The garden of Castle Geeraard the Duivelsteen is the setting for the 5th 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.
Kasteel Geeraard de Duivelsteen
Geraard de Duivelstraat 1
9000 Gent, België
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.
Bert Villa (°1991 BE) is a Ghent-based phenomenological architect who focuses on the archetypes and stereotypical commodities of the human environment. In his own work, Bert plays with the instinctive omission of so-called facts and supposed truths, in order to make a way for an alternative reality; not rarely on the border between technological progress and approved folk wisdom. Time and distance, the journey of objects and materials, the connection with place and its meaning take an important role in his work.www.villa.works
Linde Dumolein (°1995 BE) builds an artistic practice with very personal plastic skills: perishable sculptures, researching fungi, textures, the use of building materials, utensils and food ingredients. The different materials are used from the beginning in the creation of three-dimensional sculptures, performances and video works, always with a precise focus on the installation whole. Her works often include repetitions and rehearsals and are at times humorous. They are an expression of a moment in which the caring construction can easily be exchanged for decay. She's not afraid to let work live and plays with it.lindedumolein.wixsite.com
Leon de Bruijne (°1992 NL) is an Amsterdam based artist who makes kinetic installations and performances. By using mechanics ordinary objects are set in motion creating strange and absurd situations. The works present a playful encounter with daily life. Yet easy to comprehend, the installations’ second layer ask for further investigation. His machines vary from being very explosive and destructive to being rather repetitive to ones that seem to run patiently into eternity. As an effect ‘time’ has automatically become an important theme, next to erosion, slapstick and absurdism. In the framework of Yart de Bruijne joined forces with van Doorn - with whom he previously realized the "Christmastree canon".
Designer Willem van Doorn (°1987 NL) is also interested in direct, playfull, spatial equipment, which arises site specific while building and testing. The starting point of his design practice is the sensory experience.
Hilde Onis (°1994 NL) works along the fields of sculpture, installation and performance. Hilde’s work often involves speculating about alternative possibilities for objects that usually share their being with an attached and fixed meaning. This imposed meaning potential is questioned by exposing human-object relationships, material (dis)comfort, language play and by the composition of comprehensive installations showing several possibilities.www.hildeonis.com
Wessel Verrijt (°1992 NL) graduated with the “Optocht Der Autonomen” in Fine Arts at St.Joost in ‘s-Hertogenbosch. Like a funfair, he travels from place to place with his provisional works. The traveling between the different locations ad the process of dismantling is a ritual component of a larger narrative. Every new location is a phase where he discovers new materials, makes installations and performances with a film as a final project.wesselverrijt.com
Neel De Bruycker (°1992 BE) his visual works often stems from the misconception or loss of function of familiar, everyday forms, views or ideas. Although this comes with some humor, he’s also trying to grasp the beauty of wiping out the utility of an object. In doing this, he’s searching to deal in an esthetic way with shape and material. Probably this goes beyond the installation, and also arises from his search of a compositional tension in his two-dimensional work in a classical way.www.neeldebruycker.com
Every month one of these artists will use the garden and its ambivalent context to present a work.
Yart will be concluded with an exhibition of all the 6 works in the historic crypt of the castle Geeraard de Duivelsteen. Therefore, this extraordinary location will be exceptionally open to the public.