Biënnale von België / by fariba mosleh

1st of nine weeks vacances from school and we start with a whole day of exhibition and art overload with our kids. Well, the museum is a literally cool place to be in those extremely hot days.
We made ourselves to Ghent to see the two quite oppositional large scale exhibitions of visual art. First we went through The Collection (1) - Highlights of the Future, a selection of the S.M.A.K collection of over 200 works by inter/national artists. Such shows sometimes tend to be quite exhaustive and boring, but not in that case. They give works huge space and are also giving artists the chance to re-install other artist’s works. It is a really vivid and refreshing presentation of a huge range of (mostly) well established artist’s work. Cool*
Next station, right around the corner in the immense adjacent industrial building Floraliënhal, the 3rd edition of the Biënnale von Belgieë / Biennale de Belgique / Biennial of Belgium - I love the multilingual culture of Belgium so much. This biennial is a self-proclaimed one, six Belgian artist’s collectives around In de Ruimte decided to curate an exhibition displaying the current spirit of the young generation of artists working in this country - Francophone, Flemish and beyond. The contrast program to the show at S.M.A.K. totally worked out for me. I enjoyed walking through this never ending hall and “listening” to the diverse voices of those artists …
Hearing a “yes” after asking the girls at the end of the day if they liked the exhibition trip today, we where quite surprised ;)

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