The series of Friday evenings opens with a triple-bill film evening with the building in which we find ourselves as the common thread. At the end of 2018, even before Kunsthal Gent officially opened, we already showed these films once. At that time, Eredeken Roger Van Bockstaele (Dekenij Patershol) himself was present as a speaker, this time we show an excerpt from a video about the building, which Kunsthal Gent made with him. Also, a short dance film by Jan Vromman, with choreography by Alain Platel. The feature film is the horror film "Malpertuis" (1971). It stars Orson Welles and ... the stairs of our building!
• Excerpt from the tour of Roger Van Bockstaele (eredeken, Dekenij Patershol) (3 min) in the stairwell of Kunsthal Gent, recorded in 2021.
• The short dance film "GHENT, 10 JUNE 1989, FOR GERALDINE NEREA" (5 min) by Jan Vromman, shot in the Great Church before the renovation of the Carmelite monastery. A choreography by Alain Platel, including a young Johan Grimonprez.
• The Flemish feature film Malpertuis (1971, 119 min) by Harry Kümel, in which - besides Orson Welles - the monumental 18th-century wooden staircase of the Carmelite convent plays an important role. The film was shot in the Patershol, among other places, and plays in a gigantic house with an endless maze of corridors, floors and rooms, including a tower that reaches to the sky and deep underground.
Every Friday evening for 9 weeks, Kunsthal Gent will host a program centered around one or more artists, a collective or organization. From an artist talk, debate or book presentation to a performance, documentary or film evening.
The events are partly related to Kunsthal Gent's artistic program and have grown out of the courses of artists with whom we currently collaborate, such as the evenings with Eleni Kamma (in collaboration with Hans Bryssinck and KASK Performance students), Dieter Durinck and Ben Benaouisse.
However, much of Vrijdagavonden's program comes about in dialogue and collaboration with local partners and artists. For this series we collaborated with, among others, Lochness, School of Love, Martina Petrović & Robert Monchen (In de Ruimte) Filip Van Dingenen and Hélène Meyer (Piloot).
17.03 — Ghosts of the Monastery
Film evening about the carmelite monastery.
24.03 — De Nieuwe Organisatie
Ben Benaouisse looks back after four months at Kunsthal Gent.
31.03 — Deep Hanging Out
A pot-luck evening with School of Love: reflecting together on non-romantic love.
07.04 — Nessy Xtreme
Lochness transforms Kunsthal Gent's old chapel into a modular platform. Break a leg!
14.04 — Where Do We Go From Here
A public three-course dinner in which Martina Petroviç talks to Robert Monchen (In De Ruimte) about his experience with off-spaces.
21.04 — Casting Call: Introducing Meta-Pierke
Together with KASK performance students, Eleni Kamma presents a new video. A costume by Jivan Van der Ende.
28.04 — White Balls on Walls
Being more inclusive? More difficult than expected! A documentary by Sarah Vos, i.c.w. the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam.
05.05 — Travelogue of De Lieve
Video by Filip Van Dingenen and Hélène Meyer about a parade of troubadours along De Lieve. With debriefing.
12.05 — Boekpresentatie 'Bootleg Paintings'
Posture Editions presents Dieter Durinck's new book.