S.M.A.K. Ghent

S.M.A.K. Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst | Jan Hoetplein 1
B-9000 Ghent

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press release

The exhibition in the S.M.A.K. originates in an ambitious plan of Michel François (° 1956 Sint-Truiden, BE), along the lines of his project “Faux Jumeaux” (“False Twins”), shown at S.M.A.K. between 18.10.2008 and 03.01.2010.

For the past 25 years he has been developing an artistic concept in the form of a ‘rhizome’. His installations are assemblages of elements from diverse technical and conceptual layers of meaning. These assembled works were presented in various exhibitions such as the Biennale of Sao Paulo in 1994, the Documenta in 1992 or in the Centre Georges Pompidou in 2002. He shows photographic work as well as videos and sculptural work, relating all this to heterogeneous material.

The exhibition can be looked upon as a complex of scenes that is being brought up to date and renewed. On the occasion of this exhibition with a retro-and pro-spective character, a catalogue will be compiled.

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Michel François
Plans d´évasion
Kuratoren: Philippe Van Cauteren & Guillaume Désanges