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Opening: 21.05.2021 – 20:00

21.05—13.06.2021

Exhibition

BEN THORP BROWN:
THE ARCADIA CENTER #1

Kunsthal Gent presents a film and installation from Ben Thorp Brown's Arcadia Center in the Pavilion, as a prologue to an addition to the Endless Exhibition in the spring of 2022.

The Arcadia Center is an organization that has emerged with a mission to help people practice and further develop their empathic capacity with each other and the natural world. Visitors to The Arcadia Center are invited to immerse themselves in this parallel world, a sanctuary for these dark times.

The Arcadia Center’s first chapter was presented through a series of exhibitions hosted across three museums in the summer/fall of 2019 at the Jeu de Paume, CAPC Bordeaux, and Museo Amparo. Inspired by ideas ranging from modernist architecture, roman mythology, and world-building practices found in science fiction, the Arcadia Center project is staged through film, sculpture, furniture, and sound installation.

The work of Ben Thorp Brown (1983, US) considers the effects of ongoing economic, environmental, and technological change. Working with video, sculpture, and installation, his projects are often developed in dialogue with specific architectural sites and landscapes, which become settings for a fictive world.

BEN THORP BROWN:
THE ARCADIA CENTER #1

MDC KH BTP 006 LR

EXHIBITION VIEWS
MDC KH BTP 001 LR
MDC KH BTP 002 LR
MDC KH BTP 003 LR
MDC KH BTP 004 LR
MDC KH BTP 005 LR
MDC KH BTP 006 LR
MDC KH BTP 007 LR