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Exhibition Histories Talks: Bart De Baere

16 mar 2017
Public talk
Whitechapel Gallery, London.

We are pleased to announce the thirteenth in our series of talks analysing and contextualising exhibitions through the personal accounts of the curators responsible, co-organised with Whitechapel Gallery, London.

On Thursday 16 March, director of M HKA, Antwerp, Bart De Baere will be in conversation with curator and writer Charles Esche discussing ‘This is the show and the show is many things’, an exhibition that took place at S.M.A.K, Ghent in 1994, alongside related events. Variously described as a ‘fun palace’, a ‘warehouse’ and a ‘wasteland’, this quasi-mythical exhibition brought to the fore a new wave of artists and an innovative format, incorporating dance to debates; opening up the space of process, relational capacity and whimsy.

Installation view showing work by Anne Decock. ‘This is the show and the show is many things’, S.M.A.K., Ghent 1994. Courtesy S.M.A.K., Ghent.

Exhibition Histories Talks: Bart De Baere
Thursday 16 March 2017, 19:00–20:30

Creative Studio
Whitechapel Gallery
77-82 Whitechapel High Street
E1 7QX

Tickets: £9.50 (Concessions £7.50). To purchase tickets visit the Whitechapel Gallery website.

This event is a collaboration with Whitechapel Gallery, London and part of the Exhibition Histories research and publication project, developed by Afterall and published in association with the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College.

The Exhibition Histories series is distributed by Koenig Books, London.

This event has now taken place, video documentation can be found on our Online page here.