A blog of personal reflections, adventures both close to home and far away, political musings and commentary, and thoughts on negotiating life as a twenty-something, queer Mainer transplanted to New York City hoping to write, inspire, teach and change the world.

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Detail at S.M.A.K.

Detail at S.M.A.K.
Originally uploaded by killerfemme.
A visit to S.M.A.K. (Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst. Gent) proved a little disapointing and frustrating, with W. and A. informing me that many of the exhibitions had not changed since the last time they had been there several years ago and the focus being so much on really typical, if ai dare say, modern art. Personally the highlight was the Coming People exhibition, a show of student artwork picked from graduating students of Gent's art schools. My favorite was Frauke Plaetevoet, pictured here, whose drawings and installations created a kind of fantastic vision that was also grounded in the real and used bic pens, 3-D installations and drawing on the wall. It was engaging and imaginative and I loved it.


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