Remember « This is the show… », talk with Bart De Baere @ Whitechapel, London

This is the book of the show

This is the book of the show and the show is many things

Conversation ce soir à la Whitechapel à Londres entre Bart De Baere et Charles Esche, à propos de l’exposition « This is the show and the show is many things » (curator Bart De Baere), au SMAK à Gand en 1994. Une exposition devenue mythique, un formidable bordel en processus perpétuel qui eut toute son importance pour la galerie Nadja Vilenne. Aux côtés de Louise Bourgeois, Anne Decock, Fabrice Hybert, Henrietta Lettonne, Mark Manders, Maria Roosen, Claire Roudenko-Bertin, Luc Tuymans et Uri Tzaig, y participaient également Suchan Kinoshita, Honoré d’O et Eran Schaerf. Tous trois défendus par la galerie.

This Thursday – Exhibition Histories Talk: Bart de Baere

We are pleased to announce the thirteenth in our series of talks analysing and contextualising exhibitions through the personal accounts of the curators responsible, co-organised with Whitechapel Gallery, London.

On Thursday 16 March, director of M HKA, Antwerp, Bart de Baere will be in conversation with curator and writer Charles Esche discussing ‘This is the show and the show is many things’, an exhibition that took place at S.M.A.K, Ghent in 1994, alongside related events. Variously described as a ‘fun palace’, a ‘warehouse’ and a ‘wasteland’, this quasi-mythical exhibition brought to the fore a new wave of artists and an innovative format, incorporating dance to debates; opening up the space of process, relational capacity and whimsy.

The series is inspired by the Exhibition Histories books developed by Afterall, and published in association with the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College.

Exhibition Histories Talks: Bart de Baere
Thursday 16 March 2017, 19:00–20:30
Zilkha Auditorium
Whitechapel Gallery
77-82 Whitechapel High Street
E1 7QX