27.04.17-16.06.17

Show Me Your Archive and I Will Tell You Who is in Power

Lectures, panel discussions, performances and screenings
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The opening ceremony of the World Conference on the UN Decade for Women, University of Nairobi, Kenya, 1985. (c) Sophia Smith Collection

Show Me Your Archive and I Will Tell You Who is in Power

Show Me Your Archive and I Will Tell You Who is in Power combines an exhibition with a public program of lectures, panel discussions, performances and screenings to present stories from the history of feminist struggle. Issues of race, gender and class are covered from a so-called intersectional perspective, an approach that works to bring to the fore the combinations of discriminatory practices and the dynamics they engender. The project’s title refers to the 2009 lecture of the same name by Gloria Wekker, renowned Surinamese-Dutch scholar with an established reputation within the transnational and Black European feminist discourse.

Show Me Your Archive and I Will Tell You Who is in Power wishes to extend its scope beyond Western, white feminism and to trace the potential origins of transnational and intersectional feminism in Belgium. The project’s starting point was the Ghent Royal Academy of Fine Arts and its first (and thus far sole) female head Chantal De Smet, who held the position from 1989 to 1996. In the early 1970s, De Smet was a central character in the Ghent Dolle Minas, one of the first initiatives of the second feminist wave in Flanders. She was also one of the driving forces behind the Belgian Angela Davis Committee.

It was the second feminist wave that pushed the United Nations to taking measures to improve the position of women, resulting in the UN declaring the period 1976-1985 the decade of the woman and the organisation of women’s conferences in Mexico City (1975), Copenhagen (1980) and Nairobi (1985). FORUM ’85, the alternative conference of women’s movements and non-governmental organizations taking place alongside the official UN conference in Nairobi was a key moment in the history of transnational feminism. Attended by 14,000 women, activists and feminists from mainly non-Western countries, it was the first occasion of that scale to stage worldwide encounters and exchanges of ideas.

Documents from public archives that provide insight in these historical and local contexts make up the backbone of the exhibition. In addition, visual artists Marwa Arsanios, Saddie Choua, Amandine Gay, Kapwani Kiwanga, Ato Malinda, Eva Olthof and collective Study Group for Solidarity and TransActions were invited to make new work, connecting with these archives and themes and approach them from a postcolonial, transnational or politically emancipatory context. They offer new critical perspectives on history and in turn help to shape the guise of another new wave of feminism.

The public program wishes to think about how feminism can radically rethink notions such as class, gender and race from a postcolonial perspective. The program starts with a screening of Françoise Dasques’ film Conférence des femmes – Naïrobi (1985) about FORUM ’85, followed by a conversation between Paola Bacchetta (professor of Gender and Women’s Studies, University of California, Berkeley) and French political scientist Françoise Vergès.

The complete program and the latest updates can be found at: www.kiosk.art/showmeyourarchive

Show Me Your Archive and I Will Tell You Who is in Power
is organized by KIOSK and KASK / School or Arts Ghent in the context of The Uses of Art – The Legacy of 1848 and 1989, a project initiated by the museum confederation L’Internationale with the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union.

In cooperation with Amsab-ISG, AVG-Carhif and Sophia asbl/vzw.

Lectures, panel discussions, performances and screenings
23.04.17—10:00

Ode de Kort ‘O froooom O toooo O’

Book presentation
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Ode de Kort ‘O froooom O toooo O’

In O froooom O toooo O, KASK Photography alumna Ode de Kort explores how an installation can resound in the spaces of a book. The installation 0O (2016) refers to a form, a character, a digit, a movement, a sound. It plays with the two- and three-dimensional and is at times almost imperceptible to the eye because of its meticulous integration in the architecture. From their positioning based on a photographic perspective, the forms look through each other. As such, the installation might even be regarded as a form of typography or choreography. The sculptures from 0O recur throughout this artist’s edition. Once again, the viewer engages with them, albeit the medium in/on/before/through/behind this happens this time is paper. Through perspective, manipulation, rhythm and movement, the circle undergoes several transformations.
In addition to the book launch, de Kort will also present some recent works in KIOSK.

