Opening: 17.07.2020 – 20:00
587 PARTICIPANTS IN ZOMERSALON 2020 In June, together with De Gentse Cultuurzomer and more than 50 cultural partners, Kunsthal Gent launched a call to take part in the first Summer Salon. There was a massive response 587 candidates also met the conditions. Those who live in Ghent and/or have a studio, followed an art study there or were able to present a clear artistic link with the city, could submit a recent work within set dimensions.
Ghent clearly has fertile ground for visual art. International art festivals and major exhibitions in the city's museums have put Ghent on the map since the 1980s. With various art schools, galleries and small organisations, the city also holds a strong attraction for young artists at the beginning of their careers. And in addition to this professional field, the large number of entries show that many others are involved with art.
The Summer Salon 2020 offers the opportunity to see this vast cross-section all its diversity. Paintings, prints, sculptures, photography and textile works, as well as a happening and offered services all together make up a well-filled exhibition in the style of the former Paris Salons. Moreover, all the work is for sale!
BUY LOCAL: SUPPORT AN ARTIST, BUY AN ARTWORK
Zomersalon 2020 offers the unique opportunity to support an artist directly by buying a work. For many artists, the corona crisis meant postponement and cancellation of exhibitions, and thus the loss of much-needed income.
Therefore, the entire exhibition is for sale. You will find works ranging from 55 to 11,200 euros, from very small up to a maximum of 1.5 x 1.5 m. Kunsthal Gent puts interested buyers in direct contact with the artist.
ALSO ONLINE ON DE GENTSE CULTUURZOMER
On 17 July, in collaboration with Croxhapox and Kunsthal Gent, De Gentse Cultuurzomer (Ghent Summer of Culture) will launch an online platform on which all the works from the Summer Salon can be found. Anyone interested will also be able to buy an artwork from the Summer Salon here.
The Summer Salon is a nod to the former 'Kunstsalon' during the Gentse Feesten: a competition for artists from Ghent that took place every two years from 1995 to 2011 in the Sint Pietersabdij (Saint Peter's Abbey), organised by the City of Ghent.
These partners are supporting Zomersalon 2020: 019, Art Cinema OFFoff, Barbé-Urbain Gallery, Bebe Books, BLANCO, BOEKS, Campo, Cecilia Jaime Gallery, Convent, Cultuur Gent, Curatorial Studies at KASK, Croxhapox, Cultuurloket, De Curieuze Collectie, Dekenij Patershol, David vzw, De Centrale, De Gentse Cultuurzomer, De Koer, Emergent, Engagement Gent, Experimental Intermedia, Tatjana Pieters, Gents Kunstenoverleg, Gouvernement, Het Balanseer, HISK, In De Ruimte, KASK & Conservatorium / HOGENT, KIOSK, Kolder, Kristof De Clercq Gallery, Kunst in Huis, Les Voizines, LUCA School of Arts - Campus Gent, Lysterinck, Manoeuvre, mentormentor, Museum Dr. Guislain, NADAR, Nein, NOGallery, NUCLEO, P/ROPS, PostX, Posture Editions, Re-Mains, Roger Raveel Museum, Rufus Gallery, S.M.A.K., Stad Gent, Subbacultcha, Twee-eiige Drieling, VOEM, Vooruit, Yart, Zebrastraat, ...