Students from Curatorial Studies at KASK present:
Make the rich pay for COVID-19* - Colectivo Los Ingrávidos (Mexico)
Screening programme parallel to the online exhibition From Scratch to Scratch
6 - 28 June 2020
Saturdays + Sundays 11:00 - 18:00
@Kunsthal Gent Cinema
Parallel to the online exhibition From Scratch to Scratch - www.fromscratchtoscratch.be, a screening programme focused on the Mexican artists-collective Colectivo Los Ingrávidos will take place at the Kunsthal Gent cinema space.
While the works in the online exhibition question the writing of art history, these films in the parallel programme dismantle the established audiovisual discourse by experimenting with found footage and documentary practices.
The programme will focus on four different films, depicting images of Pre-Columbian mythology and landscapes intertwined with archive footage of worker’s movements, civil resistance and women’s struggles in patriarchal Mexico. The superimposition of different mediums, techniques and voices in Los Ingravidos' work suggests the invocation of a collective Latin-American memory, floating over neo-liberalist societies settled on colonialism and domination. Los Ingrávidos means “the weightless ones”, they lift mundane images into films of resistance.
Presented over four weekends, looping at Kunsthal Gents’ cinema.
Soldadera / Percusión Visual (2013 / 35mm / color-b&w / sound / 1S / 5' 50)
The Sun Quartet Part 1: Sunstone (2017 / 16mm / color / silent / 1S / 8' 24)
Coyolxauhqui (2017 / 16mm / color / sound / 1S / 9' 46)
Altares / Shrines (2019 / 16mm / color / sound / 1S / 3' 28)
* The sentence "Make the rich pay for COVID-19" is used in the video 'Class Struggle', of one of the collective’s most instinctive works, produced and released in April 2020 as a response to the coronavirus pandemic.
From Scratch to Scratch was originally to take place in Kunsthal Gent's Old House and in the Zwarte Zaal at KASK. Due to the current circumstances the exhibition was adapted to take place online; only this parallel screening takes place in the Kunsthal Gent cinema. The screening programme is curated by Sofia Lemos Marques.
ALSO VISIT >> www.fromscratchtoscratch.be, the online exhibition this screening programme is part of and runs parallel to
More information on the online exhibition www.fromscratchtoscratch.be:
Taking the recently restored Ghent Altarpiece (Jan van Eyck, The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb,1432) as a starting point, this online exhibition brings together contemporary artists that question the social, cultural and artistic order as defined by the Western concept of the masterpiece. “Scratching” implies the removal of something, and in doing so revealing something or leaving behind traces. From Scratch to Scratch unravels new layers of meaning and intertwines counternarratives to the writing of art history.
The selected artworks form three groups, three circles that will be successively activated:
28th of May 2020 – Re-Setting the Space with Lito Kattou, Gaëlle Leenhardt & Damien Le Dévédec, Robin Lopvet & Sam Racheboeuf, and Elena Subach.
4th of June 2020 – Hiding and Revealing
with Milena Desse, Zuzanna Seweryna Dolega, Paul Jacques Yves Guilbert and Nikolay Karabinovych
11th of June 2020 – Taking Action
with Jonathas de Andrade, Katya Ev, Esmeralda Kosmatopoulos and Zinaïda Tchelidze
These parallel lines of inquiry refer to the steps of restoration: analysis, documentation, and response. Each group adds multiple levels of interpretation on a broad cross-section of themes, including cultural heritage, identity construction, power relationships, and the landscape ideal.
In the context of the cultural programme OMG Van Eyck was here students from KASK Curatorial Studies question the relationship between heritage and tourism, and the resulting economic impact. Can we rethink established models and reinvent new modes of artistic representation and cultural production? And how?
Curated by: Camille Bladt, Patricia Couvet, Sofia Lemos Marques, Koi Persyn, Zuzanna Rachowska, Yanis Stefanos, Ella Strowel and Vincent van Laeken.
Graphic Design: Timon Bloemen and Leroy Meyer
Web Design: Siebe Le Duc
Partners: Curatorial Studies at KASK, KASK & CONSERVATORIUM School of Arts Gent, HOGENT, Kunsthal Gent, Visit Gent