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Opening: 25.09.2020 – 20:00

25.09.2020—03.01.2021

Exhibition

Ritsart Gobyn:
Memories of Things to be Done

Ritsart Gobyn - Memories of things to be done
25 September 2020 - 3 January 2021 (extended)
Sat & Sun 11:00 - 18:00

Temporary exhibition Pavilion KHG#03
Opening weekend: 25 - 27 september
Symposium & book presentation: Friday 27 November (canceled)

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At first sight, Ritsart Gobyn's paintings appear to be a random collection of traces of a creative process. Paint splashes, smudges, wood remnants, pieces of tape or shreds of paper cover unprimed pieces of linen. All around there are pieces of wood that function as a kind of frame. It gives the work the status of a painting and suggests that it is a finished product. However, the perception tilts when it turns out that the tape or the paper shreds are painted trompe l'oeils. Ritsart Gobyn uses the trompe l'oeil as an image strategy to make the viewer aware of the creation process through the illusion of the result. In this way, the trompe l'oeil becomes a searchlight in the artistic process itself, instead of a matter of deception of sight and effect, and questions the 'status' of the painting as an image and as an object.

In this exhibition Ritsart Gobyn places his paintings in a spatial installation: the illusion in the works themselves is extended to the space in which they are presented.

Memories of things to be done is the second solo exhibition (after Sanam Khatibi’s Cruelest of the Seas) in and around the new pavilion KHG#3 on top of the cinema, accessible via a walkway across the hall church. Simultanousely, a new exhibition by Martin Belou (FR) opens in the hall church.

Symposium and book presentation (cancelled)

As part of Gobyn's doctoral research 'From deception to insight', on the limits and possibilities of the trompe l'oeil as a critical image strategy (LUCA School of Arts), a symposium will be held at Kunsthal Ghent on Friday 27 November. The symposium focuses on works of art and artistic practices that stage their own creative process. Subsequently, in the evening Gobyn's new book will be presented, made in collaboration with and published by Posture Editions.

This new book is now available at Kunsthal Gent.

Ritsart Gobyn:
Memories of Things to be Done

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