- The bar is open from 19:00
- Program starts at 20:00
- Entrance: Pay What You Can
After a series of dinners that design conversation events around collectivity in Brussels, Martina Petrović brings Where Do We Go From Here to Kunsthal Gent.
For this evening she invites Robert Monchen (In De Frigo, In De Ruimte, Biennale van Belgie, Pizza Gallery) to talk about his experiences of initiating and organising off-spaces in Ghent. A three-course meal will be served, each dish will unwind a layer of Robert’s art director trajectory. Together we will revisit the past projects, present ones and dream of future ones of collective organising.
The dinner table has its own politics, how one sets it influences the conversation around it. It can generate questions, introduce different ways of composing a menu, and question the tools we use. It can unveil the social structures that make the table possible, sometimes unexpected surprising flavours appear on one’s plate and many other delicious subjects can surface on it.
Through a format of dinner we will explore how different collectives operate, what are the politics behind the modes of being and working together, where are the difficulties and what are exciting new possibilities of working with different structures.
These encounters allow us to collect tools, inspiration and to learn from existing experience on how to collectivise. Further to question what are the challenges, where to search for help, or what is the strength of working in these alternative ways.
Registration is necessary.
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).