Exhibition open between 10 am and 7 pm
Book launch at 5 pm

Book presentation
09.02.17—20:00

Shilpa Gupta

Lecture
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Shilpa Gupta, 'I live under your sky too', 2013
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Shilpa Gupta

In her lecture Shilpa Gupta will elaborate on her artistic practise and her exhibition at KIOSK.
This lecture is organized in collaboration with KASK lecture series.

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Page 5 from Dorothy Iannone's artist book 'An Icelandic Saga', 1978, 1983, 1986. Courtesy of the artist and Air de Paris, Paris
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Finissage with reading, 29.01.2017. Photo Rachel Gruijters
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Finissage with reading, 29.01.2017. Photo Rachel Gruijters
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Finissage with reading, 29.01.2017. Photo Rachel Gruijters

Dorothy Iannone

New Years drink & public reading from Dorothy Iannone's artist book "An Icelandic Saga" ((1978 (Part 1), 1983 (Part 2), 1986 (Part 3)) in collaboration with students from KASK DRAMA: Ezra Fieremans, Martijn Gielen, Joeri Happel, Arne Luiting & Rosie Sommers.

In the various phases of "An Icelandic Saga", Iannone looks back on her 1967 trip to Iceland, where she first met Dieter Roth. The “journey which seems to have made all other journeys possible”, as she calls it, commences when her ship arrives at Reykjavik: Iannone, her husband James Upham and Fluxus artist Emmett Williams are greeted by Roth, who is carrying “a very fresh fish, wrapped in newspaper” under his arm.

Finissage & reading
20.11.16—11:00

Jérémie Gindre

Finissage & artist talk
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Jérémie Gindre

On this last day of the exhibition Jérémie Gindre invites us for a walk through the temporary campsite he has installed at KIOSK for the past two months. The panoramic autumnal landscape is further expanded through a lecture in which the artist reads from his own literary works and from a number of novels that inspired him in creating 'Kamp Kataloog'.
 
Walk&talk in English
Reading in French

Finissage & artist talk
04.05.16—19:00

Screening room Peter Wächtler

Film screening
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Peter Wächtler, 'Untitled (rat)', video still
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Peter Wächtler, 'Untitled (hobo)', video still
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Peter Wächtler, 'Untitled', video still

Screening room Peter Wächtler

Coinciding with the exhibition, a selection of Peter Wächtler’s animation films will be screened in KIOSK’s side room on April 28, May 4 and May 26, at 7pm, 8pm and 9pm:
‘Untitled (rat)’ (2013, 14’00”)
‘Untitled’ (2012, 8’26”)
‘Untitled (hobo)’ (2013, 11’26”)

KIOSK will be open until 10 PM during the evening openings. There will also be a guided tour of Peter Wächtler's exhibition '9' at 7:30 PM.

Film screening
17.04.16—17:00

Posture Editions N° 19: Nel Aerts ‘Hundred Zundert’

Book presentation
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Invitation Posture Editions N° 19
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Edition of 15: silkscreen, manually coloured, signed and numbered
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Posture Editions N° 19 with Nel Aerts - "Hundred Zundert". (c) Rachel Gruijters
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Posture Editions N° 19 with Nel Aerts - "Hundred Zundert". (c) Rachel Gruijters
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Book launch Posture Editions N° 19 @ KIOSK, 17 april 2016. (c) Rachel Gruijters
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Book launch Posture Editions N° 19 @ KIOSK, 17 april 2016. (c) Rachel Gruijters
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Book launch Posture Editions N° 19 @ KIOSK, 17 april 2016. (c) Rachel Gruijters
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Book launch Posture Editions N° 19 @ KIOSK, 17 april 2016. (c) Rachel Gruijters
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Book launch Posture Editions N° 19 @ KIOSK, 17 april 2016. (c) Rachel Gruijters
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Book launch Posture Editions N° 19 @ KIOSK, 17 april 2016. (c) Rachel Gruijters
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Book launch Posture Editions N° 19 @ KIOSK, 17 april 2016. (c) Rachel Gruijters

