#89: Build-in impurity within the organisation.|#119: Be a space of production.|#55: Keep basic human needs on the forefront.|#26: More artists, less borders.|#29: We make the program for the artist that we exhibit.|#60: Look after all tools. The moment it looks like things are missing it means that things are missing.|#54: What about disabled artists?|#14: Can you also remain a toddler institution?|#94: No objections? Just do it.|#98: The success of it will not lie in the result but in the process.|#35: The artist fee should be good.|#62: Be kind. Full dishwasher: empty it.|#34: We pay artists.|#20: Are exhibitions the most suitable form for the art that we present?|#68: Once in a while we need to get out of utopia and get something done.|#82: Clean and sterile looks professional, but really boring.|#141: Start a Publication Studio at Kunsthal Gent in the nearby future.|#28: Make Contracts.|#6: Demand that visitors are active.|#124: Do less, do it better.|#87: Always keep in mind there is something really special about being in a room that is 19 meters tall.|#88: Changing internships, artists, curators,... are important propositions to keep a fresh set of eyes.|#36: We support production separately.|#120: The new type of art institute cannot merely be an art museum as it has been until now, but no museum at all. The new type will be more like a power station, a producer of new energy.|#64: Arrange a distribution of forces.|#89: Build-in impurity within the organisation.|#119: Be a space of production.|#55: Keep basic human needs on the forefront.|#26: More artists, less borders.|#29: We make the program for the artist that we exhibit.|#60: Look after all tools. The moment it looks like things are missing it means that things are missing.|#54: What about disabled artists?|#14: Can you also remain a toddler institution?|#94: No objections? Just do it.|#98: The success of it will not lie in the result but in the process.|#35: The artist fee should be good.|#62: Be kind. Full dishwasher: empty it.|#34: We pay artists.|#20: Are exhibitions the most suitable form for the art that we present?|#68: Once in a while we need to get out of utopia and get something done.|#82: Clean and sterile looks professional, but really boring.|#141: Start a Publication Studio at Kunsthal Gent in the nearby future.|#28: Make Contracts.|#6: Demand that visitors are active.|#124: Do less, do it better.|#87: Always keep in mind there is something really special about being in a room that is 19 meters tall.|#88: Changing internships, artists, curators,... are important propositions to keep a fresh set of eyes.|#36: We support production separately.|#120: The new type of art institute cannot merely be an art museum as it has been until now, but no museum at all. The new type will be more like a power station, a producer of new energy.|#64: Arrange a distribution of forces.|
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Opening: 07.02.2020 – 20:00

08.02—22.03.2020

Exhibition

Nikolaas Demoen:
Papers, Books and Bolero

Nikolaas Demoen - 'Papers, Books and Bolero'
Cinema Kunsthal Gent
08/02 - 22/03/2020, sat/sun 11:00-18:00

The film 'Papers, Books and Bolero' is a dialogue between French philosophers, fictionalized in cardboard, and found images in books and miscellaneous documents; it suggests in fact a possible relation between the different images. The film features on the one hand works belonging to the history of art (Tiepolo, Palladio,...) and on the other hand images from glossy magazines (Purple Fashion, Vogue). Both very different sources are linked through sculptural artefacts made from cardboard and clay.
On the rhythm of Maurice Ravel’s Bolero, one by one the papers and books appear, gradually intoxicating the audience’s senses.

Papers, Books and Bolero, 2020, 16 x 9, 7:02 min.
in collaboration with Christophe Albertijn
Music: Maurice Ravel, Bolero, conducted by Lorin Maazel

Nikolaas Demoen is a visual artist and publisher, based in Ghent, Belgium. In his work he explores the relationship between modern culture and the tradition of beauty in the arts, and how the individual human being is constantly crossing these artificial borders.

Nikolaas Demoen:
Papers, Books and Bolero

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