S.M.A.K.
Museum / Ghent Belgium

Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst / S.M.A.K. Society for the Museum of Contemporary Art was established in 1975. It was then the first Belgian museum devoted to contemporary art. Initially birthed within the Museum of Fine Art at Ghent, it was 20 years later the new entity was given it’s own building facing its parent.

Dynamic and unconventional, its permanent collection of first-rate Belgian and international works is presented in constant interaction with original and often provocative exhibitions. Keeping a finger on the pulse. But sometimes on the sore points too. You can gently recover from all these impressions in the adjacent Citadel Park.

The financial resources come from the members and the sale of print folios. Since its foundation, the ‘Society’ has enthusiastically organized numerous debates and talks to keep the public informed of recent trends, attitudes and opinions. Its artistic excursions expand horizons and concise publications enable ongoing reflection.

S.M.A.K.
Museum / Ghent Belgium

Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst / S.M.A.K. Society for the Museum of Contemporary Art was established in 1975. It was then the first Belgian museum devoted to contemporary art. Initially birthed within the Museum of Fine Art at Ghent, it was 20 years later the new entity was given it’s own building facing its parent.

Dynamic and unconventional, its permanent collection of first-rate Belgian and international works is presented in constant interaction with original and often provocative exhibitions. Keeping a finger on the pulse. But sometimes on the sore points too. You can gently recover from all these impressions in the adjacent Citadel Park.

The financial resources come from the members and the sale of print folios. Since its foundation, the ‘Society’ has enthusiastically organized numerous debates and talks to keep the public informed of recent trends, attitudes and opinions. Its artistic excursions expand horizons and concise publications enable ongoing reflection.

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    Publication
    Beam Editions
    International
    In 1978 Grey Crawford created a body of colour photographic work that was so radical in its aesthetic and technique that few people to this day understand how it was made. Chroma documents late 70s Los Angeles in a period of radical urban transformation. Scenes of vernacular architecture, demolition sites and everyday places are contrasted with graphic forms that float on the surface and sit within the image. (more…)
  • Lukasz Palka: Tokyo Unseen
    Publication
    teNeues
    International
    After the successful parts of the Unseen series about New York, London and Berlin, Tokyo Unseen is another authentic approach to one of the largest and most fascinating metropolises of our civilisation. The impressive illustrated book presents the city of contrasts in a fascinating honesty that only an inhabitant of this city of millions can portray in such a direct way. (more…)