Danielle Géo, Piet Mertens & Pieternel Vermoortel
New Songs for Old Cities is an exhibition that brings together ideas of residence, public address and art in an urban context. Discover how the Higher Institute for Fine Arts residents reflect upon how their work can inhabit a cityscape and the potential resonance of their artistic voice. A song can populate a place, provide a narrative, create a background, ranging from delightful, critical to unbearable painful. The immaterial nature of a song allows it to come and go, stick a little longer or disappear to be rediscovered and gain new meaning along the way.
New Songs for Old Cities marks the beginning of a structural collaboration between Netwerk Aalst, HISK and Stad Aalst.