The postgraduate Curatorial Studies (TEBEAC) is a one-year programme which is co-organised by the University College Ghent, S.M.A.K. and the University of Ghent. The course focuses on contemporary exhibition practices, museological issues, conservation, collection building and collection management. TEBEAC offers a varied programme including theoretical lectures, discussion seminars, workshops, study trips and an internship. The programme is finalised with a project, which resulted in this year’s exhibition I contain multitudes.
I contain multitudes is a group exhibition which presents work of Alexis Blake (US/NL), Jane Coppin (BE), gerlach en koop (NL) and Raphael Malfliet/ Todd Neufeld/ Carlo Costa (BE/US).
Although the idea of a ‘true’ meaning in an artwork is most often questioned in contemporary exhibition-making, it is a premise that is difficult to renounce. What if every claim of universality of significance and of messaging through artworks is truly excluded? The more we look, the more we start wandering in a state of doubt and indeterminacy. Nevertheless, this state of confusion can evoke productivity and imagination whereby a multiplicity of interpretations can unfold. In contrast, the potential of this multiplicity is often nullified by resorting to a ‘comfort blanket’ of expertise or authority. I contain multitudes regards this complexity and builds up an attitude in the ambivalence between knowing and not-knowing, showing and not-showing, in an attempt to comprise the endless potential of different interpretations. The exhibition takes place at Yurt: Nomadic Project Space (Kortrijksepoortstraat 21, Ghent) and Het Paviljoen (Louis Pasteurlaan 2, Ghent) from the 24th until the 26th of June 2016.
More info: icontainmultitudes.be
Curated by Rachelle Dufour, Annelies Legein, Robby Loenders, Evana Magits, Pauline Scharmann, Josephine Van De Walle, Joséphine Vandekerckhove
Finishing the postgraduate Conservation and Exhibition Management of Contemporary Art:
1. Rachelle Dufour
2. Annelies Legein
3. Robby Loenders
4. Robyn Luypaert
5. Evana Magits
6. Pauline Scharmann
7. Josephine Van De Walle
8. Joséphine Vandekerckhove
9. Lieve Vanmaele