De Koer presents: residency programme '18-'19 in retrospect
Open meeting with the residents of De Koer + publication launch
Friday 31 January 2020, 20:00-22:00
Kunsthal Gent, cinema (entrance via backdoor Lange Steenstraat)
Leendert Van Accoleyen
Menzo Kircz & Leontien Allemeersch
Community of Listeners (Helena Lemonnier & Mohsen Mahjoobi)
De Koer welcomes you to Kunsthal Gent, where we look back on the past year together with the residents of De Koer. After a presentation of all projects, we will present the final publication with texts by Eva Pot. On request of the residents, she entered into discussions with them over the past few months and wrote an extensive report.
Organised in Kunsthal Gent by De Koer, in the context of Tot in de Stad!
About De Koer:
De Koer is a creation and meeting place in the middle of the Brugse Poort in Ghent. De Koer is working on a collectively supported redevelopment of 'de Meibloem', a 2000 square metre historical site, as a dynamic playing field for social and artistic projects and initiatives. De Koer organizes a.o. a collective building process, community oven, a context-aware residency programme, idiosyncratic film and music programming, collective actions and a capricious café run by volunteers.
Residency programme: De Koer makes time and space to shape its site from its current state in an inquisitive way. Is it possible to think and experiment with the socio-political meaning of a place like the Koer from the perspective of art? With the residency programme De Koer wants to experiment with the changing status and appearance of art practices. Following an open call, a jury selects 5 projects in which artists develop new work in relation to the historical, social and/or architectural significance of the place. The imagination is stimulated, the field is open, the game can be played.