• Ayse Erkmen, 2015-2016
  • Ann Veronica Janssens, HEM 600, 2015-2016
Contemporary Exchange

Ayşe Erkmen & Ann Veronica Janssens



31 10 '15 > 14 02 '16

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B-9000 Gent

Opening hours

10:00>18:00 (last admission 17:45)

02 11 '15 ; 24 & 25 & 28 & 31 12 '15 & 01 01 '16


T 09 240 76 01

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Adults: 8€
Seniors >65: 6€ 
Groups (min. 15 people): 6€
Gentenaars (ID required): 6€
Teachers: 6€
Youth, students  18>25: 2€
Children <18: free
Disabled: free
Group supervisor: free
Friends of the  S.M.A.K.: free
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Gentenaars on sunday 10:00>13:00 (ID required): free

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S.M.A.K., Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Turkey

Curator: Philippe Van Cauteren

Ayşe Erkmen and Ann Veronica Janssens, two leading international artists, are commissioned by the city of Ghent to create a work of art for the public space in the historic center. By the end of 2015, each of them will install a vertical sculpture from 17 to 21 meter high on the Korenmarkt. Both artistic projects will be integrated into the redevelopment of the square by the architects Robbrecht & Daem and Marie-Josée van Hee.

The artistic practice by the Turkish-German artist Ayşe Erkmen is characterized by a profound interest in the historical and social context in which a work of art originates. Usually her interventions respond to the existing social situations or architectural conditions and bring facts and structures to the surface that normally remain hidden under the dense complex of the environment. 

Belgian artist Ann Veronica Janssens (1956, Folkestone) focuses on the sensory experience and the particular moment in which the body meets the space. She experiments with the elusive and brings in light, color and sound to investigate the perception of space and movement. Visitors are invited to take part in her installations while their senses are activated to experience the immaterial.

On the first floor of the S.M.A.K., Ann Veronica Janssens and Ayşe Erkmen each present a new, room-filling installation and combine these with additional works.

Documentation and plans about their projects for the Korenmarkt will be on view in separate cabinets. With this exhibition aims S.M.A.K. to situate the commissions for the Korenmarkt within the broader, richer context of the oeuvre of both artists and to support the choice of the city for high quality art in the public space.