Sunday Janaury 31 marks the inauguration of the second presentation in Billboard Series, with a newly commissioned work of Dirk Zoete, entitled “Quatro Grãos”. Inside 019, Dirk Zoete will mount a one-day exhibition with some of the sculptural characters inhabiting his practice, as well as present his Billboard Series support edition “The Mexican”, commissioned by artlead.
In his search for bewilderment, Dirk Zoete (°1969, BE) creates small-scale models, showcasing new settings constructed out of everyday elements. These settings — and the pictures Zoete takes of them — are part of a circular creation process, in which every element leads to another — from model to photograph to drawing to model. Come discover the new world Dirk Zoete has created with a cardboard coffee cup, burned buns and some pins.
The presentation of the new billboard coincides with the presentation of another projects around 019.
The flag posts on the roof are adorned with Maarten Vanden Eynde’s “Europe: Mutatis Mutandis” (2006-2016), a series of new European flags researching a more realistic representation of Europe and questioning both the relevance of closed borders and the limits of continuous geographical expansion. It is a pro-European project, inviting people to think of the possibilities of Utopian Global Governance.
You are very welcome on the auguration of these artworks, and the presentation of Dirk Zoete’s support edition on January 31, 2016 at 14:00, on the parking lot next to 019.
Sunday 31.01.16, 14:00 – 18:00
On the parking next to 019
Dok Noord 5L
Billboard Series is an art in public space project at Dok Noord, presented as a sequence of site-specific art commissions occupying a 50 square meters billboard on the South façade of 019.
Each year, four artists are invited to create a work that considers the status of the image and fosters a productive dialogue with the surrounding neighbourhood and urban landscape.
Billboard Series is an initiative by artlead, 019 and All Things Contemporary, supported by Stad Gent, Provincie Oost-Vlaanderen and Vlaamse Gemeenschap.
“Europe: Mutatis Mutandis” is a part of SORRY, NOT SORRY, a street art track initiated by Circa Cultuurcentrum Gent, in cooperation with Topo Copy, Kapow & 019, comprising murals, graffiti, performances and art installations, using the city as bearer and crossbeam.
With the kind support of Stad Gent, Provincie Oost-Vlaanderen, Vlaamse Gemeenschap and vzw Stedelijke Musea Kortrijk.
Additional thanks to Megaton Prefab Systems.
PICTURES: MICHIEL DE CLEENE & KLAARTJE LESAGE