20/06 – 28/06 at Komplot Opening 20/06 at 19.00 295 Avenue Van Volxemlaan B-1190 Brussels
25/06 – 29/06 at KASK Opening 25/06 at 19.00 2 Jozef Kluyskensstraat 9000 Ghent
with : Margherita Raso, Celine Drouin Laroche, Mo Franken, Astrid Bossuyt, KubistaBolve, Wera Imie Nazwisko, Amine El Gotaibi, Sven Dehens, Thomas GrØdal, Freddy K, Augustas Serapinas
curated by : Tebeac (curatorial students, KASK, Ghent)
tutor : Pieternel Vermoortel
The Collective Gardens project started in October 2013. Or wait, it started way earlier on. It probably existed already way before you can imagine. Collective Gardens serves as a steppingstone for Hito Steyerl’s volatile reflection on occupation. This concept defines a curatorial position: a stranglehold, a creative impulse, a liberation of the concept itself, a provocation in need for a counter-action, an unanswerable question, an incentive for re- articulation, say what?!!! Imagine a constellation of possible spaces, entangled processes, flourishing relationships, moving subjects and objects, circulating ideas, intersecting time frames…
Besides inhabiting several locations, the exhibition assumes different forms and manifestations; Standing in the middle of the garden, turning 360° at KOMPLOT, Drowning in the garden, looking for a thrill at KASK, and Untitled: Gardening in Progressa publication stretched out over a period of nine days.
The first garden asks for a traditional environment and needs to be maintained regularly, the second grows wild and exists only for a certain amount of time. Both of them are part of the third garden, which presents our collective of gardens as described and defined in botanical & gardening books. Placing the idea of Collective Gardens in an academic and educational context or a ‘white cube environment’ is as jolly and curious as planting a coconut tree in a winter garden. Just imagine how it could grow!
Press article in Metropolis M : http://metropolism.com/features/school-of-arts-gent/