Posture Editions N° 19: Nel Aerts ‘Hundred Zundert’

Nel Aerts spent a three-month residency at the Vincent Van GoghHuis in Zundert, the village where Van Gogh grew up. Instead of trying to toe the artist’s footsteps, she positioned herself in the iconic interior of the sexton’s house, creating a frame for an extended series of self portraits.
Posture Editions selected one hundred of these ballpoint pen drawings and rendered them full-sized in the publication Hundred Zundert. Nel Aerts already presented a first set of these drawings during her recent exhibition Billenkoek at KIOSK, and for this occasion she will return with a single-day show and a silkscreen poster edition.

Exhibition open from 10am until 7pm.
Book launch at 5pm, with introductions by Ron Dirven and Wim Waelput.

BOOK Hundred Zundert: 160p — €25
EDITION of 15: silkscreen, manually coloured, signed and numbered.
With the support of Vincent Van GoghHuis Zundert, KIOSK, and Lord Nelson.

Book presentation
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Miet Warlop & Nel Aerts

On the last day of the exhibitions Crumbling Down the Circle of My Iconoclasm by Miet Warlop and Billenkoek by Nel Aerts, KIOSK organizes a finissage, in the presence of both artists. The guided tour starts at 3 pm and will be followed by a performance by Miet Warlop and a group of performers.

Finissage & performance
29.01.16—19:00

Dinner KIOSK @ Publiek

Fundraiser
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Miet Warlop, 'A View', 2013. © Miet Warlop.

Dinner KIOSK @ Publiek

We cordially invite you to attend a dinner in support of KIOSK on Friday, January 29th, 2016, from 7pm, at restaurant Publiek in Ghent.
Publiek, the starred restaurant by Flemish Foodie Olly Ceulenaere and Kelly Dehollander, welcomes us with a gastronomic five-course dinner with drinks pairing.
The evening will also see a lecture-performance by artist Nel Aerts, and a performance by artist Miet Warlop.
Reservations: €145 per person

For information and reservations:
By e-mail: kiosk@hogent.be or by calling Wim Waelput: +32 486 405 254.
Reservations per person or per table.
The definitive programme will be sent upon reservation.
Availability is limited.

This event coincides with the exhibitions by Miet Warlop and Nel Aerts at KIOSK. On Friday, January 29th, the gallery will exceptionally be open until 7pm.

KIOSK:
Louis Pasteurlaan 2, 9000 Ghent

Restaurant Publiek:
Ham 39, 9000 Ghent

06.12.15—15:00

Zachary Formwalt

After Talk with book presentation & screening
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Silk screen test for the cover of 'Three Exchanges' (ROMA 257)
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Zachary Formwalt, 'An Unknown Quantity', film still

Zachary Formwalt

At 3 pm, KIOSK presents the book Zachary Formwalt – Three Exchanges, in the presence of artist Zachary Formwalt; the book launch is followed by a screening of the artist’s most recent video, An Unknown Quantity (2015, 35’) in the KASKcinema.

The book was made on the occasion of Formwalt’s 2014 and 2015 solo shows at KIOSK, Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam (SMBA) and Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCAB) Belgrado, respectively. Both exhibitions revolved around the same theme and works: our contemporary global economy, as analyzed by Formwalt in three video installations in which he uses the stock exchange building as a metaphor for the impossibility of visualizing the continuously circulating flows of capital in the contemporary financial world.

Now, we present the third instalment of the video trilogy, which was not yet shown at KIOSK. In An Unknown Quantity, Formwalt aims his camera on the Amsterdam Exchange, built in 1903 by socialist architect H.P. Berlage. How was Berlage, famous for his social housing projects for Amsterdam labourers, able to reconcile his idealism with this commission to design the palace of capitalism?

In collaboration with KASKcinema.

The book Zachary Formwalt – Three Exchanges was published by Roma Publications (ROMA 257), in collaboration with Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam (SMBA), Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCAB) Belgrado and KIOSK.

After Talk with book presentation & screening