitations into a limitless void. Through the display of artwork and the related public program (un)common grounds unveils underestimated aspects of artistic production and challenges conventional ways of exhibition making.
Opening with performances:
"Tot de kaars uit is" by Stijn Wybouw, 17:00 - 19:00
"La Lumitérale" by Laurie-Anne Jaubert, 19:30
Guided tour by curators, 17:00
"It’s All in the Footnotes: Notes on Curatorial Thoughts" - talk with Marijn Bril, 18:00
"La Lumitérale" - performance by Laurie-Anne Jaubert, 17:30
Werktank is a production platform for media art, operating at the cutting edge of art, technology and science. Their main mission is the realization and distribution of installation art that investigates the relationship between technology and perception. Their factory for new and old media art is situated in the heart of the city of Leuven (Belgium) and consist of offices, workspaces, and a technical workshop.
Overtoon is an artist-run platform for research, production, and distribution of sound art and sound-based installation art or experimental media art. Artists can make use of a workspace in the center of Brussels, production tools, technical expertise, artistic feedback, production admin, financial support, and a broad international network.
Curatorial Studies at KASK
Curatorial Studies at KASK is an intensive, one-year English-language postgraduate course established in 1999. It is the only postgraduate curatorial programme in Belgium, benefitting from a unique partnership between KASK School of Arts, Ghent University and the Municipal Museum of Contemporary Art, Ghent (S.M.A.K.). On this course students become familiar with contemporary curatorial practices across a variety of contexts, such as museums, foundations, artist-run spaces and commissioning agencies.
Pictures by Ernest Thiesmeier