smak the plinth

SMAK [Ghent, BE] + Biënnale van België gave any artist the opportunity to show their work temporarily on a plinth in the museum.

I decided to intervene on the plinth itself.

14|01|2022 around 15h50 I moved the plinth on it's side. A few minutes later it was back in it's original setup


By moving it on it'side. The white cube becomes a box.
The closed plinth looses it's function, becoming an open box in the white cube gallery.

19|12|2021 - 30|01|2022

text SMAK website

The Plinth is a monument to impermanence and serves as a platform on which the artist is temporarily given free rein.

 

The Plinth serves as a platform on which the artist is temporarily given free rein. The Plinth is an open invitation to show your artistic work in the museum.
The Plinth does not have a curator and is only subject to the temporary activator. To participate in this project, follow the steps below:

 

Bring your artwork with you

Place the work on the pedestal

Document the work

Add to CV

Leave no trace

 

The Plinth is both an opportunity and a practical response to the difficult process of achieving ‘recognition’ as an artist. It is important for an artist’s career to be exhibited in a museum. To support these careers, we want to give everyone the same chance. The plinth is yours.

Erik Haemers SMAK The plinth 03
Erik Haemers SMAK The plinth 02
Erik Haemers SMAK The plinth 01