kunst in de stad

art in public space

6

artists

6

installations

6

months

ABOUT

The garden of Castle Geeraard the Duivelsteen is the setting for the first edition of Yart; contemporary installations in the (semi-) public space.
During six months this famous and notorious garden functions as a work- and exhibition platform for six selected young artists from home and abroad.

Every month another artist will use the garden and its ambivalent context to present a new work.

WITH SUPPORT FROM

LOCATION

Kasteel Geeraard de Duivelsteen
Geraard de Duivelstraat 1
9000 Gent, België

CONTACT

info@yart.be

THIEF IN THE NIGHT

Yart is an initiative of Thief In The Night, a collective that strives to create a variety of platforms in a surprising way for young artists.

CREDITS

Photography by Matthias Yzebaert
Scenography by Riemer Van Dalen
Artwork by Nina Swaans

PROGRAM — ARTISTS

15.01.16
Sil Krol
NL
15.02.16
Emma Pollet & Niko Himschoot
BE
15.03.16
Yves Obyn
BE
15.04.16
Fase
BE/NL
15.05.16
Almudena Lobera
ES
15.06.16
Elise Eeraerts
BE


15.07.16
F I N I S S A G E
16.07.16
F I N I S S A G E
17.07.16
F I N I S S A G E


Download the Yart 2016 brochure for more information on the 6 art installations

FINISSAGE

From the 15th until17th of July, Yart will be concluded with an exhibition of all the works in the historic crypt of the Devil. Therefore, this extraordinary location will be exceptionally open to the public.

FRIDAY 15th JULY

SPECIAL OPENING
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EXPO
8pm - 11pm

This festive opening will be closed by a one-off performance of a unique band in Ghent, which already raved in many caves and churches in addition to the well-known Trix and Handelsbeurs. From experimental darkness to blazing synths...we aren't giving away more...

Unique experience. Limited spots.
Confirm your presence here - now

SATURDAY 16th JULY
SUNDAY     17th JULY

EXPO
11am - 11pm

Come and visit the closing exhibition, an overview of all participating artists from Yart. Afterwards you can enjoy a drink at the historic garden of the Geeraard de Duivelsteen

      The work of visual artist Sil Krol consists of interventions in public space and site-specific installations. The sculptures, architectural interventions and actions emerge spontaneously in public places and due to their imagery and designed forms sometimes take official shapes which do despair the observer and authorities.

      Three main themes are reflected in his recent work; a number of works encourage experimental use of public space and present in this way an 'open stage', while other interventions embody the (abstract) functioning of power and control. A third main question is "whose is the public space and what is permissible and what is not?" Through subtle interventions these fundamental issues are put to the test.

      Emma Pollet and Niko Himschoot make a remarkable duo. As Emma studied visual arts, Niko is educated as film director.

      Emma’s work focuses on what circulates around and between things. What is the meaning of background, interspace, typographic white, ...? The idea that the white - or the nothing, as it is seen by many - is so much more than a space, yields infinite possibilities. The graphic and spatial installations, the white becomes an opening, a passage, a line, or a plane, and a spatial experience. This perspectival interventions often suggest a trompe-l'oeil from a certain point of view. As with the infinite horizon that, through the apparent touching of two planes, becomes something graspable and nearly tangible.

      Filmdirector Niko Himschoot studied at RITS in Brussels. This creative force contributed to the art project ISOS of Kris Verdonck. In the framework of Yart Emma and Niko their first exciting collaboration is initiated.

      The work of artist and designer Yves Obyn includes artistic in-situ installations and staging, scenery for film and theater and indoor objects in limited editions.

      Inspiration for the work comes mainly from popular culture, modern cinema and iconic events. The installations are cinematic and narrative, greatly anticipating the spectator, who is actively involved as a character in the story. The decors are built with a minimum of means capitalizing on the collective memory; scenes often placed in a different context with the same playfulness that we find in the early cinema; looking for ways to trick the viewer. Dancing between fiction and reality, authentic and bound to chance, entertaining but with a cautionary note. This also results in a series of functional and less functional objecs. The designs are a quest for universal images and shapes, that are rooted in our culture over the years and that are recognizable to everyone, but not necessarily correspond with reality, where the function is subordinate to the form.

      FASE is production platform composed by five young sculptors: Sven Boel, Maarten Serpentier, Thomas Lesaffre, Roeland van Trigt en Kasper De Vos. It was originated at the School of Arts KASK in 2011, as a location-based collective that would like to propel itself in a nomadic way.

      Marked by their partiality for monumental sculptures, they are always looking for new locations to place sculptures with different materials and techniques. The monumentality of the world and the inertia of the existence take centre stage in their work. Hereby the inherent static and unfunctional charactre of the classical sculptures takes on new meaning. Their work is a playful interaction between subject, location and audience, whereat the audience is often used to make the work functional.

      Almudena Lobera is a visual artist who, after her studies in Madrid and Berlin, currently is in residence at HISK in Ghent. Her recent work shows various alternative models which in addition to the visible also, and perhaps above all, show what is not and what are representations in themselves. Here she goes in search of the origin of an image, the different layers and how the work itself relates relative to the space and the viewer.

      Lobera’s artistic practice explores the ways in which we configure the visual experience and the different immaterial natures of the image at a sensitive and philosophical level; regarding the legacy of the past, considering the space and the viewer as activating elements, and altering the established logic of reading, perception a nd r epresentation.

      The totality of the works of Elise Eeraerts constitute a coherent whole through internal relationships and repetition. The system of processes she uses, consists of a duality of geometric ideas (shapes and plans) and physical objects that originate from these concepts. In the beginning, her system was only applied to two specific shapes. They generate new plans and shapes by the use of fragmentation and geometrical transformations, such as mirroring, rotation and scaling.

      Subsequentely by creating formal oppositions in scale, size, material, location and placement, she shapes a field in which precise possibilities of the physical object become substantial. On the one hand this implies infinite formality, on the other hand concrete objects and processes are extracted from this method. These processes and experiments making a work specific and 'existent', creates certain interpretations, expressive elements or even narratives within the work. It’s not her intention to point those out, but rather to look at the consequences of all t hese.