December 2, 2009 - S.M.A.K. - GAGARIN the Artists in their Own Words
December 2, 2009

GAGARIN the Artists in their Own Words

Helen Mirra, Birdhouse, 2009, Bass drum, roof tile, washi. 59x79x41cm. Courtesy Taka Ishii, Tokyo.

GAGARIN the Artists in their Own Words
The first Decade

December 4, 2009 – March 14, 2010

Opening: December 3, 2009, 8pm
Citadelpark – 9000 Gent

www.gagarin.be

GAGARIN is pleased to announce that the Museum of Contemporary Art S.M.A.K in Ghent (B) opens a comprehensive exhibition, entirely dedicated to the first international artist’s texts magazine GAGARIN the Artists in their Own Words. This unique exhibit will bring together the entire GAGARIN oeuvre with a selection of works by the same artists from the museum collection and special loans.

GAGARIN the Artists in their Own Words, The first Decade, includes contributions by Juan Muñoz, Maria Serebriakova, Guy Rombouts, Marlene Dumas, Stephan Balkenhol, Manfredu Schu, Bili Bidjocka, Li Yongbin, Joe Scanlan, Miroslaw Balka, Sila Blume, Wim Delvoye, Henk Visch, Willem Boshoff, Giuseppe Penone, Bhupen Khakar, Stan Douglas, Tsuyoshi Ozawa, Anri Sala, Michel François, Willem Oorebeek, Simon Patterson, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Fiona Tan, Raoul De Keyser, Andy Leleisi’oau, Luchezar Boyadjiev, Anette Messager, Bernd Lohaus, Marie José Burki, Tariq Alvi, Patrick Van Caeckenbergh, Sophie Calle, Berend Strik, Liam Gillick, Jürgen Partenheimer, Trinh T. Minh-Ha, Lefevre Jean Claude, Kurasi Kusolwong, Patrick Corillon, Christoph Fink, Mark Manders, Ken Lum, Nedko Solakov, Ayşe Erkmen, Olaf Probst, Kirsten Pieroth, Frédéric Bruly Bouabré, Jimmie Durham, Anne Daems, Paolo Canevari, Eija Liisa Ahtila, Jonathan Monk, Bodys Isek Kingelez, Ernst Caramelle, Nina Papaonstantinou, Pieter Laurens Mol, Orla Barry, Panamarenko, Joseph Grigely, Guillaume Bijl, Roman Ondák, Tomas Schmit, Lois Weinberger, Gabriel Kuri, Peter Downsbrough, Honoré d’O, Antoli Osmolovski, Agnese Bule, Liang Yue, Vito Acconci, Yoëlle Tuerlinckx, John Körmeling, Maurizio Nannucci, Sergei Bratkov, Mark Lewis, Lawrence Weiner, Minerva Cuevas, David Shrigley, Boris Achour, Joost Conijn, Zineb Sedira, Rosemarie Castoro, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven, Peter Regli, Lida Abdul, Marcel Odenbach, Loulou Cherinet, Jennifer Tee, Hans Op de Beeck, Alfredo Jaar, Thomas Hirschhorn, Capitaine Longchamp, Santiago Sierra, Ilona Ruegg, Suchan Kinoshita, Nico Dockx, Artur Barrio, Thomas Huber, Kader Attia, Bernard Villers, Carla Zaccagnini , Olivier Foulon, Elina Saloranta, Matt Mullican, Agnès Geoffray, John Baldessari, Philippe Van Snick, Paola Pivi, Qiu Zhijie, Richard Serra, Sislej Xhafa, Dora Garcia, Nathalie Djurberg, Ria Pacquée, Krist Gruijthuijsen, Douglas Park, Cerith Wyn Evans, Fernanda Gomes, Adrian Paci, Job Koelewijn, Erwin Wurm, Marilou van Lierop, Paul McCarthy, Ugo Rondinone, Aleksandra Mir, Lee Bul, Philip Metten, Afif Saâdane, Adam Chodzko, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Peter Friedl, Dahn Vo, Philippe Parreno, Annabel Daou, Ghada Amer, Runa Islam, Edith Dekyndt, Kati Heck, Michael Curran, Harmony Korine, Ed Ruscha, IngridMwangiRobertHutter, Petrit Halilaj, Paul Chan, Ermias Kifleyesus, Pierre Bismuth, Danny Devos, David Maroto, Helen Mirra, Jota Castro, Jill Magid, Jonas Mekas, Allora & Calzadilla, Michaël Borremans, Olaf Nicolai, Falke Pisano…

Please note that on January 9th , the Museum of Contemporary Art S.M.A.K. will also organize a special GAGARIN night with a/o readings by GAGARIN artists, a performance of his Voodoo-Faust (Crash Opera) by Manfredu Schu and a panel discussion with Simon Deakin, University of Leeds (UK), who is actually writing a PhD on GAGARIN, dr. J.D. Asja Szafraniec, author of the book ‘Beckett, Derrida and the Event of Literature, Olaf Nicolai, artist, and Dr Jonathan Lehay Dronsfield, Reader in Theory & Philisophy of Art at the University of Reading (UK).

www.gagarin.be

GAGA vzw
Wilfried Huet
Oosterweelsteenweg 3 – 2030 Antwerp – Belgium
T +32 (0)3 213 00 13 – F +32(0)3 213 00 14
www.gagarin.be gagarin@skynet.be

S.M.A.K.
Museum of Contemporary Art
Citadelpark – 9000 Ghent – Belgium
daily 10am – 6pm
closed Mondays – December 24, 25, 31, 2009 – January 1, 2010
T +32 (0)9 240 76 01 – F +32 (0)9 221 71 09
www.smak.be museum.smak@gent.be

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