- Program starts at 14:00
- Entrance: Pay What You Can
- language: English
This ‘Tot in de Stad!’ (‘See you in the city!’) gathering is an opportunity for reflection, presentation and participation, around artists who engage with local residents and their surroundings. In the afternoon, we will share various practices and in the evening we will watch a movie together.
Part I: conversation + video 'PLOT' — 14:00
We will start in the afternoon at 14.00 with a snack and a drink, after which Sophia Tabatadze will talk about her contribution to the book 'Tblisi, it's complicated'. This book brings together critical, artistic reflections on the recent urban and social changes in the Georgian capital Tbilisi.The book can be an alternative travel guide, to be used on the spot or read from a distance.
At 16:00, PILOOT will show the video of 'PLOT' (40', 2023), about an open-air opera on the Tondeliers site and the Rabot, and talk to several people who collaborated on the opera.PLOT was organised by Stijn Van Dorpe, Kelly Schacht, Filip Van Dingenen and Danielle van Zuijlen, in collaboration with pKp, Joris Blanckaert and many people and organisations from the neighbourhood.
Part II: Documentary 'Pirimze' — 20:00
Sophia Tabatadze shows her documentary 'Pirimze', about the building of the same name in the Georgian capital Tbilisi.While this imposing building was still a centre of prosperity in the 1980s, it fell into disrepair in the 1990s when the Soviet Union broke up and Georgia gained independence.Craftsmen who used to work in Pirimze moved to smaller workshops in the surrounding district.The film shows these workshops and their fascinating crafts.Tabatadze also moved to the renovated business centre Pirimze Plaza, which replaced Pirimze. Was this transformation really necessary? After the screening, we will discuss Tabatadze's film together.
‘Tot in de Stad!’ is a network of Ghent organisations working on projects in the city's public and semi-public spaces.Together they organise reflection, presentation and participation moments (WIP - work in progress), during which artists share their work and experiences.The meetings take place at a different partner each time. This edition was put together by the Stadsatelier by Kunstencentrum VIERNULVIER PILOOT and Kunsthal Gent. Partners in 2023: Manoeuvre, PILOOT, Jong Gewei, CAMPUSatelier, VIERNULVIER, de Koer, Kunsthal Gent, KASK & Conservatorium en LUCA School of Arts.
This autumn, we will present a programme around one or more artists, a collective or organisation for 10 weeks during the Friday Evenings. We offer local partners a platform. And we put artists with whom Kunsthal Gent currently collaborates in the spotlight. Every Friday evening is different: from performance, artist talk and book presentation to conversation, dinner or film screening.
Programme Friday Evenings
13.10.2023 — Rainald Goetz & Jean D.L.: ‘Gestoord’
Book launch by German cult writer Goetz, by Art Cinema OFFoff & Het Balanseer
20.10.2023 — An Autumn Night met Ben Thorp Brown
Artist talk on Cura’s Garden, Kunsthal Gent’s new garden
27.10.2023 — Anna Schlooz:Tafelen / Maagmoeder
Performance dinner sharing stories, rituals and pancakes
03.11.2023 — Engagement Shares: The Power Of Boundaries
How to deal with complex situations of transgressive behavior?
10.11.2023 — Een avond met De Verffabriek
Artist run space De Verffabriek invites you to Kunsthal Gent!
17.11.2023 — Meeting Grounds: Essay as Event
A gathering devised by Paul Bailey and the graphic design department at KASK
24.11.2023 — rokko: How To Create Free Space in an Unfree World?
Artistic attempt in literature and performance by queer feminist bookshop rokko
01.12.2023 — L. Puska: Living With
Performance and conversation: what does it mean to be the caretaker of an artwork?
08.12.2023 — Sophia Tabatadze: Pirimze
Documentaire en gesprek over gentrificatie in Tbilisi, i.s.m. Tot in de Stad!
Documentary and conversation on gentrification in Tbilisi, with Tot in de Stad!
15.12.2023 — How To Organize a Zine Fair
Les VoiZines looks at the past & future of Zine Happening