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.