The temporary organisation Bodies of Work is coming to life in Kunsthal Extra City's chapel. During the summer of 2022, it will fill the space with six different exhibitions and events co-curated by the participants of the Curatorial Studies 2022 class at KASK & Conservatorium.
The organisation and its programme emerges out of the historic function of chapels as places of contemplation and as intimate gathering spaces. Bodies of Work shows a sequence of various presentations, comparable to distinct organs existing within one body. As the programme unfolds, a wide range of artistic practices is introduced.
The organisation’s role lies in the programming of these diverse practices in a single space, while simultaneously investigating the anatomy and modes of operation of artistic and curatorial organisations. By moving as a body, a programme has been developed that constantly adapts to the needs and desires of the collective, the individual practices and their audience.
Participating artists Kristina Sedlerova Villanen, Franciska Khamis Giacoman, Yuri Leiderman, Hamed Dehqan, Eva Giolo, Eva L’Hoest, Mélanie Peduzzi, Alise Anna Dzirniece & Jānis Dzirnieks (in order of appearance)
Curated by Josue Aliendre Carvani, Natalia Barczyńska, Valentina Bianchi, Myrna D’Ambrosio, Minne De Meyer Engelbeen, Amanda Hakoköngäs, Arno Huygens, Anna Laganovska, Yasaman Tamizkar, Alexandra Tryanova, Adriënne van der Werf, and Bas Verwaetermeulen — 2022 class of the Curatorial Studies postgraduate programme at KASK & Conservatorium.
26.05 – 12.06
Kristina Sedlerova Villanen
a solo exhibition
17.06 - 19.06
Francisca Khamis Giacoman
a solo exhibition and performance
24.06 – 10.07
Yuri Leiderman and more
07.14 – 24.07
a site-specific installation
28.07 - 31.07
Eva Giolo, Eva L’Hoest, Mélanie Peduzzi
a workshop and exhibition
11.08 – 28.08
Alise Anna Dzirniece, Jānis Dzirnieks
a duo show
Realised with the generous support of Curatorial Studies at KASK & Conservatorium and Kunsthal Extra City. Curatorial Studies is a postgraduate programme at KASK & Conservatorium / School of Arts Gent in collaboration with Ghent University and the Municipal Museum of Contemporary Art, Ghent (S.M.A.K.).